Hello and Welcome to English World. This is your friend Mark.
欢迎你来到英语世界。I am your friend Guo Wen-Jie.
Listener friends, are you a morning person?
Everyone knows that I am an early riser.
I wake up everyday at around 5 o’clock.
他每天差不多五点就起床了 That’s quite early.
Don’t forget, I start work at 6.
This has been my habit for years.
Do you want to know my secret to getting a good start in the morning?
想知道他早上活力充沛的秘诀吗？Sure. Tell us.
I eat a good breakfast everyday.
原来他每天都吃丰富的早餐 I see.
How about you, Wen-Jie?
What about me?
I know you are a night person.
对了，我向来喜欢晚睡 I am not a morning person.
Sometimes you do look sleepy in the morning.
早晨上班时，我有时还是睡眼惺忪 and I feel tired, too. 也常常觉得累
Well, do you eat breakfast?
Huh, I usually skip breakfast. 多半时候我不吃早餐 I am always in a hurry 总都是在赶时间嘛
Just remember this,
A good breakfast starts the day right.
一顿好的早餐让一天有好的开始 Thanks. That’s a good advice.
Fun With Idiom 趣味成语
A morning person is like an early bird.
一个早起的人就像是早起的鸟儿 an early bird
We also call a morning person: an “early riser”.
一个早起的人也被叫：an early riser
“Rise and Shine” this phrase means to get out of bed and be active.
“Rise and Shine” 这个词的意思是，赶快起床，开始活动
An early bird, An early riser, & Rise and Shine
I wonder Mark, what do you eat for breakfast? 我很想知道马可早餐吃什么？
Oh, I usually have eggs and toast.
With a glass of milk or orange Juice.
But of course, there are many choices for breakfast.
Ham and sausages.
Bagel, French Toast.
Cereal and Oatmeal
玉米片, 麦片粥 How about Donuts?
Of course. Donuts and coffee are a typical American breakfast.
Culturally Speaking 话说文化
A typical Chinese breakfast varies from region to region.
Dim Sum is quite popular in the South.
In the North, people normally eat more wheat.
Noodles and Buns are famous breakfast foods.
Fried Dough Stick and Zong-Zi are some of the varieties.
A Chinese breakfast usually is cooked and served hot.
Wen-Jie, What do Chinese people drink for breakfast? I would think it’s: Tea?
Yes, we like to drink tea我们会喝茶, and豆浆 Soy Bean Milk.
Of course. Well, talking about all these foods makes me hungry.
Me, too. 说到这么多好吃的，让我们肚子都饿了
Listeners, next we bring you today’s Everyday Dialogue.
It’s Saturday morning. And a young couple just woke up.
Let’s listen to their conversation.
Well, I’m going to get some snack during the break.
在这，马可老师要去拿点点心吃 Mark, remember to come back soon.
Dialogue (A: Husband; B: Wife)
A: Oh, I’m so glad I don’t have to go to work today.
B: Isn’t this just great? I’m going to sleep in.
A: But Honey, I’m hungry.
B: Well, go get something to eat.
A: I have been eating cereal for breakfast every day all week.
B: Well then, make yourself some scrambled eggs and toast.
A: Huh, Can you make breakfast for me?
B: You want me to serve you breakfast in bed?
A: Yes. That would really make my day.
B: Well, I know what would make my day. Let’s go out to have brunch?
Oh, I’m so glad I don’t have to go to work today.
Isn’t this just great? I’m going to sleep in.
But Honey, I’m hungry.
Well, go get something to eat.
I have been eating cereal for breakfast every day all week.
Well then, make yourself some scrambled eggs and toast.
Huh, Can you make breakfast for me?
You want me to serve you breakfast in bed?
Yes. That would really make my day.
Well, I know what would make my day. Let’s go out to have brunch?
In this dialogue, I guess the husband is too lazy to cook.
And the wife is too sleepy to serve breakfast.
They plan to have brunch, which is a combination of breakfast and lunch.
Well, I know there are restaurants that serve breakfast all day long.
在美国有餐厅可是全天都供应早餐的 That’s not a bad idea at all.
Well, let’s review the dialogue once again.
B: Well, Go get something to eat.
In the Bible, there’s an interesting passage about breakfast.
It’s recorded in John chapter 21.
Jesus’ disciples were out fishing.
But they had caught nothing.
Jesus appeared and directed them to fish on the right side of the boat.
And they caught a lot of fish.
Early in the morning they landed on the shore,
They saw a fire of burning coals with fish on it, and some bread.
Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast."
None of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?"
They knew it was the Lord.
Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.
This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
Imagine that! The Lord served breakfast to his disciples!
Verse of the Week 每周金句
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Mark 10:45 马可福音
Jesus lived a life of servanthood.
He even gave up his life for us.
And he was raised from the death.
In Him we can have hope and life.
And in turn, we can serve others for Christ.
Well, that’s it for today’s program.
The title for this program is: Breakfast Time.
Don’t forget to eat a good breakfast every day.
So that you can “Rise and Shine”.
We welcome your comments and suggestions.
And we are glad to answer your questions.
Write to us Mark and Wen-Jie.
Until next time, May God Bless You.
So Wen-Jie, how are you feeling now?
I am weak from hunger.
I told you. You should have eaten a good breakfast.
Well, are there any more snacks left in the kitchen?
Yes, plenty. Would you like me to get you some.
That will be great. Thanks.
I’m happy to serve.
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