Thứ Ba, 16 tháng 3, 2021

Food! Food! Food! Talking more about Food.

Warm up questions about Food:

1. Do you like cooking?

2. What kind of food do you like?

3. Is there any kind of food you don’t like?

4. Do you often eat out or cook at home?

5. How often do you cook?

6. What’s your favorite food?

7. What kind of food do you prefer Western or Asian?

8. Is it easy to make your favorite food?

9. What ingredients do you need to make your favorite food?

10. What do you think about fast food?

Like and Dislike:


1. To like/ love + Verb-ing.

‘I love skiing and my boyfriend likes climbing.’

2. To be a fan of something.

‘I am a fan of science fiction but I am not a fan of fantasy movies.’

3. To be mad/crazy about something.

‘My neighbor is crazy about video games. He spends all night playing them.’

4. To be keen on something.

‘My nephew is keen on football.’

5. To be fond of something/someone.

‘Both my children are fond of traveling.’

6. To appeal to me /to be appealing to me.

‘Traveling in South East Asia appeals to me at the moment.’

7. To get into something 

‘My aunt is getting into salsa dancing, she takes a class every week.’

8. To be into something 

‘My sister is into yoga, she has been doing it for years.’

9. To be partial to something.

‘I am partial to chocolate after a meal.’


1. To not like/hate + Verb-ing.

‘I hate driving in the dark!’

2. Can't stand = To not be able to stand 

‘I can’t stand traveling in rush hour.’

3. It’s not my cup of tea 

‘You go and play tennis if you want to, but it’s not my cup of tea.’

(Alternatives: ‘It’s not my thing’, ‘it’s not for me.’)

3. To be not a big fan of something.

‘Actually, I am not a big fan of Japanese food. Can we order something else?’

More practice:

What is the most expensive restaurant that you have ever been to?
  • What did you eat there?
  • When did you go?
  • Who did you go with?

Adjectives describe the taste of food!

Bittersweet /ˌbɪtərˈswiːt/

Bland /blænd/

Burnt /bɜːrnt/

Buttery /ˈbʌtəri/

Cheesy /ˈtʃiːzi/

Chewy /ˈtʃuːi/ = Tough /tʌf/

Creamy /ˈkriːmi/

Crispy /ˈkrɪspi/ = Crunchy /ˈkrʌntʃi/

Dry /draɪ/


Fatty /ˈfæti/

Fermented /fərˈment/

Fishy /ˈfɪʃi/

Fizzy /ˈfɪzi/ - sparkling

Fresh /freʃ/

Fried /fraɪd/

Fruity /ˈfruːti/

Garlicky /ˈɡɑːrlɪki/ - garlicky breath/food

Gingery /ˈdʒɪndʒəri/

Hearty /ˈhɑːrti/ a hearty breakfast - to have a hearty appetite

Heavy /ˈhevi/ # Light /laɪt/

Herbal /ˈhɜːrbl/ - herbs

Hot /hɑːt/

Icy /ˈaɪsi/

Juicy /ˈdʒuːsi/ soft juicy pears

Mashed /mæʃt/ - mashed banana/ potato

Minty /ˈmɪnti/ - a minty flavour/smell

Moist /mɔɪst/ slightly wet - a moist cake

Oily /ˈɔɪli/ = Greasy /ˈɡriːzi/

Ripe /raɪp/ 

Overripe /ˌoʊvərˈraɪp/

Pickled /ˈpɪkld/ pickled cabbage/herring/onions

Plain /pleɪn/ plain rice/ plain yogurt

Raw /rɔː/

Roasted /roʊst/ - roast/ roasted duck *** mince/minced

Runny /ˈrʌni/ runny honey - Omelettes should be runny in the middle *** a runny nose

Salty /ˈsɔːlti/

Sautéed /soʊˈteɪ/ - stir fry # sauté # pan fry

Sour /ˈsaʊər/

Spicy /ˈspaɪsi/ = hot

Sticky /ˈstɪki/ - sticky rice

Strong /strɔːŋ/




Tasteless /ˈteɪstləs/ = Unflavored

Flavorful /ˈfleɪvərfʊl/ - flavorsome /ˈfleɪvərsəm/

Tender /ˈtendər/

Toasted /toʊst/

Other adjectives:





Divine - wonderful




Finger Licking - such a finger licking meal!


Mouthwatering /ˈmaʊθ wɑːtərɪŋ/










Go get a snack

To make food

To prepare food


Yesterday morning, I made a breakfast for myself

Kitchen (n)

Ingredients (n)

Recipe (n)

Recipe book

Family recipe

To cook


My mom is cooking dinner

To bake (bread/ pies...)

