Food and drink – maturitní otázka (2)


Otázka: Food and drink

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): Nikola



Attitudes to food

  • Food is a part of our culture
  • Fuel – people eat just because they have to
  • Pleasure – we eat also for pleasure when we are not that hungry


Other attitudes to food

  • Vegetarianism
  • People who don´t eat meat (moral issue)
  • Veganism
  • Stricter form of vegetarianism – they don´t eat meat, eggs, honey, they don´t drink milk
  • Eat what you can
  • People who eat as uninhibited, might be obese
  • Dieting
  • Slim diet – for fat people
  • Healthy diet – balanced diet, proteins, fats, sugar, vitamins


Eating habits

Czech Republic

  • Usually 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Snacks in between
  • Lunch is the main meal
  • Breakfast – quite international (bread, butter, eggs)


Great Britain

  • Diner – main meal
  • Snacks – sandwiches
  • British breakfast (sausages, bacon and eggs, baked beans, fried bread – just from time to time, regular breakfast – porridge, cereals, toasts, jam, tea or coffee)
  • Typical tea time (5 o´clock tea), social event (milk in the tea, served with biscuits or piece of cake
  • 2 main types of takeaway – Chinese, fish and chips



  • Lots of fast – food everywhere
  • Fast – food companies often sponsor schools
  • They usually eat peanut butter, fries, popcorn, hamburgers, drink coke
  • They try to be more health – conscious
  • Breakfast – donuts, bowl of cereals, pancakes with maple syrup


School lunches

Czech Republic

  • Half of the price of the school lunches is paid by the government, the other half is paid by students
  • Usually 2 – 3 choices

United Kingdom

  • Free school lunches for students who lived in families with very low income (in the past). Later it was cancelled.


  • System of school lunches controlled by the government


National specialities

Czech Republic

  • Roasted pork with sauerkraut and potato dumplings, fried cheese, fruit dumplings

United Kingdom

  • Fish and chips


  • Hamburgers, fast – food


Special occasions


  • CZ – fish soup, carp/schnitzel with potato salad
  • USA, UK – roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, fig pudding

The Thanksgiving Day

  • Stuffed turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pudding, pumpkin pie
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