Traditionally English people have three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast is served in the morning. It used to be a large
meal with cereal, eggs and bacon, sausages, tomatoes. But
such a large breakfast takes a long time to prepare and is not
very healthy. Nowadays, Britain's most popular breakfast
consists of cereal, toast with marmalade, juice and yogurt
with a cup of tea or coffee.
Lunch is a light meal. Most people have no time to go
back home for lunch so they eat at school, cafes, pubs or
The main meal is dinner, which is usually between 6
and 7 p.m. A typical evening meal is a meat dish with
vegetables and dessert.
The most important meal of the week is the Sunday dinner,
which is usually eaten at 1 p.m. The traditional Sunday dish
used to be roast beef, but nowadays pork, chicken or lamb are
On Sunday evenings people have supper or high tea. The
famous British afternoon tea is becoming rare, except at
1. How many meals a day do English people have?
2. What did they use to eat for breakfast?
3. What do they usually eat nowadays?
4. Is lunch a large meal?
5. Where do English people eat lunch?
6. What dishes are served for dinner?
7. What is the most important meal of the week?
8. Is British afternoon tea still popular?