Food too bad for prison

The food at San Quentin State Prison in California is notoriously bad. It’s been described as “inedible slop.” Prisoners have staged hunger strikes to protest against what they call “garbage” and “slop.” Former inmate Anthony Graves said that he didn’t eat for seven days straight because of the food. He said, “I got tired of eating out of a trash can.” But what about food that is too bad for even prison?

In this video lesson we:

  • Use phrasal verbs related to food.
  • Talk about your opinion regarding food.
  • Discuss the punishment / reward relationship people have with food.

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Word Formnoun
DefinitionA flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle.
Synonymsflannel-cake, battercake, flapcake, hotcake, pancake, griddlecake
UsageHis flapjacks were so thin and light that they could have passed for crêpes.

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