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Listening Comprehension - Słuchanie ze zrozumieniem

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Introduction to listening comprehension - słuchanie ze zrozumieniem: Christmas time is the time of joy and rest, time spent with your family and… food, of course! Every country has their own traditional Christmas dishes, and in this video, made by Max Miller, a youtuber and a cook who loves exploring historic dishes, you will find an original 1845 recipe for Victorian Figgy Pudding.

Figgy Pudding - A Victorian Christmas Tradition | Tasting History with Max Miller

Listening Comprehension tasks:

Task 1. Multiple choice questions:

  1. According to Max, what does Ebenezer Scrooge suggest has to happen to “every idiot” who loves Chrismtas? 

    1. they should go about with “Merry Christmas” on their lips; 

    2. they should be boiled in their own pudding; 

    3. they should get buried twig of holly;

  1. Where did the author of the video find the recipe for Chritsmas pudding at first and why did he resign from using it? 

    1. In American “The Housekeeper's Book”; because he had a physical copy of a cookbook published slightly later; 

    2. In a seminal work “Modern Cookery for Private Families”;  because he had a physical copy of a cookbook published slightly later; 

    3. In American “The Housekeeper's Book”; because it wasn’t truly “Dickensian”;

    4. In seminal work “Modern Cookery for Private Families”; because the author didn’t provide recipe detailed enough; 

  1. Which sauce is NOT suggested for this pudding to be served with?

    1. Punch sauce;

    2. Wine sauce;

    3. German sauce;

    4. Blackcurrants sauce;

  1. What was used to boil a pudding in the Medieval times? 

    1. a cloth;

    2. a basin;

    3. a pan;

    4. a stomach;

  1. According to Max, what is “beef suet”? 

    1. It’s the same thing as lard is;

    2. It’s protective fat around kidneys of a cow;

    3. It’s the type of fat currently produced under the name “Crisco” in the USA;

    4. It’s just butter made from cow milk;

  1. Why do they use raisins (not plums or figs) in the figgy pudding?

    1. Because figs and plums were only available to the high class at the time as they didn’t grow in England;

    2. Because plums were too watery to be put in the pudding, and the figs weren’t popular; 

    3. Because at the time, any dried fruit was called a “plum”;

    4. Because figs and plums weren’t “Christmasy” enough; 

  1. What can we learn from Charles Francatelli’s “Cookery book”, if we make our judgment only on the basis of Max’s words?? 

    1. That in order to prevent pudding from sticking, the cloth should be well greased; 

    2. That he was Queen Victoria’s personal chef;

    3. That it is enough to flour the cloth before boiling the pudding to cook it well; 

    4. That he really liked the working class and wanted to teach them how to cook properly; 

  1. Which dish was the predecessor of figgy pudding? 

    1. alcohol;

    2. mince pies;

    3. plum porridge;

    4. egyptian wheat bread found in mummy cases; 

  1. What did Colonel Hazard admittedly say about a good plum pudding? 

    1. that it tastes like it’s made of wheat from ancient Egypt; 

    2. that it follows you across the sea wherever you go; 

    3. that it can last for a thousand years; 

    4. that it’s one of the symbols of the British empire; 

  1. What is the closest definition of an old-fashioned word “bedight” in Polish language? 

    1. strojny, przybrany; 

    2. łaciaty, nakrapiany; 

    3. zapalony, wzniecony;

    4. po prostu “ładny”;

Task 2. Answer the questions:

  1. How did you enjoy the video? Was it easy or difficult? Was it interesting?

  2. What was the most curious part of the video for you?

  3. Having heard of the traditional figgy pudding preparation, what do you think is the closest equivalent of this dish cooked on Polish Christmas Eve? How different is it from what we would call pudding (as in “budyń”) in Poland? 

  4. Do you think you’d make this pudding using the given recipe? Why/why not?

  5. Would you play the game called Snapdragon? Why/why not?

*Additional task: Write down the sentences from the video that contain the following grammar structures: 

  • Past Perfect Tense 

  • Second conditional and First Conditional

  • Defining relative clause and non-defining relative clause 

  • Either…or.. structure 

  • Despite.. structure 

  • Past modal verb structure (modal verb+past participle)


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