General Listening Quiz

“Snack Time – Healthy Foods”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy healthy snacks man and young boy 00:48

Pre-Listening Exercise

What kinds of food do young children like to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in your culture? What about snacks?


make your mouth water” = make you hungry by just looking at or smelling food
I’m so hungry that just looking at the fruit makes my mouth water.”

easy as pie” = not difficult or requiring much effort
Making delicious cookies is easy as pie.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

What time of day does this conversation take place?

Son: Uh, it's three thirty.

The man doesn't give his son something to eat because ____.

Father: What time's it? I think it's going on dinner.

The boy wants ______ for a snack.

Father: Well, what kind of snack do you want? Son: Candy?

The father offers his son a ________ sandwich.

Father: Spinach sandwich? Spinach sandwich! When did you start liking spinach?

The boy is going to _______ while their father prepares some food.

Father: Well, what about a small sandwich? [Okay] Okay, I'll whip it up in a minute. Play with your toys while you're waiting for it.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

Sometimes, young children don’t like to eat certain foods at meal time. What ideas do you have to get children to eat?  What kinds of snacks do children like most?

Online Investigation

Finding healthy snacks for children (or for yourself) isn’t always easy. Use the Internet to find three different healthy snacks that can be purchased online. What are the benefits of each snack? How much does each cost?