Full english breakfast|sliced bread with sliced tomato and cucumber on black ceramic plate|fruit salad on white ceramic bowl|cooked food
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 2, 2022 and last updated on July 26, 2023

Breakfast is a fundamental topic for English learners, offering essential vocabulary and phrases to enhance their language skills. This introduction delves into the significance of breakfast, its cultural diversity and its role in daily routines.

By exploring various breakfast foods, customs and preferences, learners will gain a practical understanding of English vocabulary and expressions related to mealtimes.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is the first time we eat after sleeping.

What people eat for breakfast is usually different in every country.

In Spain, it’s common to have a biscuit and coffee, but in the US it’s common to have pancakes.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives us the energy we need to start our day at work or school.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • breakfast (noun)
  • important (adjective)
  • usually (adverb)
  • personally (adverb)
  • energy (noun)
  • meal (noun)
  • wake up (phrasal verb)
  • healthy (adjective)
  • unhealthy (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • What do you usually have for breakfast?
  • What is a common breakfast in your country?
  • What time do you usually have breakfast?
  • Do you ever skip breakfast?
  • Do you eat a different breakfast on the weekends?
  • What is a healthy breakfast?
  • What is an unhealthy breakfast?
  • Do you usually have a drink with your breakfast? If yes, what drink?
  • Have you ever had a "Full English Breakfast"?
  • What country do you think has the best breakfasts?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.