General Listening Quiz
“Breakfast Recipes – Script”
Listen to the recording and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Daughter: Dad, Dad. What’s for breakfast?
Dad: [Dad mumbles something]
Daughter: Dad? [What?]
Daughter: What’s for breakfast?
Dad: Uh, there’s a banana on the kitchen counter. Enjoy.
Daughter: Dad, that banana’s all bruised, and it looks like the cat took a bite out of it last night . . . Dad. Wake up.
Dad: Ugh, Okay. Uh, there’s some cereal in the cupboard. Help yourself.
Daughter: But there’s no milk.
Dad: Well, just mix up some powdered milk.
Daughter: Ah, no way. That stuff is nasty and warm. Come on, Dad.
Dad: Uh, okay. I guess I could make some pancakes.
Daughter: Uh, no. The last time you made pancakes, they were as hard as a rock. Even the dog wouldn’t touch them.
Dad: That bad? [Yeah.] Alright. Wait! Why in the world are we having this conversation anyway? You’re 19 years old. Make your own breakfast. I’m going back to bed.
Daughter: Because you love me . . . plus you said that you’d make something for me if I cleaned the dishes last night.
Dad: Okay. How about some eggs and bacon? I can’t go wrong there.
Daughter: Okay, but don’t put any of that funny stuff in it . . . you know, those weird mushrooms like you did last time.
Dad: Okay, okay. So, you want me to keep things simple, right?
Daughter: Exactly. But, please hurry. My friend is picking me up in a few minutes.
Dad: On a Saturday morning?
Daughter: Yeah. He’s taking me fishing.
Dad: Fishing? Since when did you start liking fishing?
Daughter: Since Dirk gave me this ring! What do you think?
Dad: What? Wait. I’m not going to ask. Let me get breakfast on the table . . . Then, we’ll have a long chat.
Daughter: Oh, he’s here. I’ll just take the $20 bill out of your wallet. I can buy breakfast on the way. Bye.
Dad: Oh, no!
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
- cupboard (noun): a cabinet or storage space for keeping food or other items
– You’ll find the flour and sugar in the cupboard. Why don’t you grab them so we can make some pancakes?
- mix (up) (phrasal verb): prepare a food or drink by combining two or more ingredients
– Don’t forget to mix (up) the eggs really well before you put them in the frying pan.
- nasty (adjective): terrible or disgusting
– The oatmeal he made for breakfast was nasty, but I didn’t want to hurt his feelings, so I didn’t say anything.
- plus (conjunction): and
– You can have eggs and toast for breakfast, plus there is some orange juice in the refrigerator in case you want something to drink.
- go wrong (verb): make a mistake
– I thought I followed the recipe, but this food tastes terrible, so I wonder where I went wrong.
- weird (adjective): unusual or strange
– Although he uses a lot of weird ingredients in his chicken soup, it always tastes great.
- chat (noun): informal conversation
– We had a really good chat over breakfast this morning about my daughter’s future.