Belly Pork

A young Englishman describes his favourite pork belly dish.

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Dictation

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Transcript

Um, I would have to say belly pork is my favourite food.

And the best bit about belly pork is the crackling.

So that's when you rub salt into the skin before it's roasted.

And once it's roasted it goes all hard and crispy, and when you bite into it, it cracks and it's amazing.

I usually have belly pork with roast dinners.

Roast dinners will include mashed potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and Yorkshire puddings, all covered in gravy. Um, It's just a delicious meal.

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Questions

  • What's his favourite food?
  • What is it exactly?
  • What's the best part of it?
  • When does he usually eat it?
  • What other foods are included in the roast (dinner)?

Answers

His favourite food is belly pork.

Belly pork is made by rubbing salt into the skin and fat of a pork belly and then roasted.

The best part of it is the skin, also known as 'crackling'.

He has belly pork when he has roast dinners.

His roast dinners contain mashed potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and Yorkshire puddings, all covered in gravy.