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There is a chicken restaurant in America. It is called Popeyes. It is famous for selling pieces of chicken. They have introduced a new chicken sandwich. It is so popular that restaurants are selling out.

Popeyes did not sell chicken sandwiches in America before. KFC sells them but they aren’t as popular as their regular chicken. In many other countries, Popeyes and KFC have sold chicken sandwiches for years. KFC chicken sandwiches are much more popular in other countries. Some people are confused about why chicken sandwiches are only just becoming popular in America.

The new sandwich is so popular that people are lining up to buy sandwiches. There have been pictures on social media of very long lines. Popeyes can’t make enough sandwiches to meet demand.

Difficult words

Introduce (v): To show something for the first time.

Regular (adj): To be normal, not special.

Confuse (v): To make someone not understand.

Social Media (n): Websites that let people talk and connect online.

Demand (n): How much something is asked for.

Activities

For listening practise, listen to the recorded article here:

British English:

American English:

Match the Synonym!

 1. Introduce  A. Complicate
 2. Regular  B. Websites for talking.
 3. Confuse  C. Show for the first time.
 4. Social Media  D. Ask for.
 5. Demand  E. Normal

True or False?

1. There are no chicken restaurants in America. T / F

2. The restaurant is called Popeyes. T / F

3. There is a new chicken salad. T / F

4. KFC’s chicken sandwiches are more popular than their regular chicken. T / F

5. Many people are lining up for the chicken sandwich. T / F

Unscramble the sentence!

1. chicken / There / a / is / restaurant

2. so / It / popular / is

3. not / Popeyes / sandwiches / sell / did / chicken

4. more / are / KFC / chicken sandwiches / popular / much

5. confused / people / Some / are

Listening and Vocabulary

Listen to the article and fill in the words OR practice vocabulary and fill in the words.

British English:

American English:

Sell Meet Restaurant
Popular Sandwiches Lines

There is a chicken (1)________________ in America. It is called Popeyes. It is famous for selling pieces of chicken. They have introduced a new chicken sandwich. It is so (2)_______________ that restaurants are selling out.

Popeyes did not (3)_______ chicken sandwiches in America before. KFC sells them but they aren’t as popular as their regular chicken. In many other countries, Popeyes and KFC have sold chicken sandwiches for years. KFC chicken (4)__________________ are much more popular in other countries. Some people are confused about why chicken sandwiches are only just becoming popular in America.

The new sandwich is so popular that people are lining up to buy sandwiches. There have been pictures on social media of very long (5)_________. Popeyes can’t make enough sandwiches to (6)_________ demand.

Conversation Questions

Take turns speaking with a partner or try to answer on your own:

1. Did you find this article interesting? Why or why not?
2. Did you learn anything new from this article? If so, what?
3. What do you think of this story?
4. Have you ever eaten at Popeyes?
5. Is there a famous chicken chain in your country?
6. What is a popular fast food in your country?
7. Do you think chicken burgers or regular fried chicken would be more popular in your country?
8. What do you think about the excitement for this chicken sandwich?
9. What do you think about the boy registering people to vote?
10. What is another way people could take advantage of this craze?
11. Has there been a similar craze for a product in your country?
12. Have you ever waited in a long line for a popular product?
13. Should people limit how much fast food they eat?
14. Would you like to try the plant-based fast food options?
15. What is a healthy alternative to fast food?
16. Would you ever consider being a vegetarian or vegan?
17. What international food is popular in your country?
18. Does your country have famous food?
19. Are restaurant chains bad for diversity?
20. Do you have any questions for the people who have waited in line?