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The Difference Between White and Brown Eggs

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Interesting Facts in Easy English

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • quality: how good something is
  • earlobe: the fleshy part of the ear on the outside of the body
  • nutritional: how healthy a food product is


The Difference Between White and Brown Eggs

Have you ever what the difference is between brown and white-shelled eggs? Brown eggs often more at the market or grocery store. The difference is not in the , but in the size of the egg. Generally, white-feathered hens with white earlobes lay white eggs, while hens with red earlobes, often brown hens, lay brown eggs. Brown eggs are typically bigger than white eggs, which is why they cost more. You can’t compare the nutritional of brown and white eggs like you can brown and white bread products. To compare eggs, you need to look at what the hens , rather than the colour of the shell.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Why do brown eggs often cost more than white eggs?
  2. What is usually true about chickens that lay white eggs?
  3. Why does the report mention brown bread?

Discussion Questions: Which do you usually purchase, brown or white eggs, and why? What is your favourite way to prepare eggs?

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