字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 he's a review from BBC Learning English Hello and welcome to News Review the program where we give you the language from the latest news stories and tell you how to use it in your everyday English. Hi, I'm nail and joining me today is Katherine. Hello, Katherine. Hello, everyone. Hello, near. Hello. So what is our story today? We're looking at a place that you can eat very, very well for a lot less than the usual cost. Sounds like the perfect combination. Eating well for a reasonable price. Let's find out some more about this from this. BBC World Service News report. Small beachside South African restaurant, specializing in local seafood, has won the top prize at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris. Will Fat, who six staff have no formal training open two years ago in a cottage in Cave on the remote beach at Payton Oster. It's $60 tasting menu is a fraction of what prestigious Parisian restaurants charge. So an award ceremony in Paris last night it was the World Restaurant Awards Onda very unexpected winner. It was a beachside restaurant in South Africa. Now it's only been open two years. Nobody who works. There is a trained chef, Andi. You can get a seven course tasting menu. A tasting menu gives you a little bit of everything on the menu on its $60 which is a fraction of what you'd pay in a top restaurant around the world. So a great success story for that restaurant. Um, Now you've been scanning the world's media and you've been picking out vocabulary that's popping up about this story. What have you got? We have crowned eatery on inaugural crowned eatery. And in all, girl. Okay, so what's your first headline there? Please tell Van comes from France 24. The headline is Tiny South Africa Beach restaurant crowned best in world Crowned. Given an award? Yes. OK, then, Katherine. Here we go. I know what a crown is. It's a kind of gold hat. Yes. Does this mean that somebody has come along and put a huge gold hat on top of this restaurant? Exactly that. I thought so. Just kidding. So a crowd, yes, is a big gold heart, usually gold on its what a king or a queen traditionally wears. Now, on the day that the king becomes the king or the queen becomes the queen, this gold hat is ceremoniously placed on their head. That the verb to describe that action is to crown is to recognize superiority, position on where we use it metaphorically idiomatic Lee. To crown something like this is to recognize that it's the best, or to recognize that it's got a no achievement of some kind. So this restaurant was crowned the best in the world. It means it was recognized as the best in the world. So we're talking about success here and positive things. It's very positive. Yes, you can't crown something. The worst you might say it is a joke, but generally it means something positive. Okay, And, um, crown can also mean, aside from awards, just putting something on top. Yes, off other things. Yes, in a literal sense, not actually a crown. But if you go to the dentist, the dentist can crown your tooth. It means place an artificial cap over the top of a decayed tooth. You can crown a Christmas tree by putting a angel or star on the top of it. You can crown a cake with decorations, so putting something wonderful on the top of something else. Okay, let's now look at our second headline. Please, Let's do that. So we're going out to the New Straits Times. The headline is Cape Malay eatery in South Africa named World's Best Restaurant Eatery meeting restaurant. That's it. Simple is that it is. It's exactly a synonym, any kind of restaurant you can call it an eatery. Okay, so it's got nothing to do with whether it's a kind of low level restaurant kind of greasy cafe around the corner where you might. You can still refer to it as an eatery, but generally the interesting thing is that it's a word that is generally used by people who are very interested in restaurants. The food press, people who review restaurants. So you wouldn't say I'm going to an eatery to get a take away. Forlan Jeff, you say I'm going to a restaurant. So although the meaning is exactly the same, it's the use. Don't really use it, I would probably never say, Oh, I went to a very nice eatery last night, only if you were quite sort of inter food. If you were a foodie, which is another word to describe somebody who really likes food. So it's a foodie word. It's a journalistic word. Yeah, it's an in the restaurant business, people using a lot, but not so much any of everyday English and going back to journalistic words. If you read that headline out again, it's got the word restaurant, and it already hasn't it? It has. And so one of the rules of journalism and English is that you don't repeat a word is looking for another word. So in speech, it sounds a bit unnatural. But in the headline, That's very typical. It is absolutely okay, let's now have a look at our final headline. We're Going Now to wine Mark. Websites on the headline is South Africa South Africa Restaurant Wolf got wins big at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards inaugural first event in a Siri's inaugural. Yeah, is it hard to say Yeah, let's go. Let's deal with the pronunciation before we go any further. So it's in all girl. I m a u G u R A. L inaugural four syllables in or good role. But if you're saying it quickly, Neil, you can demonstrate inaugural three syllables in no grill, so to ways to say it Um, and it means the first event in it in a Siri's off important, usually annual events. Shall I tell you about one of the happiest memories of my I love to hear your happy memories? Come on, it's my is my daughter's inaugural birthday party the first time ever say 40 you know, is that a correct usage of enormous sued by my face? Neil. I'm finding that quite amusing. No, you don't have an inaugural birthday party much. It may be important to you, but it's such a common thing. The and birthday parties its inaugural is to do with often a public event, which is important for some reason on the word inaugural makes you understand it will happen more than once, not birthday parties, but it can be something like, you know, football awards. I think the Ballon Door is an award that recognizes the best footballer every year. The inaugural Ballon Door Waas sometime in a long time ago, but the inaugural World Cup was in 1933 inaugural Modern Olympics was, I think 18 96 history lesson. Thank you So yeah, the 1st 1 of many more important public events could be described as the inaugural event. 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