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Jumble - Food and Eating

Place your mouse over them to see what they are (singular and plural form).

Match them

 

Put the following courses in the right order
Complete the dialogue
Countable and Uncountable nouns - Eating
Countable and Uncountable nouns - containers - Eating

EATING and FOOD VOCABULARY

knife - knives
Knife
fork(s)
Fork
spoon(s)
Spoon
teaspoon(s)
Teaspoon
 

         
plate(s)
Plate
bowl(s)
Bowl
cup(s)
Cup
saucer(s)
Saucer
 

         
table(s)
Table
chair(s)
Chair
 

         
glass(es)
Glass
tablecloth(es)
Tablecloth
tablemat(s) / placemat(s)
Tablemat / Placemat
napkin(s) / serviette(s)
Napkin / Serviette
 
         
waiter(s)
Waiter
waitress(es)
Waitress
chef(s)
Chef
menu(s)
Menu
taxi(s)
Taxi
         

wine glass(es)
Wine glass

bottle(s)
Bottle

candle(s)
Candle

bill(s)
Bill

tip(s) / gratuity (gratuities)
Tip / Gratuity


FOOD

  Masculine Feminine Young  
bull(s) Bull Cow Calf  
ram(s) Ram Sheep Lamb  
roar(s) Boar Sow Piglet  
cockerel(s) Cockerel Hen Chicken  
         
Types of FISH
         
salmon(s)
Salmon
cod(s)
Cod
plaice(s)
Plaice
haddock(s)
Haddock
trout(s)
Trout
         
Types of STEAK
         
fillet(s)
Fillet
rump(s)
Rump
sirloin(s)
Sirloin
t-bone(s)
T-Bone
stewing(s)
Stewing
         
EGGS
         
egg(s)
Egg
boiled egg(s)
Boiled egg
scrambled egg(s)
Scrambled egg
fried egg(s)
Fried egg
 
         
Here is a list of some of the uncountable nouns and some ways to make them countable
         
asparagus
Asparagus
a brunch of asparagus
A brunch of asparagus
bread
Bread
a slice of bread
A slice of bread
 
beef
Beef
a slice of beef
A slice of beef
broccoli
Broccoli
a piece of broccoli
A piece of broccoli
 
butter
Butter
a pat of butter
A pat of butter
corn
Corn
an ear of corn
An ear of corn
 
fruit
Fruit
a piece of fruit
A piece of fruit
garlic
Garlic
a bulb of garlic
A bulb of garlic
 
honey
Honey
a pot of honey
A pot of honey
jam
Jam
a jar of jam
A jar of jam
 
lamb
Lamb
a leg of lamb
A leg of lamb
pepper
Pepper
a pot of pepper
A pot of pepper
 
pork
Pork
a joint of pork
A joint of pork
rice
Rice
a grain of rice
A grain of rice
 
salt
Salt
a pinch of salt
A pinch of salt
spaghetti
Spaghetti
a strand of spaghetti
A strand of spaghetti
 
sugar
Sugar
a cube of sugar
A cube of sugar
     
         
OTHER UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS ARE
  • tea
  • fruit
  • water
  • cereal (I bought two boxes of cereal)
  • ice
  • coffee (coffee is bitter)
         
NOW LET'S SEE SOME CONTAINERS
  • a can of
  • a box of (cereal)
  • a bowl of (soup)
  • a piece of (paper, cake, furniture, ...)
  • a slice of (pizza, cheese, cake, bread, ...)
  • a bar of (chocolate)
  • a quart of (milk)
  • a liter of
  • a bag of (sugar)
  • a dozen of (eggs)
  • two sugar lumps
  • a teaspoon of (sugar)
  • a cup of (tea, coffee, ...)
  • a brunch of
  • a loaf of (bread)
  • a stick of (butter)
  • ears of (corn)
  • a drop of (water)
  • a jug of (water)
  • a cub of (sugar)
  • a grain of (sand)
  • a bag of (rice)
  • a round of (cheese)
  • a pinch of (salt)
  • a keg of (beer)
  • a gallon of
  • a pouch of
         

ANATOMY OF CORN AND RICE

 
         
FRUIT

fruit
Fruit

apple(s)
Apple
banana(s)
Banana
blackberry - blackberries
Blackberry
cherry - cherries
Cherry
This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
       
         
grape(s)
Grape
lemon(s)
Lemon
orange(s)
Orange
peach(es)
Peach
a piece of fruit
Pear
         
pineapple(s)
Pineapple
plum(s)
Plum
strawberry - strawberry
Strawberry
   
         
VEGETABLE AND ....
         
artichoke(s)
Artichoke
asparagus
asparagus
aubergine(s)
Aubergine
avocado
Avocado
bean(s)
Bean
  This word never takes
plural form.
     
         
beetroot(s)
Beetroot
broccoli
Broccoli
cabbage(s)
Cabbage
carrot(s)
Carrot
cauliflower(s)
Cauliflower
  This word never takes
plural form.
     
         
corn
Corn
courgette(s)
Courgette
cucumber(s)
Cucumber
a bulb of garlic
Garlic
lettuce(s)
Lettuce
This word never takes
plural form.
    This word never takes
plural form.
 
         
mushroom(s)
Mushroom
olive(s)
Olive
onion(s)
Onion
pepper
Pepper
tomato(es)
Tomato
         
potato(es)
Potato
meat(s)
Meat
beef
Beef
burger(s)
Burger
chicken(s)
Chicken
 

This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.

