Food

In this course you will learn everything about food. From an extensive vocabulary including fruits and vegetables, to food preparation and eating habits. 

I hope you will enjoy.

Food: fuel or pleasure?

Vocabulary: Food or pleasure

Vocabulary food or pleasure

Which food do you associate with the these countries?

This is the food you normally associate with these countries.


  • China
    Fried rice, noodles
  • The USA
    Burger, apple pie
  • France
    Cheese, wine
  • Japan
    Sushi, seaweed
  • Mexico
    Fajita, chilli concarne
  • Italy
    Spagetti, pasta, pizza

Reading - Alice Freeman (USA)

Assign questions to the answers given by Alice Freeman from the USA.


  • Is food a pleasure for you?
  • What do you normally eat in a typical day?
  • Do you ever eat 'unhealthy' food? How do you feel about it?
  • Do you ever cook?
  • Are you trying to cut down on anything at the moment?
  • Are people's diets in your country getting better or worse?

Reading - Jacqueline Farbre (France)

Who?

  • Alice Freeman

  • Are people's diets in your country getting better or worse? I think people are trying to improve their diets, but they are doing it the wrong way by following diets like the Atkins diet. Personally, I don't think it’s very healthy to cut out entire groups of foods like carbohydrates.
  • Do you ever cook? Not very often. I don’t have the time or talent to cook full meals. I usually heat up a frozen meal or order a takeaway.
  • Do you ever eat 'unhealthy' food? How do you feel about it? Sometimes I get fast food for lunch. I have to admit that I love French fries. I feel terrible about it afterwards, but I don't do it very often. 
  • What do you normally eat in a typical day? I usually have a bowl of cereal or toast for breakfast. For lunch I eat at a restaurant near my office. I prefer Japanese or Indian food. I usually eat rice with fish and vegetables, soup or sushi. I don't eat meat, but I eat a lot of fish. In the evening, I just have something light at home. 
  • Are you trying to cut down on anything at the moment? I am trying to cut down on the amount of fat I eat. I’m also trying to eat more wholemeal bread. 
  • Is food a pleasure for you? Not really. I enjoy certain kinds of food, but most meals are just fuel to keep me going through the day.

Jacqueline Fabre

.....

  • Who often eats in restaurants?
    Both
  • Who eats quite a lot of sweet things?
    Jacqueline Fabre
  • Who eats ready-prepared food?
    Alice Freeman
  • Who cooks big meals at home?
    Jacqueline Fabre
  • Who enjoys eating?
    Jacqueline Fabre
  • Who feels bad when she eats unhealthily?
    Alice Freeman
  • Who is trying to eat less of something?
    Both
  • Who prefers having good food to having a lot of food?
    Jacqueline Fabre
  • Who is negative about eating habits in her country?
    Both

Which of the two women do you think has the healthier diet? Why?

Which of the two women do you think has the healthier diet? Why?


Rumiko Story

Rumiko Story

Listen to Rumiko's story about her eating habits.

What does she usually have in the morning?

  • Wakes up and east shit loads of food!
  • Sleeps

Where does she usually have lunch and dinner?

  • Nothing
  • Fried chicken

Why doesn’t she often cook?

  • Option correct
  • inccorrect

Does she eat or drink anything unhealthy?

  • Correct
  • Incorrect

Is she cutting down on anything at the moment? Why (not)?

  • correct
  • incorrect

What’s happening to the Japanese diet at the moment?

  • Correct
  • Incorrect

Does she think this is a completely bad thing?Untitled single choice question

  • Correct
  • Incorrect

Fruits

Fruits

Assign the names to the photos with fruits.

  • pineapple
  • cherry
  • walnut
  • watermelon
  • blackberry

Assign the names to the photos with fruits.

  • tangerine
  • pear
  • plum
  • raspberry
  • gooseberry

Which is blackcurrant?

Which is cranberry?

Which is red berry?

Which is blueberry?

Which is mango?

Which is tangerine?

Which is wild strawberry?

Which is raspberry?

Which is watermelon?

How are some fruits pronounced?

Pear

Raspberry

Tangerine

Strawberry

Quince

Watermelon

Cherries

Gooseberries

Redberries

Cranberries

Vegetables

Vegetables

Meat

Meat