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Learn English: Meaning of Brunch

Date: Feb 23 2015

Themes: Food, Friend

Grammar: Verbs with "-ing"

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For many people who work a regular weekday job, the weekend is their time to relax and catch up with friends. Sunday brunch is the perfect time to get together to enjoy each other’s company. And there’s great food, too!

Brunch is so popular in some cities that there can be very long waits just to get a table at a restaurant. It might be more relaxing to have brunch at home with some friends, who can bring over delicious breakfast and lunch food to share. What a great way to start your weekend!

Marni loves to have a leisurely brunch with friends and great food, but Brian doesn’t feel the same way. Find out more in today’s English lesson about how to start a lazy day.

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Marni

Marni

Brian

Brian

Marni:  Brian. You know what I really long for on Sunday mornings?

Brian:  Coffee?

Marni:  That, with brunch: the leisurely activity of enjoying a day of just eating. Right?

Brian:  The old mix of breakfast and lunch.

Marni:  Exactly.

Brian:  I can’t stand that wait. I like to eat right when I get up.

Marni:  Oh, really? Just having a lazy day, where you get together with some of your friends, and you just enjoy each other’s company for hours, and snack on finger food. Or have a big meal of breakfast and lunch foods all together. I love it.

Brian:  For me, brunch is a little bit more of a hassle, because I have to organize it and get everyone together. My idea of a chill day is to wake up, have some breakfast, and then just kick back around the house.

Marni:  I guess our two ideals are different. But that’s what makes us friends. The uniqueness.

 

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Marni loves to begin a lazy day with brunch. It’s a great way to get together with her friends and enjoy each other’s company while eating good food throughout the day. She can’t think of another way to enjoy a relaxing day than to start it off with a late breakfast/early lunch meal.

Brian doesn’t feel the same way about brunch. Instead of it being a leisurely activity, he thinks it’s more of a hassle. Brian would rather wake up, have his breakfast, and relax at home without worrying about organizing a big meal with his friends.

Do you ever have brunch? What is your idea of a great way to start a lazy day?

 

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khsrow

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Iget your Email but can”t daownlaod

03:59 PM Feb 28 2015 |

nadaabdulraheem

Saudi Arabia

I love gathering with family and friends on the weekends. Friday is for relaxation and watching a movie after a long and hard week. Also, each Saturady, I choose a particular place with my friends to have fun such as a mall, a coffe shop, or we go for skating. Then we have a dinner at our favorite restaurant. On Sundays, I enjoy eating breakfast at my lovable turkish restaurant. When i get up, I feel that the Turkish borek smell exists inside my head! definitely, I spent this great moments each sunday with my family. 

10:12 PM Feb 23 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

I dont know Brunch   , but ı have it for years …..after this lesson  ı realized it..I get up very late and ı have my breakfast near Lunch and it becomes my BReakfast lUNCH )))


but ı like different Brunch, near seaside…under trees..in the spring and Summer time its wonderful ..a rich breakfast,cakes,some bakings,tea for body and serene ambiance for soul  )) 

06:54 PM Feb 23 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Breakfast lunch :D


Well, I never heard of this before. That you can eat a meal that is a late breakfast or an early lunch as a good start for a chill day. But because I’m a healthy person, I know well how it’s important to have your early breakfast, although, on days when I wake up late at the noon, I do that without meaning to have a chill day :)) .


I don’t know what’s best if you want to have a lazy day, but for a relaxing day, I am for Brian’s idea.


06:17 PM Feb 23 2015 |

TOPO

TOPO

Panama

I prefer eat in my house…I invite my friends…and I cook xD …


If I eat in a restaurant is because I’m working or something like that..but In a weekend I belive it must  be different…

05:51 PM Feb 23 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Hola, Julito:)
No, my friend, I contribute to Tim’s.:)
Rrroluptherimmmm!!!:)))

05:49 PM Feb 23 2015 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Ola, hello or hola in spanish that means hello. 


i see that you keep starbucks prosperous , jejejeje



05:45 PM Feb 23 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

I just drink a cup of freshly ground coffee, than go somewhere. And then go to a coffee shop, but not for a brunch, but another cup of coffee:))

05:26 PM Feb 23 2015 |

fadaee_mehdi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I prefer get up and have complete breakfast with my wife and my son then stay at home,have lunch ,sleep afternoon then when i get up go to our friend’s house and spend rest time with them.

03:28 PM Feb 23 2015 |

maryam1990

maryam1990

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi


03:21 PM Feb 23 2015 |

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Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yes having brunch with my friends on the weekend is my favorite but it dosent happen all the time!


Maybe onec a month or even longer we get together and we prefer to have brunch in a new resturant or go to a picnic in a park! ;)


Of course I can’t call it a lazy day!


When I have a company with my dear friends I have a great time with them full of energy, happiness , joy , activity and excitement!


But I usually have a chill day on the weekend! I wake up like everyday soon , have a breakfast and enjoy my time at home by surfing the net , coming to Eb ;) and so on!


Now I really long for having brunch with my friends! ;)

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



Whether it’s a Sunday or not, I must eat something very early in order to wake me up and make me more attentive. Moreover, I get grouchy and start snapping at others if I’m on an empty stomach in the mornings. 


However, if I’m sick or had stayed up late the night before, I wake up late and have brunch with my family. But I have never got together with my friends and had brunch for fun like the way Marni loves to. 



 julito

julito

Argentina

Brunch and happy hour are part of the american culture. What could be more relaxing on a sunday morning than staying in bed late , knowing that you  have a full day to enjoy with your family and friends.  First thing, taking a shower, going for a stroll in the park or the farmer market, maybe to attend mass and then ” brunch” with friends…burguers, pancakes loaded with cream or caramel sauce. So relaxing ,   batteries loaded , ready  for another hectic week. 

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

@S&W, you have a good habit. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.. 

09:01 AM Feb 23 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

I have been told breakfast is important from a young age.Even though i had appointment with friends,i usually eat something before i go.That’s my habit and hard to change.

Diamir

Germany

I like brunch . It’s very relaxing to meet friends und talk together while eating.

07:00 AM Feb 23 2015 |

sara5785

sara5785

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

You know I wake up pretty early at the weekend.On the other hand, I am really hungry when i wake up. so I can’t wait for having brunch. 

06:54 AM Feb 23 2015 |

mojtaba

mojtaba

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

At the weekend I always wake up late and usually don’t eat breakfast,but if have appointment with my friends to hiking I have to wake up soon☺

06:12 AM Feb 23 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

I am more like Brian. I like to have my breakfast and then spend my lazy day at home, usually watching my favourite shows.


But sometimes I meet my friends for breakfast or brunch too. It’s another was to have a great weekend. 

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