Part I: Listen and Read: Read along with the audio recording.
I eat pizza at least once a week with my roommate. I usually order a large pizza with three toppings: sausage, pepperoni, and green onions, but my roommate doesn't like sausage or green onions, so we usually order a half-and-half pizza. On one half, we order the toppings I like, and on the other half, he asks for mushrooms, bacon, and olives. We both like thick crust, so we can agree on that. Also, we order extra cheese on the pizza. Besides the pizza, we usually order bread sticks and a 2-liter bottle of drink. Some pizza restaurants run weekly specials, so if you buy two pizzas at the regular price, you get the third pizza at a discount. So, if we have pizza leftover from a party, we throw it in the fridge and eat it for the next several days.
Part II: Discussion
What kind of pizza do you like and what toppings do you like on it? Are there any unique toppings that people put on pizza in your country that reflect your local foods?
Part III: Online Investigation
Imagine that you are having a pizza party at your house tonight for 20 friends. Estimate how much pizza you will need and search the Internet for the best price and quality pizza you can find. Keep in mind that all of your friends are students, so price is probably the most important consideration.
Online Listening Practice (from www.esl-lab.com):