122 Big meals / skipped meals


Listen to six people talk about what their biggest meal of the day is and if they skip meals.

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Gareth / England
speakerProbably, my biggest meal is dinner. I do skip meals, but that's because of my work schedule; it kind of prevents me from eating lunch until very late in the day. I like to have a big breakfast, so that I can prepare for that.

Warren / Canada
speakerMy biggest meal of the day is dinner. I think I heard it's actually not as healthy. I heard you should have a heavier breakfast and a lighter dinner, but just time-wise, it's easier for me to do that, and I end up wanting to eat a heavy dinner. But I never miss a meal; I always eat all three meals.

Kat / Germany
speakerMy biggest meal of the day is dinner. That is usually because I eat lunch in school, and it's never really good, so I kind of rush it and don't eat too much. Breakfast, I skip most every day. I don't want to, but I always oversleep, so I really don't have time for breakfast. I know that breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day, but that just never works out for me.

Paul / England
speakerMy biggest meal of the day is my evening meal, which I eat after finishing work, around seven or eight. I try not to skip meals. I always try to at least eat something, even if it's on the go. At times, with my job, I don't get time to eat a proper lunch or breakfast, so I tend to kind of snack quite a lot.

Tim / United States
speakerUsually, my biggest meal is lunch, but sometimes, I'll have a very large dinner. It really depends on what I do during the day and when I take my meals. I'll have a big lunch on days that I skip breakfast, and I tend to skip breakfast a lot, because I sleep until the last minute before I have to go to classes.

Rese / Botswana
speakerMy biggest meal of the day would have to be dinner, and normally I skip breakfast because I can't wake up early enough to eat breakfast and make it to class because of my sleeping pattern.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

prevent

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My work schedule prevents me from eating lunch.

To prevent something means to keep it from happening. Notice the following:

  1. My bum knee prevents me from running.
  2. The cold weather prevents the kids from playing outside.

heavy / light

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I heard you should have a heavier breakfast and a lighter dinner.

A big meal that makes a person full is called a heavy meal. A small, healthy meal is called a light meal. Notice the following:

  1. I usually eat a light lunch.
  2. We always have a heavy meal during the holidays.

skip

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Breakfast, I skip most every day.

When you skip something, you do not do it at its scheduled time. Notice the following:

  1. Because the weather was nice, the students skipped class.
  2. It is not healthy to skip two meals a day.

works out

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Breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day, but that just never works out for me.

When something does not work out, it is not effectoNotice the following:

  1. My new job is just not working out. I think I will quit.
  2. My first marriage did not work out well, but my second one is working out fine.

on the go

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I always try to at least eat something, even if it's on the go.

Notice the following:

  1. She is always on the go. She never stays still.
  2. With my new Adroid phone I can check e-mail on the go.
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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
prevent • heavy • skip
work out • on the go
  1. I hope everything will for you at your new job.
  2. I am so full. I just ate a breakfast.
  3. She is alwasy . She never slows down.
  4. Why did you class?
  5. A large hat is a cheap way to sunburn on the face.