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breakfast,don't skip breakfastFor this exercise about why you don’t skip breakfast, you have to read the text and choose the correct answer to each of the five questions. This provides practice for Part 3 of the A2 Key examination.

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Read the article about don’t skip breakfast and answer the questions.

breakfastDo you skip breakfast? Millions of people do, and if you are one of them, you are putting your ability to think and learn at risk. Skipping breakfast can cause you to be hungry, tired, or grumpy by the middle of the morning. Why is that? First, when you wake up, you have not eaten for about eight hours. Your body’s fuel, called glucose, is low. Eating breakfast raises the level of glucose in your brain. Your brain requires a constant flow of glucose to do mental work.

So eating breakfast will give you a mental edge at school. What if you don’t have enough time for breakfast or if you are not hungry when you wake up? Having something for breakfast is better than nothing. Drink some milk or juice. Then catch a nutritious snack later on in the morning. Yoghurt, dry cereal, cheeses, or fruit are good choices. What if you don’t like breakfast foods? Then eat healthy foods you do like. Even cold pizza or a fruit smoothie can power your morning. Any way you look at it, there’s no reason to skip this essential meal.

1. When can you feel tired and hungry if you skip breakfast?

2. What does eating breakfast do to your brain?

3. What advice does it give if you don't have time for breakfast?

4. What advice does it give if you don't like breakfast?

5. Why has someone written this text?


A2 Key Part 2,A2 Key Reading Part 2,A2 Key Reading Part 3,A2 Key Part 3Here are new words and phrases from this don’t skip breakfast reading comprehension for the A2 Key Reading Part 3 section:

  • breakfast foods
  • catch a nutritious snack
  • dry cereal
  • essential meal
  • fruit smoothie
  • glucose
  • good choices
  • grumpy
  • healthy foods
  • mental work
  • middle of the morning
  • millions
  • skip breakfast
  • yohurt
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In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the A2 Key test.

Part 1 - Listen to conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 2 - Listen to a monologue and complete gaps in a page of notes.

Part 3 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

Part 4 - Listen to  conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 5 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

Cambridge English Examinations:

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