1. What kinds of snacks do you like to eat?
Um, quite a wide variety actually. Let me just think of few, um.. I like eating nuts a lot… like cashew nuts, pistachios…peanuts of course, and also melon seeds, which you get in the shops a lot over here. And um, what else do I like eating?…. Oh yeah, dried beef, or beef jerky as I think it’s also called. That’s another snack I quite enjoy eating every now and then.
2. Is it healthy to eat snacks?
I think it really kind of depends what snack it is, cos a lot snacks, like nuts for example, are actually pretty healthy for you. You know, they’ve got quite a lot of nutrition, but other kinds of snacks like crisps, or potato chips as some people call them, aren’t so good for you, cos they’re basicallyprocessed food, so they’ve got a lot of additives and preservatives. So those kinds of snacks you’ve got to eat in moderation, I suppose.
3. Do your parents allow you to eat snacks?
Yeah, they don’t mind me eating snacks. They kind of let me do what I want really, you know, I’m old enough to decide for myself what I want to eat! So they don’t really have a say in the matter. They used to, when I was younger, but now, I can pretty much do as I please!
4. What was the most popular snack when you were a child?
Um, without a doubt, it was crisps, cos I remember when I was a child, all my friends absolutely loved eating them, as did I, and we always had a bag of crisps in our lunchbox to take to school! And they were popular among adults too, not just children. So yeah, I’d say crisps were definitely the number one snack when I was little.
5. What kinds of snacks do children in your country like to eat?
Um…let me have a think….well, when I look at children now… what kinds of things do I see them eating?....um… Sweets definitely, which I guess is the same the world over! And uh, what else?.... Oh, biscuits! I almost forgot! I see a lot of children eating biscuits of all shapes and sizes. Oh and fruit of course, if that counts as a snack!
cashew nuts - 腰果
melon seeds – 瓜子
you get in the shops a lot over here - 这边的商店里有很多
beef jerky – 牛肉干
every now and then - occasionally, 偶尔, 不时
the world over – all over the world
if that counts – 如果这个算的话
without a doubt - 毫无疑问
They don’t really have a say in the matter - 没有发言权
I can do as I please – 我想怎么做就怎么做
processed food - 加工食品
additives – 添加剂
preservatives - 防腐剂
eat in moderation - 吃的适量