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Snack Time!:
Healthy Foods for Kids

Listening Exercises
Listen to the conversation again by pressing the Play Audio button and read along with the conversation. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

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Son: Dad!

Father: Yeah, Micky.

Son: Can I have a really good snack?

Father: Uh, I don't know. I thinks it's . . . uh . . . what time's it? I think it's going on dinner.

Son: Uh, it's three thirty.

Father: Three thirty. Uh . . . We'd better wait. [Why, Dad?] Well, what kind of snack do you want?

Son: Candy?

Father: No, candy is out. Oh, how about some broccoli? [No!] Uh, carrots? [No!] Well, what else can you suggest?

Son: Candy.

Father: Candy. No, I don't think . . . I think You'd better wait.

Son: A sandwich? A spinach sandwich?

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

Son: Uh, today.

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.

Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • snack (noun): an informal light meal
    - My wife often gives the kids a snack right when they come home from school.

  • go on (phrasal verb): getting near to, almost
    - It's going on 6:00 p.m., so we'd better start dinner before the guests arrive.

  • out (adjective): not acceptable or possible
    - Going to the movie is out tonight. We don't have enough money to pay for the tickets.

  • spinach (noun): a dark green leafy vegetable
    - Some kids don't like the taste of spinach.

  • whip up (phrasal verb): prepare or cook food quickly
    - We don't have much time for dinner, so I'll whip up something right away.

Vocabulary Activities [Top]

Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations.

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