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Expression "The pasta was kind of bland"



 
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Expression "The pasta was kind of bland" #1 (permalink) Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:22 am   Expression "The pasta was kind of bland"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #132 "Conversations and Comprehension (3)", question 6

Man: How did you like that restaurant?
Woman: I wasn't really crazy about it at all. The pasta was kind of bland and the service wasn't that great.
Man: I agree. I think we should try another place next weekend.
Narrator: What does the woman mean? .........

(a) She didn't like the food or the restaurant service.
(b) She really liked the restaurant and the pasta was tasty.
(c) She didn't like the atmosphere in the new restaurant.

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #132 "Conversations and Comprehension (3)", answer 6

Man: How did you like that restaurant?
Woman: I wasn't really crazy about it at all. The pasta was kind of bland and the service wasn't that great.
Man: I agree. I think we should try another place next weekend.
Narrator: What does the woman mean? She didn't like the food or the restaurant service.

Correct answer: (a) She didn't like the food or the restaurant service.
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Expression "The pasta was kind of bland" #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:49 am   Expression "The pasta was kind of bland"
 

bland
1 boring - not interesting or exciting bland statements
2 no taste - If food is bland, it does not have much taste.

(from Cambridge Learner's Dictionary)
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Expression "The pasta was kind of bland" #3 (permalink) Mon Dec 21, 2009 15:05 pm   Expression "The pasta was kind of bland"
 

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Woman: I wasn't really crazy about it at all. The pasta was kind of bland and the service wasn't that great.


"I wasn't really crazy about it at all" means she/he really likes the service or tastes of the restaurant. Is it "I was really crazy about it at all instead"?

thanks for the incoming explanations.
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Expression "The pasta was kind of bland" #4 (permalink) Fri Jan 01, 2010 15:10 pm   Expression "The pasta was kind of bland"
 

Hi Watie

Be crazy about something means that you like it a lot because you think it's very special:
He's crazy about her. (He likes her very much)
If you say 'I'm not really crazy about it' you emphasize that you think it is not special at all although many people think it is.

A: I'm very fond of Oprah Show.
B: Well, I'm not crazy about it, but I sometimes watch it.

Let me know if you have further questions
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