LIFE IN UK – WEEKLY ENGLISH LESSON FROM BRITISH COUNCIL


Fred and Sara are at The Garden Café in Regent’s Park, London.

Fred နဲ႕ Sara တို႕ လန္ဒန္ျမိဳ႕လည္မွာရွိတဲ့ Regent’s Park ပန္းျခံထဲက The Garden Café ကိုေရာက္ေနပါတယ္။

 

FOOD - အစားအစာ

 

ေအာက္တြင္ေဖာ္ျပထားေသာစကားေျပာသင္ခန္းစာ ႏွင့္ စာပိုဒ္ကို ဦးစြာဖတ္႐ႈေလ့လာပါ။ နားမလည္ေသာစကားလုံးသစ္မ်ားပါ ပါက ခက္ဆစ္က႑တြင္ၾကည့္႐ႈႏိုင္ပါသည္။ ထို႕ေနာက္ ေလ့က်င့္ခန္းမ်ားကိုေျဖဆိုၾကည့္ပါ။ အေျဖမ်ားကိုေနာက္ဆုံးတြင္ေပးထားပါသည္။

 

Fred: I’m so hungry! Are you ready to order?

Fred: အစ္ကိုေတာ့အရမ္းဆာေနျပီ။ ညီမ (စားစရာ) မွာဖို႕အဆင္သင့္ပဲလား?

Sara: Yes… I think so. I’ll have a cheese sandwich.

Sara: ဟုတ္ကဲ့ - ထင္တာပဲအစ္ကို။ ကြၽန္မက ဒိန္ခဲညွပ္ေပါင္မုန္႔စားမယ္။

 

Fred: Do you want a drink?

Fred: ဘာေသာက္အံုးမလဲ?

Sara: Yes, an orange juice.

Sara: ဟုတ္ကဲ့ - လိေမၼာ္ရည္ေသာက္မယ္။

Fred: Okay… ah… here’s the waiter.

Fred: အိုေက - ေဟာ - စားပြဲထိုးလာျပီ။

 

Waiter: Hello. What can I get you today?

စားပြဲထိုး: မဂၤလာပါ၊ ဒီေန႕ ဘာသုံးေဆာင္ပါမလဲခင္ဗ်ာ?

Fred: We’d like two cheese sandwiches, please. And some chips… and a chocolate cupcake.

Fred: ဒိန္ခဲညွပ္ေပါင္မုန္႔ႏွစ္ခု မွာခ်င္ပါတယ္။ ျပီးေတာ့ အာလူးေၾကာ္… ေနာက္ျပီး ေခ်ာကလက္ကိတ္မုန္႔လုံးေလးတစ္ခု။

 

Waiter: Sure. Anything to drink?

စားပြဲထိုး: ဟုတ္ကဲ့ - ေသာက္စရာမွာအံုးမလား?

Fred: A black coffee for me please, and an orange juice for my sister.

Fred: ကြၽန္ေတာ့အတြက္က ေကာ္ဖီၾကမ္းတစ္ခြက္  ျပီးရင္ ကြၽန္ေတာ့ညီမ အတြက္ လိေမၼာ္ရည္တစ္ခြက္ေလာက္ လုပ္ေပးပါ။

 

Waiter: Okay. I’ll be back in a minute with your drinks. Thank you!

စားပြဲထိုး:  ေကာင္းပါျပီ - ေသာက္စရာေတြကို ခဏေနရင္ယူလာေပးပါမယ္။ ေက်းဇူးပါ။

Fred: Thanks very much!

Fred: ေက်းဇူးပါပဲဗ်ာ။

 

READING EXERCISE


FOOD IN THE UK

 

“What’s your favourite food?” Ask someone from the UK and you will get lots of different answers. ‘Fish and chips’ is traditional and still very popular, but these days people eat many different types of food from around the world. Food from India, China, Italy, Thailand and the Middle East is very popular. There are restaurants and cafés all over the UK serving these types of food.

 

Fashionable food

 

Like clothes, different foods become fashionable at different times in the UK. For example, at the moment porridge is very popular. Porridge is a cereal made from oats. It’s a traditional breakfast food, but it is enjoying a revival. Lots of people eat it every day. Another fashionable food is cupcakes. These are small cakes with lots of icing on the top. There are even shops that only sell cupcakes. They are very popular with children and adults.

