What people like to eat for breakfast and lunch

Duration 03:06

What do people in Beijing like to eat? For the Chinese, eating is an important part of daily life. Breakfast and lunch are particularly important meals, so the body can keep going for the rest of the day. Traditional breakfast consists of corn or rice porridge with pickles, but roadside stalls offer much more variety. Lunch is heartier still, with a range of meat and vegetables accompanied by rice or noodles.

First broadcast:
4 November 2010

After watching the clip, discuss in English the students' favourite foods and the food they don’t like. Ask the students to translate their likes and dislikes into Chinese. Separate the students into pairs and ask them to practise saying in Chinese which foods they like or don’t like. When they are ready, ask each pair to demonstrate their conversation in front of the class and correct any mistakes.