Тема / Топик по английскому языку:
English Meals Today

In common with other West European coutries the British diet has changed over the last twenty years. In general, people are responding to recent medical advice and are cutting down on fatty food, heavy puddings and stodgy cakes. Food such as pizza, pasta and baked potatoes are now commonly served in English homes in preference to heavy evening meals during the week. People are more prepared to experiment with different styles of cooking.

At breakfast time it is usual to expect cereal and toast or rolls with butter and jam instead of the «traditional English breakfast». This is because of health considerations, the time needed for preparation and the cost.

The main family meal of the week tends to be on Suday lunch at which, typically, a roast joint of meat will be served with several vegetables. You may also be served a pudding such as apple pie with cream. This is an occasion for the family to get together to talk and relax in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

Topical Vocabulary

- the British diet
типичная английская еда, национальное меню
to respond to recent medical advice
учитывать последние медицинские рекомендации
to cut down on fatty food
сокращать потребление жирной пищи
a heavy pudding
тяжелый для желудка пудинг
a stodgy cake
тяжелый для желудка торт
pizza
пицца
pasta
паста (блюдо из макарон)
baked potatoes
запеченный картофель
to be served
подаваться
in preference to smth.
вместо чего-либо
to experiment with different styles of cooking
экспериментировать с различными стилями приготовления пищи
- a cereal
пища быстрого приготовления из злаков
health considerations
соображения здоровья
the time needed for preparation
время на приготовление
cost
стоимость
- a roast joint of meat
кусок жареного мяса

Answer the questions:

  1. How has the British diet changed over the last 20 years?
  2. What is it usual to expect for breakfast in the UK and why?
  3. What is the main family meal of the week?

Translate into English:

  1. Как и другие европейские народы, британцы меньше употребляют жирную пищу и тяжелые для желудка пудинги и торты.
  2. Меню в Великобритании изменилось, поскольку люди следуют медицинским советам.
  3. Исходя из соображений здоровья и стоимости, на завтрак обычно подают пищу быстрого приготовления из злаков.
  4. Британцы уже не так консервативны в еде как раньше и с готовностью экспериментируют с различными кухнями.
  5. Во время основной трапезы недели подается жареное мясо и овощи, а также яблочный пирог со сливками.

Посмотреть ответы

1. In common with other West European countries, the British people are cutting down on fatty food, puddings and stodgy cakes.
2. The British diet has changed, because people are responding to medical advice.
3. Because of health considerations and the cost, a cereal is usually served at breakfast.
4. The British people are not as conservative in their meals as they used to be, and are prepared to experiment with different styles of cooking.
5. During the main meal of the week, a roast joint of meat and vegetables are served, and also an apple pie with cream.

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