English Vocabulary – Breakfast Talk
The subject of breakfast came up in class recently when the students were discussing the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad.
Student A: Not everyone can adapt to the new environment. Everything is different from the weather to the food.
Student B: Ya lor, I don’t like to eat ‘ang-moh’ food, especially ‘ang-moh’ breakfast, so if I go ‘ang-moh’ country, sure die. 😝
Tutor Adeline: Interesting. Student B, what do you mean by ‘ang-moh’ breakfast? (asking the obvious)
Student B: The bacon, ham and all that lah.
Tutor Adeline: And you don’t like them.
Student B: Yah, cos’ they are very unhealthy.
Tutor Adeline: I have to agree with you that a typical Western-style breakfast is a heart attack on a plate. *laughter* 🤣 Since we are on the subject of breakfast, does anyone know the difference between a continental breakfast and an English breakfast?
The entire class: *blank look* 😕
Tutor Adeline: Okay, here’s the difference:
a light breakfast, usually consisting of tea or coffee, bread rolls, croissants and pastries
a large or full breakfast, usually consisting of tea or coffee, bacon, ham, sausages, eggs and a variety of other cooked foods
Student B: What about American breakfast?
Tutor Adeline: Good question!
a variant of English breakfast, often consisting of the same stuff; hash browns, pancakes and waffles are common in American breakfast
Student B: That’s why it is a heart attack on a plate! *laughter* 🤣
Tutor Adeline: Everything in moderation. It’s okay to indulge once in a while. I do love bacon and pancakes, so don’t curse me. Final question. What’s a power breakfast?
Student C: After eating will become very powerful? *seriously loud laughter* 🤣 🤣
Tutor Adeline: Very funny, Student C! 😏
a meeting that business people have early in the morning while they eat breakfast
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