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  1. Now let’s talk about food. What can you tell me about eating habits inBelarus?
  2. Do you personally follow the rules of a healthy way of life? Why (not)?
  3. What questions can you ask a British friend about their national cuisine?
  4. Can you tell me how to cook one of your favourite dishes?
  5. Most of the families want to have a big kitchen in the flat, but at the same time they have a meal together less and less often. What do you think about it?

It really happens very often when families pay special attention to their kitchens making them bigger with special modern design. The reason is that, we view our kitchen as a place where we can relax and enjoy delicious food. But as we are usually very busy during the day time we can have a meal together with the whole family only in the evening. It is usually a special time for the family. In my family we sometimes spend an hour or so to have supper and to discuss all the things that have happened during the day. I think it is the reason to have a big kitchen with comfortable interior.


  1. Now let’s talk about food. What can you tell me about eating habits in your family?
  2. Do you often invite guests to have a meal together?
  3. What questions can you ask a British friend about their eating habits?

4. Which cafes would you recommend to visit in your place? Why?

A very popular pastime is eating out in a restaurant or a café. In most towns there is a wide variety of restaurants, a number of bars and cafes where you can get sandwiches and other snacks. So is in Grodno. You may go to the center of the town and walk along a central street. You will see a number of cafes. It will be up to your taste what to choose, because they are rather different.

5. Scientists say that fast food is unhealthy but people go on eating it. What do you think about it?


  1. Now let’s talk about food. What do people eat in Britain?

Some people criticize English food. They say it’s unimaginable, boring, tasteless, it’s chips with everything and totally overcooked vegetables. If you ask foreigners to name some typically English dishes, they will probably say “Fish and chips” then stop. It is disappointing, but true that, there is no tradition in England of eating in restaurants, because the food doesn’t lend itself to such preparation. English cooking is found at home. So it is difficult to find a good English restaurant with reasonable prices. In most cities in Britain you’ll find Indian, Chinese, French and Italian restaurants. In London you’ll also find Indonesian, Mexican, Greek… Cynics will say that this is because English have no “cuisine” themselves, but this is not quite the true. Everyone knows that tea is the most popular drink in Britain. It’s even more popular than coffee, which is favoured throughout Europe and America.

Nowadays, throughout the homes, tea shops and hotels of Britain, the custom of tea-time continues. Tea in Britain is brewed in a teapot. Then one spoonful of tea per person and one for the pot is added. Most people in Britain prefer a rich, strong cup of tea with milk and sugar added to taste.

2. Do you know many recipes?

3. What questions can you ask a waiter when you are ordering a meal in a cafe?

4. My friend wants to know more about national cuisines. Which national dishes would you recommend him to taste?

5. A lot of pupils refuse to have meals at school. What do you think about it?

We spend a lot of time at school. So it’s necessary to have a snack at midday just to keep you going on. That’s why we have to go to a school canteen to have lunch. Our school canteen leaves much to be desired. It has become a tradition with our canteen to serve chops and watery mashed potatoes every day with a glass of tea or stewed fruit. Nevertheless sometimes you may choose something to your taste.


Date: 2015-01-29; view: 2124

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