To fry

To deep-fry

To barbecue/ grill

To roast

To boil

To steam









Grocery store

Convenience store

Go bananas


He lost his job and went bananas

Foodie /ˈfuːdi/ (n)

Do the dishes = wash the dishes

Spicy/ hot (adj)

Vegetables = veggies






Junk food

Organic food

More questions about food:

  1. Are you a good cook/chef?
  2. Are you a vegetarian/vegan?
  3. What time do you usually eat your meals? (Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?)
  4. Did you drink coffee this morning?
  5. Do you always eat dinner with your family?
  6. Do you always eat vegetables?
  7. Do you often cook? If yes, what food do you cook the most often?
  8. Do you drink milk every day?
  9. Do you drink tea every day?
  10. Do you eat beef?
  11. Do you eat bread every day?
  12. Do you eat breakfast every day? 
  13. Do you ever skip breakfast? If so, how often and why?
  14. Do you eat fruit every day?
  15. Do you eat rice every day?
  16. Do you have a favorite cafe? If so, where is it? Why do you like it?
  17. Do you have coffee for breakfast?

Idioms about Food:

A piece of cake = easy

A lemon

It's a real lemon

Bring home the bacon

Flat as a pancake

As sweet as honey

Like taking candy from a baby = really easy


Variety is the spice of life

Cool as a cucumber

In a pickle

Food for thought

How’s It Taste?

How to describe delicious food:

1. Tastes great!


I’m so glad I ordered this pizza—it tastes great!

2. Really good!


Have you tried the chocolate cake? It’s really good!

3. Wow, [this food] is amazing!


Wow, this pasta salad is amazing!

4. Yummy


This cheesecake is really yummy. I’m going for another slice.

5. Flavorful


I love how flavorful this soup is with all the fresh herbs and vegetables in it.

6. Mouth-watering


His mom makes such mouth-watering cakes that I just can’t wait to go over to his house tonight.

Avoiding “Yuck”

7. This [food] is too [flavor] for me/for my taste.


This cake is so moist! It’s just too sweet for my taste.

8. It could use a little more/less…


This chicken is too spicy. It could use a little less chili sauce.

9. This tastes different. I think I prefer [something else].


This tiramisu tastes different. I think I prefer the chocolate cake.

What’s Your Diet?

10. Vegetarian


I’ve been a vegetarian for a year and I don’t even miss eating meat at all.

11. Trying to lose weight


I usually just have a salad for lunch because I’m trying to lose weight.

12. Low-carb diet


That strawberry muffin looks tempting, but I’m on a low-carb diet.

13. A balanced diet


To stay healthy, I go to the gym, cycle to work and eat a balanced diet.

What Do You Usually Eat?

14. Fast food


When I’m busy with school, I usually end up eating fast food.

15. Home-cooked meal


Whenever I get home early from work, I make myself a nice home-cooked meal.

16. One-pot meal


If I’m too tired to cook, I just make a quick and easy one-pot meal.

17. Dessert


My grandma makes amazing cookies, cakes and pies. I always look forward to dessert when I go to her house.

18. To have a sweet tooth


I’ll admit I have a sweet tooth because I can never say no to cakes, pastries and ice cream.

19. To eat healthy


No matter how busy I am, I try to eat healthy and exercise every day.

How Do You Like Your Chicken?

20. Fried or deep-fried


I can’t think of anything I like better than fried chicken, can you?

21. Grilled


I think I’ll invite my friends over for some grilled chicken this weekend.

22. Crunchy


That fried chicken I had for lunch was so crunchy and yummy I just can’t stop thinking about it.

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

23. Scrambled


I usually make scrambled eggs for breakfast because they’re so easy.

24. Poached


I’ve never had a poached egg but I’d sure like to try it.

25. Sunny-side up

  1. Do you like Thai food?
  2. Do you like Chinese food?
  3. Do you like Spanish food?
  4. Do you like American food?
  5. Do you like French food?
  6. Do you like Italian food?
  7. Do you like Japanese food?
  8. What kind of Japanese food do you like?
  9. Do you like deep fried food?
  10. Do you like food from other countries? If yes, which do you like the most?
  11. Do you like to eat at fast food restaurants?
  12. Do you like to eat cakes?
  13. Do you like to eat junk food?
  14. Do you like to try new food and drinks?
  15. Do you often eat out?
  16. Do you prefer fish or meat
  17. Do you prefer to eat at a restaurant or at home?
  18. Have you ever been a diet? If so, how long did you stayed on it?
  19. Have you ever eaten dog meat?
  20. How many meals do you usually eat every day?
  21. How often do you go shopping for food?
  22. What are some foods that you know are healthy for your body?
  23. What do you usually like to drink when you go out?
  24. What food can you cook the best? How to cook your specialty?
  25. What food do you hate? Why do you hate it?
  26. What is the cheapest place to eat that you know? About how much is a meal? Where is it? How often do you go there?
  27. What is the most expensive meal you have ever eaten?
  28. What is your favorite food? Please describe your favorite food.
  29. What kind of beverages do you usually drink? 
  30. What restaurant in this city do you recommend? Why is it a good place? About how much does a meal cost?
  31. What special foods do you eat on holidays? (Christmas, New Year's Day, etc.)
  32. Have you ever had pot-luck? What will you bring to a pot-luck dinner?
  33. How much should you tip the waiter or waitress in a restaurant?
  34. What is the strangest food you have ever tried?
  35. Do you have any food allergies?
  36. Do you enjoy eating intestines?
  37. How does the etiquette  (table manners) of eating together in your country differ from other countries?
  38. What can you do when a fishbone is caught in your throat?

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