Практикум по английскому языку (с дифференцированными лексико-грамматическими заданиями): Учебно-методическое пособие к комплексу “Headway Elementary”, страница 6

'Tea' means two things. It is a drink and a meal! Some people have afternoon tea, with sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, a cup of tea. 

The evening meal is the main meal of the day for many people. They usually have it between 6.00 and 8.00, and often the whole family eats together. As a rule it is a complete dinner.

On Sundays many families have a traditional lunch. They have roast meat - beef, lamb, chicken, or pork - with potatoes, vegetables, and gravy. Gravy is a sauce made from the meat juices.

People often have take-away meal – you buy the food in the restaurant and bring it home to eat.


Vocabulary and speaking


1. Find in the text the expressions where these words are used.

cereal  / marmalade / instant /  to serve / whole / roast /  sauce

2. Say what the English eat choosing the correct answers.

An English breakfast is: chicken, pizza, bacon and eggs, rice, mushrooms, potatoes, cheese, a toast with jam, sausages, a sandwich, cereal.

For lunch the English have:  soup, a sandwich with meat, fried potatoes, macaroni, fruit, a fish sandwich, bacon with tomatoes, pizza.

A traditional Sunday lunch is: tea with cakes, sandwiches, pork, vegetables, soup, beef, a glass of milk, chicken, potatoes, mushrooms, gravy.


1. Explain in English what is:

- marmalade                           - jam

- a sandwich                           - gravy.

2. Develop following statements in two or three sentences.

-  English coffee                     -  Children `s snack

-  English “tea”                      - Sunday lunch

- A sandwich bar


1. Find  the difference between food / dish / meal. Fill in the right word..

1. The English have three … a day. 

2. You can buy … in the restaurant or cook it yourself. 

3. Dinner is usually  a big … .

4. Pasta with cheese is a traditional Italian … .

5.  When you cook it is important to have fresh … .

6. This … is made of fish and vegetables.

2. You are in England for the first time. You live in the family. Write a letter to your friend who lives in other country, and describe what you think of English meal.

                                                                                                  45, Newton st.

                                                                                                  London SW 6

Dear Kate


Present Simple (I, you, we, they)


1. Make the sentences negative.

e.g.Many people have toast with marmalade in the morning.Many people don’t have toast with marmalade in the morning.

1. Visitors to Britain find English coffee disgusting.

2. Office-workers buy meat or fish sandwiches.

3. Pubs serve good and cheap food.

4. School - children take a snack from home.

5. On Sundays many families prepare a special lunch.

2. Ask general questions to the sentences.

e.g. Sometimes the British have instant coffee– Do the British sometimes have instant coffee?

1. We cook chicken for a Sunday’s lunch.

2. They have their afternoon tea at 5 o’clock.

3. Office-workers often come to sandwich bars.

4. English businessmen like a quick lunch.

5. You don’t like potatoes with gravy.


1. Ask questions to the parts of the sentences in bold

e.g.People very often have cereal for breakfast. – How often do people have cereal for breakfast?

1. In the morning the English like tea with cold milk.

2. We have dinner at seven o’clock in the evening.

3. Sometimes the children eat hot meal at school.

4. We cook a big dinner today because have a company of friends.

5. In Britain people usually have three meals a day.

2. Put the adverbs in the right place in the sentence. Scan the text to find the help.

e.g. We get take-aways at the restaurants (often). – We often get take-aways at the restaurants.

1. They have a dish of beef, pork o chicken for dinner (as a rule).

2. I eat dinner together with the whole family (always). 

3. Marmalade is made from oranges (generally).

4. We buy sandwiches with fish or ham (usually).

5. People have a quick lunch (nowadays).


1. Fill in the right auxiliary verb where it is necessary. Sometimes you need to make it negative.