The Aussie Barbie
This is, of course, if the barbeque is organised by an Australian family.
If you’re invited to a Korean or Japanese barbeque, things are very different!
||Australians love a barbeque. It’s
one of those family and friends things that bring Australians together.
But much of the food can be a surprise for many people from Asia. For a
start, rice is not a regular part of the Australian diet. So, finding rice
at a barbeque is a rare occurrence.
Gourmet barbeques sometimes occur where you get tomatoes, capsicum,
pineapple and other interesting flavours charred to perfection. But these
are rare. The main ingredients to expect at a barbeque are sausages, slabs
of beef and lots of onions.
In fact, some barbeques just have the meat. So, if you’re a vegetarian,
or prefer seafood, you might have to bring your own lunch.
1. Discuss with your tutor some of the words and phrases used in this
2. Which words have similar meanings? Draw a line to connect them.
3. Please write (T) True (F) False or (U) Unknown
1. Rice is a common part of the Australian diet
2. Barbeques are for students and work colleagues
3. The main ingredient of a barbeque includes chicken and fish.
4. Only Australian’s organise barbeques
5. It’s rude to bring your own lunch
6. Barbeques are popular with most Australian’s
4. Questions for Discussion
Have you been to a barbeque in Australia? What was it like?
Do you agree with the sentiments expressed in this article?
When someone says ‘barbeque’ do you think of a large black grill at
the beach or a small gas burner at a Korean restaurant?
Do you think it’s healthy to eat so much charred food?
Can you live without rice?
Answers to 3: 1. F 2. U. 3. F.
4. F. 5. U 6. T.