Part I: Listen and Read: Read along with the audio recording.
As a general rule, I prepare breakfast for my family using an old pancake recipe that my grandma taught me years ago. I mix together the ingredients including flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In the meantime, I heat up a non-stick pan on medium heat on the stove. I pour some batter in the hot pan, cook it on one side until golden brown, and then cook the other side the same way. At the dining room table, the family often spreads butter on the pancakes and pours syrup on them. I also cook up some scrambled eggs and bacon to go with the pancakes, and throw some bread in the toaster. Finally, I mix up some cold orange juice to go with the entire meal.
Part II: Discussion
What kinds of things do you make for breakfast? Are there any foods you eat for breakfast that are specific to your country or hometown? If an international student from a different country ate breakfast at your house, what would you serve him or her?
Part III: Online Investigation
Use the Internet to find breakfast recipes to prepare an entire meal for a very important international visitor. The meal should also include a drink.
Online Listening Practice (from www.esl-lab.com):