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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #62359: Story of the hamburger
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    Story of the hamburger



    The hamburger is the most eaten food in the whole world. The first hamburgers were made  and sold in Connecticut in 1895 by an American called Louis Lassen . Louis called  them hamburgers because he was given the recipe by sailors from Hambourg in Germany.

    Hamburgers became a favourite meal in America in the early part of the twentieth century. Their popularity grew even more after the second world war, when they were bought  in large quantities by teenagers who preferred fast food to family meals. In 1948 two brothers Dick and Mac Donald opened  a drive-in hamburger restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

    Since then over 25,000 Mcdonald's restaurants have been opened  worldwide and now 35 million MacDonald's hamburgers are eaten  every day in 115 countries from India to the Artic Circle.


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    Put the verbs into the correct tense, active or passive.

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    The first hamburgers (make) in 1895. Louis Lassen (call) them hamburgers because he (give) the recipe by sailors. Hamburgers (become) his favourite meal. Their popularity (grow) even more when they (buy) in large quantities by teenagers who (prefer) fast food. Dick and Mac MacDonald (open) a drive-in hamburger restaurant. 25,000 McDonald's restaurants (open) worldwide. More than 35 million hamburgers (eat) every day.

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