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Episode 12: Kangaroo
Episode 12: Kangaroo
Learn a couple of words for meat and eating while Christina cooks kangaroo.

Transcript
Today Christina both meets and eats kangaroos.
One of the things that I really wanna do is see kangaroos in real life 'cause I've been here in Australia for a few years now but I have never actually meet or seen kangaroos in real life. I have always just seen them on TV and magazines, so here I am today in a wildlife park and I'm really excited because I'll be able to touch, feel and play with kangaroos and get to know them a little bit more. So, here we go.
She wants to see kangaroos 'in real life' - 'in real life' means not on a film or in a book.
There are so many of them, it's crazy. They're not as big as I thought. They're really, really friendly.
They're not 'as big as' I thought - you make comparisons with 'as' before and after the adjective - not 'as big as' I thought. She thought they would be bigger
Because they are overpopulated they do kill them so that they are not starved and they do use, you know, the meat to be eaten. Since I've been in Australia a few of my friends have challenged me to taste kangaroo meat.

I haven't personally tasted and, after playing around and touching and holding kangaroos today.

I feel a little bit err I'm not sure but at the same time I do want to try it while I'm in Australia. Kangaroo meat is eaten by people and it is a delicacy so I think it will be - it's something I do want to try, yeah. Whether or not I'll like it, I'm not sure.
She is not sure but 'at the same time' she wants to try it. 'At the same time' is used for 2 ideas or thoughts that are both true. Now listen out for some words for various sorts of meat:
Tonight me and my sister Jessica will be cooking the kangaroo meat. We will be inviting a few friends over and we will have a gathering and then just tasting the kangaroo meat. We will cook it in two different styles, two different ways. First is barbecuing them the Aussie way and then the second way we will try to have an Indonesian recipe.

Normally, back home in Indonesia we eat a lot of what? Pork

Braised goat.

Beef.

Yeah, goat.

And chicken, yeah.

Lamb.

Something different, kangaroo meat.

Yeah.
Pork and beef - pork is pig meat and meat from a cow is beef. But mostly meat has the same name as the animal it is from - goat, lamb, chicken, kangaroo.
Because who would have thought you could actually eat kangaroo meat because, before we came here, we thought kangaroos were like what...

Kangaroo is more like...

Tourist pet, the soft toys that you buy.

I thought it was like Australian icon or something.

I thought it was like...

Kangaroo and koalas.

...not meant to be eaten.
'Who would have thought' - you use this expression to say that something surprises you, or that in the past you didn't think this. They thought kangaroos were not meant to be eaten.
Because who would have thought you could actually eat kangaroo meat because, before we came here, we thought kangaroos were like what...

Kangaroo is more like...

Tourist pet, the soft toys that you buy.

I thought it was like Australian icon or something.

I thought it was like...

Kangaroo and koalas.

...not meant to be eaten.

Welcome to a five star restaurant.

This is fantastic.

Our special menu tonight.

Bon appétit, bon appétit.

I gotta say I have never tasted...

I honestly have never tasted kangaroo this good before. I've tried it a few times.
Bon appétit is a French expression that means 'enjoy the meal'. There are a number of French words or phrases commonly used in English. We'll finish with the phrasal verb 'turned out', which is used to say what the outcome of an event was - if it was a success or not:
They all liked it. They all gave it 8, 9 out of 10 so and they can't decide which one they like better so I think that's a good sign. I am pleased that I've done it.

I have conquered the challenge and it turned out really well. and well at least now I can say to my friends yes, I have tried kangaroo meat. And I have seen kangaroo and feed them so I'm happy, it's good.
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