Audio Samples and Questions - Eggs for Breakfast

Audio Samples and Questions

Eggs for Breakfast

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

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!


1) Why does Alex think that Tebogo should eat more breakfast?
a) Because coffee is not good for her.
b) Because she needs to eat enough before she goes to work.
c) Because he knows she really likes a large breakfast.

2) Does Alex have time to cook his breakfast?
a) No, there are too many things.
b) No, because he wants toast as well.
c) Yes, if Tebogo helps him.

3) Why does Tebogo not like breakfast?
a) Because she does not eat very much.
b) Because she does not like steak.
c) Because she is not hungry in the morning.

4) Why does Alex decide to have his big breakfast on Sunday?
a) Because he will have more time.
b) Because then Tebogo can make it.
c) Because then he can have a continental breakfast.

5) Why does Alex choose to have only a coffee now?
a) He doesn't like breakfast.
b) He's going to have a sandwich at eleven o'clock.
c) He wants to go back to sleep.

1. = "B";
2. = "C";
3. = "C";
4. = "A";
5. = "B";

Post-Listening Exercise

What kind of breakfast do you like best? Write down the items you like and say why you like them. Form your sentences by writing 'I like ... because...'.