|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
What kinds of food do young children like to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in your culture? What about snacks?
HELPFUL TIP: Kids always seem to be hungry, especially when they come home from school. Try having a bowl of fruit, nuts, and healthy snacks ready from them instead of chocolate and cookies.
|II. Listening Exercises [Top]|
I. Listen to the conversation by pressing the “Play Audio” button and answer the questions. Press the “Final Score” button to check your quiz.
Father: Yeah, Micky.
Son: Can I have a really good snack?
Father: Uh, I don’t know. I thinks it’s . . . uh . . . what time’s it? I think it’s going on dinner.
Son: Uh, it’s three thirty.
Father: Three thirty. Uh . . . We’d better wait. [Why, Dad?] Well, what kind of snack do you want?
Father: No, candy is out. Oh, how about some broccoli? [No!] Uh, carrots? [No!] Well, what else can you suggest?
Father: Candy. No, I don’t think . . . I think You’d better wait.
Son: A sandwich? A spinach sandwich?
Father: Spinach sandwich? Spinach sandwich! When did you start liking spinach?
Son: Uh, today.
Father: Well, what about a small sandwich? [Okay] Okay, I’ll whip it up in a minute. Play with your toys while you’re waiting for it.
|Key Vocabulary [Top]|
- snack (noun): an informal light meal
– My wife often gives the kids a snack right when they come home from school.
- go on (phrasal verb): getting near to, almost
– It’s going on 6:00 p.m., so we’d better start dinner before the guests arrive.
- out (adjective): not acceptable or possible
– Going to the movie is out tonight. We don’t have enough money to pay for the tickets.
- spinach (noun): a dark green leafy vegetable
– Some kids don’t like the taste of spinach.
- whip up (phrasal verb): prepare or cook food quickly
– We don’t have much time for dinner, so I’ll whip up something right away.