Learn English - ESL Listening Center - Easy 6

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1. Pre-Listening Exercise

How would you cook the following items? Match the two sets of words but remember that some items can be cooked in more than one way. Make sentences using the words 'either... or' if necessary.

-- eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, chicken, ready-meal, meat, rice, carrots.

-- grill, fry, boil, microwave, roast, stew, poach, scramble, steam.

2. Script

Alex: What would you like for breakfast?

Tebogo: I'll just have a coffee.

Alex: That isn't good for you. You should eat more before you go to work.

Tebogo: I'm not going to work today. Anyway, I don't like breakfast. I'm not hungry in the morning.

Alex: I'll show you what a real breakfast is.

Tebogo: I know. I've seen it before, in Australia. And theUnited States. How could anyone eat a steak for breakfast? Ugh!

Alex: Well, I haven't got a steak. But I've got eggs, sausages, bacon, tomatoes, beans and mushrooms.

Tebogo: There isn't time to cook all that.

Alex: Yes there is, if you help me. And we can have toast with jam and lots of tea or coffee. And we can start with cereal or orange-juice.

Tebogo: Is that what's called a full English breakfast?

Alex: Nearly.

Tebogo: I like a continental breakfast. I had it in France.

Alex: Yea, that's nice too, with warm croissants and lots of jam and coffee - and some fruit perhaps.

Tebogo: Well, if you want to have your giant breakfast you'd better hurry.

Alex: Perhaps I'll have it on Sunday instead. We'll have more time then.

Tebogo: Yea, and I won't have to make it. So do you want to make some coffee now?

Alex: Sure, I'll have one too. Then I can grab a
sandwich at eleven o'clock.

Tebogo: And I can go back to sleep!