General Listening Quiz

“Baby Food”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate baby food man – woman 01:37

Pre-Listening Exercise

What kinds of foods are appropriate for babies and toddlers at different times in their lives?

Idioms

be someone’s baby” = be a very special possession, goal, or project.
“Hey, don’t touch the car. That’s my brother’s baby, and it is very protective of it.”

sleep like a baby” = sleep deeply and soundly
“Mark worked 16 hours yesterday, so he’s going to sleep like a baby tonight.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

What is the boy's name?

Hey. Logan. How about some chocolate peanut butter milkshake?

The man wants to feed his grandson some _______.

Hey. Logan. How about some chocolate peanut butter milkshake? Yum Yum Yum.

The boy, Logan, should only be eating rice and ______.

He shouldn’t eat anything but rice and plain bread. He’s not supposed to eat anything else right now.

The boy has the food all over his ______.

Well. . . . Logan. Look. You have chocolate all over your face. Let me clean up your face before your mom comes in here.

The grandfather says he is talking to his grandson about ______.

No, no, no. We’re fine. Thanks. Logan and I are just talking about politics, the stock market. You know, the economic turmoil in the world. Just light stuff like that.

Post-Listening Exercise

What are some common, traditional foods in your country that people feed to their babies and children? 

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to discover what foods are given to babies in one or more of these countries. What cultural or environmental factors (e.g., climate, weather, geography, etc.) play a factor in what foods are available?

  1. Vietnam
  2. Japan
  3. Jamaica
  4. Mexico
  5. Kenya
  6. Peru
  7. Australia
  8. France
  9. China
  10. Thailand
  11. Saudi Arabia