Burger King in Brazil launches Barbie-themed meal

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Date: 2023/07/23

Difficulty: Intermediate B1

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Vocabulary Match

celebrate -   - launch
release -   - vivid
bright -   - icing
pink -   - honor
sauce -   - dressing
frosting -   - rosy

Article

Burger King in Brazil has launched a Barbie-themed meal to celebrate the new Barbie movie's release. The meal includes a cheeseburger with bright pink sauce and bacon, a pink vanilla milkshake, a doughnut with pink frosting, and Ken's fries. The new meal has gotten different reactions from fast food lovers. Some people on social media said the pink sauce looks like "chewed bubblegum".

The new Barbie movie, based on the famous dolls, will come out in the UK this week. Making the film used so much bright pink paint that it used up all the paint from one company. The movie stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken. Gosling said his children motivated him to take the role of Ken.

Quiz

  1. What does the Barbie-themed meal at Burger King in Brazil include?
  2. What did some people on social media say about the new meal?
  3. When will the new Barbie movie come out in the UK?
  4. Who stars as Barbie in the new movie?

Conversation

A: Hey, have you heard about the new Barbie-themed meal at Burger King?
B: Yeah, I saw it on social media. Some people think the pink sauce looks weird.
A: I know, right? It does look a bit like chewed bubblegum.
B: Haha, exactly! But I guess it's all part of the Barbie theme.
A: I guess so. Hmm... I wonder what it tastes like.
B: Well, I'm a fast food lover, so I might give it a try.

Discussion

  1. What's your favorite fast food meal?
  2. If you could create a themed meal, what would it be?
  3. Have you ever tried any unusual food combinations? What were they?
  4. What toys did you play with as a child?

Vocabulary Answers

celebrate → honor
release → launch
bright → vivid
pink → rosy
sauce → dressing
frosting → icing

Quiz Answers (examples)

  1. The Barbie-themed meal includes a cheeseburger with bright pink sauce and bacon, a pink vanilla milkshake, a doughnut with pink frosting, and Ken's fries.
  2. They said the pink sauce looks like "chewed bubblegum".
  3. The new Barbie movie will come out in the UK this week.
  4. The movie stars Margot Robbie as Barbie.

Source Material

https://news.sky.com/story/burger-king-creates-barbie-inspired-meal-to-mark-release-of-new-movie-12922411


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