Saturday, March 22, 2014

IELTS Worksheet - Breakfast Around the World

Good Morning & Happy Monday!

Today's worksheet is a reading with two IELTS-style tasks - comprehension questions and a Writing Task 1. I've also included an answer key for the comprehension questions.

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Illustration of cereal, milk, juice and fruit

Breakfast is different around the world. In many areas, people eat food for breakfast that Americans would have for lunch or dinner. Breakfast in other parts of the world would be dessert or a snack in some countries. 


What do people eat in China for breakfast? China is a very big country and not everyone has the same thing. However, many people in China have congee and steamed dumplings. Congee is a type of rice porridge. The rice is cooked with a lot of water, until it is like a thick soup. Some Chinese may also have steamed buns. The steamed bun may be filled with meat or vegetables.


Breakfast in Europe differs with each country. However, one will find that, in the colder countries such as Germany and Austria, it is common to have a heavier breakfast with meats, eggs and plenty of cheese. In warmer countries, breakfast is lighter, with more breads and pastries and light cheeses and yogurts.

Continental Breakfast

People in Europe have different foods for lunch depending on the country. Yet, in the past 50 years, hotels and restaurants may serve a light breakfast that is common all around Europe. This breakfast is called a continental breakfast. It combines foods that are found in parts of Europe such as England, Italy and France. For a typical continental breakfast, one may have coffee and milk. There will also be a kind of sweet bread and butter and jam to go with it. Other items are added to these items such as sliced cold meats, fruit, cheese, yogurt and boiled eggs. Hot chocolate, tea and juice are also common drinks. 


Breakfast in Turkey is similar to what one may find in Middle Eastern countries, but with more items. At a typical breakfast in Turkey, one will find bread, farmer's cheese, butter, olives, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, jam, honey, Turkish clotted cream, spicy sausage and sliced cold meats. Variations for Turkish breakfast are endless. One will also find little meat pies called kaymak, bagels, soups, and spicy omelets. To drink, one will have Turkish tea.


Breakfast in Nigeria is different from place to place, with over 250 different groups living there. In the North, people may have cakes made from ground beans with a sweet porridge called Koko. In the South, people have Ogi, a sweet porridge made from corn or millet and milk. This porridge is eaten with other foods. A common side to have with Ogi is moi moi. Moi moi is a cake made from bean paste. The bean paste is wrapped in banana leaves and then steamed. Once it is ready, the bean cake emerges a lovely pink color. Moi moi can be either sweet or savory. Savory Moi moi will have onions or chili peppers in it.

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Faiza Raintree

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Fun in Spring - Hobbies & Simple Present

Good Morning & Happy Monday!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Today's worksheet will help beginning students build their vocabulary and teach them how to use the simple present tense. The focus is on activities that people do in spring. You'll need to download the worksheet to view it and use it.

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