 

Traditional food

 

Different parts of the UK are famous for different types of traditional food. For example, in Wales there is a traditional food called Laverbread made from seaweed. Scotland is famous for salmon, a type of fish, and haggis, made with a sheep’s stomach. Across the UK, people enjoy the traditional Sunday Roast. This is usually roast beef, Yorkshire pudding (made of flour, eggs, milk and oil), potatoes, carrots, peas and other vegetables. Like the name says, people eat this meal for lunch on Sundays.

 

Time for tea

 

People in the UK eat three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most people also drink lots of cups of tea during the day, although some people prefer coffee. Tea is an important part of British food culture. If you visit someone at their house during the day, they will almost always offer you a cup of tea.

 

Food facts

 

• 98% of people in the UK have milk in their tea. Only 30% have sugar.

• 1.5 billion kilogrammes of chips are eaten in the UK every year.

• There are more than 700 types of cheese made in the UK.

 

အစားအေသာက္မ်ားအေၾကာင္း သိေကာင္းစရာ

 

- ယူေကမွ လူအမ်ားစု (၉၈%) သည္ လက္ဖက္ရည္ကို ႏို႕ျဖင့္ ေသာက္သည္။ သို႕ေသာ္ ၃၀% ခန္႕သာ လက္ဖက္ရည္တြင္ သၾကားထည့္ၾကသည္။

- ယူေကတြင္ေနထိုင္သူမ်ားသည္ တစ္ႏွစ္တြင္ အာလူးေၾကာ္ ကီလိုဂရမ္ သိန္း ၁၅၀၀ ခန္႕စားသုံးသည္။
- ယူေကတြင္ျပဳလုပ္ေသာ ဒိန္ခဲ အမ်ိဳး ၇၀၀ ေက်ာ္ရွိသည္။

 

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Glossary (ခက္ဆစ္က႑)

 

traditional - ႐ိုးရာ

popular - လူၾကိဳက္မ်ားေရပန္းစားသည္

meal - အစားအစာ

to prefer - ပိုမိုႏွစ္သက္သည္

fashionable - ဖက္ရွင္က်သည္၊ ေခတ္ႏွင့္ေလွ်ာ္ညီသည္

revival - တစ္ေက်ာ့ျပန္ေရပန္းစားျခင္း

 

ေလ့က်င့္ခန္းမ်ား

A. Scrambled words (ေပးထားေသာစကားလုံးမ်ားကို အစီအစဥ္အမွန္အတိုင္းျပန္စီပါ။)

Example: gtbsvleeae = v e g e t a b l e s

1. ksftabaer = b _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

2. nihwsdca = s _ _ _ _ _ _ _

3. untraesrta = r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

4. lrinotadtai = t _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

5. uveitofra = f _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

B. True or false?( အထက္တြင္ေဖာ္ျပထားေသာ ေဆာင္းပါးတိုကို ျပန္ဖတ္ျပီး ေအာက္ပါဝါက်မ်ားကို မွန္/မွား ဆုံးျဖတ္ေပးပါ။)

Example: ‘Fish and chips’ is not popular in the UK these days. FALSE

 

1. You can find restaurants serving Middle Eastern food in the UK.

2. ‘Haggis’ is a traditional food from Scotland.

3. People in the UK usually eat four meals a day.

4. Most people in the UK drink lots of cups of coffee every day.

5. You cannot buy cupcakes in shops in the UK.

အေျဖမ်ား

A.

1. breakfast

2. sandwich

3. restaurant

4. traditional

5. favourite

 

B.

1. True

2. True

3. False – they usually eat three meals a day

4. False – most people drink lots of cups of tea

5. False – there are some shops that only sell cupcakes

Other lessons in this series

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 1 - Heathrow)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 2 - Social Customs)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 3 - Money)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 4 - Houses)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 5 - Higher Education)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 6 - Tube)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 7 - Technology)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 8 - Food)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 9 - Language)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 10 - Multiculturalism)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 11 - Holiday)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 12 - Leisure Time)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 13 - Architecture)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 14 - Shopping)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 15 - The Seaside)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 16 - Family Celebrations)

LIFE IN UK (Lesson 17 - The Turner Prize)

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