Thứ Bảy, 9 tháng 3, 2024

Talking about Cakes


Part 1: Vocabulary

Types of Cakes

Sponge Cake (n) /ˈspʌndʒ keɪk/
EX: I love eating sponge cake with strawberries on top.

Chocolate Cake (n) /ˈtʃɒklət keɪk/
EX: Mom baked a delicious chocolate cake for my birthday.

Vanilla Cake (n) /vəˈnɪlə keɪk/
EX: Vanilla cake is my favorite because of its sweet aroma.

Red Velvet Cake (n) /ˈrɛd ˈvɛlvɪt keɪk/
EX: Have you ever tried red velvet cake? It's so rich and moist.

Carrot Cake (n) /ˈkærət keɪk/
EX: Grandma makes the best carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Cheesecake (n) /ˈtʃiːzˌkeɪk/
EX: I can't resist a slice of creamy cheesecake with berry compote.

Pound Cake (n) /paʊnd keɪk/
EX: Pound cake is a classic dessert often served with tea or coffee.

Angel Food Cake (n) /ˈeɪndʒəl fʊd keɪk/
EX: Angel food cake is light and fluffy, perfect for summer desserts.

Coffee Cake (n) /ˈkɒfi keɪk/
EX: Let's have some coffee cake with our afternoon tea.

Lemon Drizzle Cake (n) /ˈlɛmən ˈdrɪzəl keɪk/
EX: The tangy flavor of lemon drizzle cake is refreshing.

Baking Tools

Mixing Bowl (n) /ˈmɪksɪŋ boʊl/
EX: We need a large mixing bowl to prepare the cake batter.

Whisk (n) /wɪsk/
EX: Use the whisk to beat the eggs until they're fluffy.

Spatula (n) /ˈspætʃələ/
EX: Use a spatula to fold the flour gently into the batter.

Cake Tin (n) /keɪk tɪn/
EX: Grease the cake tin before pouring in the batter.

Oven (n) /ˈʌvən/
EX: Preheat the oven to 350°F before baking the cake.

Cooling Rack (n) /ˈkuːlɪŋ ræk/
EX: Place the cake on a cooling rack to cool down completely.

Piping Bag (n) /ˈpaɪpɪŋ bæɡ/
EX: Fill the piping bag with frosting to decorate the cake.

Rolling Pin (n) /ˈroʊlɪŋ pɪn/
EX: Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to make a pie crust.

Pastry Brush (n) /ˈpeɪstri brʌʃ/
EX: Use a pastry brush to glaze the top of the cake

Measuring Cups (n) /ˈmɛʒərɪŋ kʌps/
EX: Measure the ingredients accurately with measuring cups.

Cake Ingredients:

Flour (n) /flaʊər/
EX: Flour is the main ingredient in cake batter.

Sugar (n) /ˈʃʊɡər/
EX: Add sugar to sweeten the cake.

Eggs (n) /ɛɡz/
EX: Eggs provide structure and moisture to the cake.

Butter (n) /ˈbʌtər/
EX: Butter adds richness and flavor to the cake.

Baking Powder (n) /ˈbeɪkɪŋ ˈpaʊdər/
EX: Baking powder helps the cake rise.

Vanilla Extract (n) /vəˈnɪlə ˈɛkstrækt/
EX: Vanilla extract enhances the flavor of the cake.

Milk (n) /mɪlk/
EX: Milk adds moisture to the cake batter.

Cocoa Powder (n) /ˈkoʊkoʊ ˈpaʊdər/
EX: Cocoa powder gives chocolate cake its rich flavor.

Cream Cheese (n) /kriːm ʧiːz/
EX: Cream cheese is often used in frosting for carrot cake.

Lemon Zest (n) /ˈlɛmən zɛst/
EX: Lemon zest adds a citrusy flavor to the cake batter.


  • Using "To Be" (Present Simple):

    • Explanation: "To be" is used to describe the characteristics of something.

    • Example: Chocolate cake is delicious.

  • Using Imperatives:

    • Explanation: Imperatives are used to give instructions or commands.

    • Example: Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • Using "Can" (Modal Verb):

    • Explanation: "Can" is used to express ability or permission.

    • Example: I can bake a cake for the party.

Part 3: Questions

  • What is your favorite type of cake?

  • Have you ever baked a cake before?

  • What ingredients do you need to make a cake?

  • Can you name three baking tools?

  • How do you preheat the oven?

  • What do you use to frost a cake?

  • Do you prefer sweet or savory cakes?

  • Have you tried baking a cake without eggs?

  • What flavor of cake do you like best?

  • What is the main ingredient in chocolate cake?

  • Have you ever decorated a cake?

  • What kind of frosting goes well with vanilla cake?

            What do you use to measure ingredients for a cake?

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