Part 4: Can “Fish'n'chips” survive?
Read the following article about « Fish’n’chips », then look at the statements.
For each statement 18-23 tick the correct answer true or false in the chart below the text
and give the line(s) in which you find the information.
For a correct answer you must fill in true or false and give the line(s).
It is the original British fast food. Fish and chips, the original
"take away" meal, has been part of British life for well over
100 years. But will it survive much longer?
Long before the Big Mac was invented, Britain had its own
national form of fast food.
"When I was a young man, it was the sort of thing you'd
have once or twice a week,"
remembers 82-year old Arthur
Mowbrey. "Sixty years ago, you'd get a full size portion of
cod and chips for sixpence. It was cheap, and good."
In the last quarter of a century, things have changed.
"It's not so popular with young people these days," says Lizzie, a teenager. "Most of the time, if
young people want to eat out, they'll go to a Burger King or something like that, or a Chinese take-
away. Fish and chips is a bit old-
fashioned really, I suppose. But there are still cheap chip shops around.“ Thousands of chip shops, however, have closed in the last twenty-five years. Some have been
turned into Chinese or Indian takeaways, others have just closed. They have survived best in
seaside towns, where the fish is really fresh, and people visit them more as a tradition than for any
other reason. Fish and chips wrapped in newspaper is already just a
memory. British and European hygiene rules
make chip shop owners use white paper or Styrofoam cartons. The disappearance of the traditional British fish and
chips shop is therefore bound to continue. Fish and
chips, however, will survive as an expensive specialty
in pubs and restaurants, and in new up-market fish
|0||The Big Mac was created earlier than fish and chips.|| 2 - 3
|18||In the past fish and chips didn’t cost much.||
|19||Chip shops are still favoured by young people.||
|20||These days most chip shops can be found in places by the
|21||Fish and chips is still served in newspapers.||
|22||Most remaining chip shops will eventually close down.||
|23||In the future fish and chips will be a high priced meal.||