Narrator: Now we know how to make tea properly. But there was a time when
people didn’t know how to make tea. The next funny story is about an old
woman, her son, a captain and, of course, about tea.
W: Oh, my son has returned from the voyage at last.
Her two friends:
F1: Where was he that time?
W: He was in a very far-away country, in India. And he’s brought me a gift.
F2: We know he brings something unusual for you every time. He’s a very caring
son. And what kind of gift is it?
W: Tea, it’s called tea .
F1: Tea? We’ve never heard of it.
W: I’d like to taste it with you, so I invite you for lunch today.
F2: It must be very delicious… Thank you, we’ll come, certainly, thanks.
On the table there are some cakes, fruit, jam. And in the middle of it there is a big
plate with boiled tea leaves. The captain comes in. His mother and her friends are
sitting at the table and eating tea leaves.
S: Where’s the tea, mum?
His mother showed him the plate with tea leaves.
W: We’re having it for lunch, you see.
S: No, no, those are only tea leaves. Where’s the water?
W: The water? I threw it away.
S: And are you enjoying such a lunch?
F: No, to be honest not. It’s too unusual for us.
S: It’s not surprising.
Then he explains how to make tea.
Narrator: It’s difficult to imagine but there was a time when people really had no
idea how to use tea. By the way, what is usually served for tea?
The sandwiches, the scones and the cakes are traditional food for five clock tea.
Afternoon tea starts with sandwiches. Scones usually follow on from the
Narrator: What do scones usually look like?
Pupil 5: A scone is a small round cake, sometimes with dried fruits. The English
eat scones with butter or jam. It’s rather easy and quick to make scones. They are
delicious both hot and cold. British scones are the main part in any afternoon tea.
The final course in a traditional afternoon tea is a cake.