Well, I had a look over it and I found some mistakes on my own, so I corrected them. Anyway, I guess there are still many mistakes I didn't notice and it would be great if you could correct it for me.
And I have a special question:
Are both these sentences correct? Why?
1) But most of the Czechs is slowly becoming to understand they should be figure-conscious and eat at least a little healthier.
2) But most Czechs are slowly becoming to understand they should be figure-conscious and eat at least a little healthier.
Here the essay is:
FOOD AND EATING
Eating and drinking are some of the most important things that influence our health. That is why we should try to eat mainly healthy food and eat it regularly. It means to eat more times a day less food Ė not to have one big meal for the whole day.
It is important to start the day with breakfast. British breakfast consists of some drink Ė e.g. a cup of tea, coffee or a glass of juice or milk and cereals Ė cornflakes with milk, cream or porridge. This can be followed by fried or grilled bacon and eggs, sausages, buttered toast with marmalade, sandwiches and so on. British like to eat much for their breakfast and unlike in the Czech Republic, where people ussually just drink some tea or coffee and eat some buttered bread or a roll, or a yoghurt. I myself donít ussually even have much time for having some breakfast in the morning and I ussually donít have appetite for it. My first meal of the day (except of the really small breakfast which I eat just to have something in my stomach before I get to school) is a supper (elevens).
Elevens is a small snack (refreshment) at about 11 (for me ussually at 10) oíclock in the morning Ė between breakfast and lunch.
Sometimes, ussually at the weekends when I donít have to go to school, I donít have breakfast at all, but brunch. This term expresses the first meal of the day eaten at lunchtime (it means itís a breakfast mixed with lunch).
Other meal after lunch (in Britain usually simple, in the Czech Republic usually substantial Ė however, if you eat at (school) canteen or just somewhere at work you donít eat to much; I usually eat more when I come home Ė at about 4pm) can be either some small snack or tea at 5pm and dinner. In Britain the dinner is the main meal of the day, while in the CZ it is considered to be just something like a small snack. If I should speak about myself, I have to say that for me the dinner is the most important too. I eat the most for dinner. It is the time when I am already at home and I have enough time to cook a hot meal for myself, although the Czechs (the most) donít eat much in the evening.
There is a tradition in Britain to drink just plain water (not tea, coffee or anything else) for dinner. However, I guess people donít follow it nowadays, although plain water is healthy.
As to healthy and unhealthy diet, I have already said in the beginning that we should eat regularly. We shouldnít eat too fat meals which contain fat meat (or we should replace it with lean meat), it could be also good if we avoided eating too much sugars and fried foodstuff. It is healthy to eat various food and we should respect it. A good diet is rich in minerals and vitamins. Itís good to eat in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, as well as drink a lot. We should drink two litres of liquid every day.
Czech people like to eat much. Czech cuisine isnít considered to be very healthy as it contains much fat meat and food and less vegetables. Czech national meal is pork with dumplings and sauerkraut. It isnít just light meal, but we all love it! Also Wiener schnitzel and cream sauces with meat and dumplings are very popular. But most of the Czechs is slowly becoming to understand they should be figure-conscious and eat at least a little healthier. Italian food such as spaghetti, pasta and pizza is very favoured and more and more Chinese and foreign restaurants appear in our country. Foodstuff that Czechs surely miss are fish. We can eat freshwater fish from ponds and rivers in our country or fish we bought in shops, but I donít think the Czechs are used to eat fish very often. Seafood such as oysters or octopus are quite unknown.
In my opinion, eating habits in the UK are much more healthier than the ones in my country. However, I believe eating of each person is individual and it doesnít depend on where you come from. The British (as entire nation) probably try to eat healthier food.
Eating habits in the USA arenít probably just the best as many people suffer overweight. This is caused by eating to much and eating in fast foods, which is very popular there. I guess a hamburger, chips or crisps are normally eaten just for breakfasts. Fried food isnít healthy and chips and all this food is fried. Many people in the USA donít probably sport too much and they go everywhere by car, which can be one of the reasons (among others which contain also eating habits) that cause obesity.
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