This word is
uncountable. This
word never takes
plural form.
  This word is
uncountable like fish
and meat.
This word never takes
plural form.
         
chop
Chop
fish
Fish

Joint
pork(s)
Pork
sausage(s)
Sausage
      This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
 
         
steak(s)
Steak
bread
Bread
cake(s)
Cake
cheese
Cheese
doughnut(s)
Doughnut
      This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
 
         
egg(s)
Egg
rice
Rice

Roll
pasta
Pasta
pie(s)
Pie
  This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
  This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
 
         
pizza(s)
Pizza
spaghetti
Spaghetti
butter
Butter
honey
Honey
jam
Jam
  This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
         
pepper
Pepper
salt
Salt
sugar
Sugar
grape-fruit(s)
Grape-fruit
jelly
Jelly
This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
This word is uncountable.
This word never takes
plural form.
   
         
citrus
Citrus
champagne
Champagne
housewine
Housewine
cone
Cone
chocolate
Chocolate
        A cup of hot chocolate
         
whipped cream
Whipped cream
noodle(s)
Noddle
bubbly water(s)
Bubbly water
   
    L'acqua minerale con gas    
         
         
EXPRESSIONS
  • A bite to eat (mangiare un boccone)

  • This is my treat (I'll pay = Offro io)

  • I am starving. I could eat a horse (ho talmente fame che mangerei un bue)

  • Let's go for a drink

  • Let's go down the pub

  • Fancy going for something to eat

  • I fancy seeing the new Italian exibition

  • Fancy a coffee break?

  • Do you mind ....?

  • I wonder if ...

  • What about going to that new Russell Crowe film?

  • Jack's such a couch potato

  • To dunk a biscuit in coffee (Inzuppare un biscotto nel caffé)

  • To ripen fruit

  • Ripe apple / wine / cheese

  • I am a teetotal (I don't drink! = sono astemio/a)

  • To pay the same price whether you sit at a table or you stand

  • If you sit or stand

  • I take my bread and put jam on it

  • Coffee is bitter and I put sugar in it

  • Spicy good (cibo piccante)

  • To burp (ruttare)

  • Burp (rutto)

  • A table for one person/two people, please

  • Can I look at the menu, please?

  • Can I look in the kitchen?

  • Is there a house specialty?

  • Is there a local specialty?

  • I'm a vegetarian

  • I don't eat pork

  • I don't eat beef.

  • Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard) - Potete farlo leggero, per favore? OR Potete farlo con pochi grassi? (with little fat) OR Potete farlo con poco olio? (with little oil)

  • fixed-price meal

  • a la carte

  • breakfast

  • lunch

  • dinner

  • supper

  • I would like ...

  • I would like a dish containing _____.

  • May I have a glass of _____?

  • May I have a cup of _____?

  • May I have a bottle of _____?

  • May I have some _____?

  • Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)

  • I'm finished

  • It was delicious

  • Please clear the plates

  • The check, please

  • The bill, please


Boil: in water, e.g. carrrts

Fry: in oil or butter above the meat, e.g. sausages

Grill: under the heat, e.g. toast or meat

Roast: in the oven using oil, e.g. meat

Bake: in the oven without oil, e.g. cakes

FOOD which is not cooked is RAW

   

If you have a steak you can eat it

Describing food

In Britain you often have three COURSES:

  1. a STARTER (e.g soup)
  2. a MAIN COURSE (e.g. steak or chicken)
  3. a DESSERT (e.g. strawberries or ice-cream)

You may also have an APERITIF (a drink before the meal, e.g. gin and tonic). And a COFFEE after the meal. You sometimes leave a TIP (money) for the waiter if service is not included in the price (10% is a normal tip). If it is a popular restaurant, you may also need to BOOK (reserve) a table in advance (before you go).

 


DIALOGUE

Carol: Well, I think I will start with a vegetable soup .... And you?
Jane: I think I will have prawn cocktail. I adore fish! And then afterwards I will have roast lamb. What about you?

Carol: Let me see. Well, ... I think I will have chicken .... chicken salad.
Jane: And to finish with, then, I will have an apple-pie with cream and a nice cup of coffee.

Carol: Good idea. I think I will have an apple-pie, too. What about something to drink? I will have a glass of white wine. And you?
Jane: A beer for me, please.

Carol: Good. Let's catch the waiter's eye and order. I am hungry now ....


GAMES AND EXERCISES

Jumble Eating
Jumble - Food and Eating
Match them
Put the following courses in the right order
Complete the dialogue
Countable and Uncountable nouns - Eating
Countable and Uncountable nouns - containers - Eating

What do we call the meat of these animals?

calf, deer, sheep (two names), pig (three names)

Which are fish and which are called seafood?

prawns, saedines, squid, oyster, mackerel, mussels, hake, crab, plaice, trout, lobster, cod, sole, whiting

Which of these dishes are starters, main courses or desserts?

chicken casserole, coffee gateau, fresh fruit salad, sorbet, Irish stew, paté and toast, prawn cocktail, rump steak, chocolate fudge cake, grilled trout, shrimps in garlic


1. A lemon or an unripe apple tastes ___

2. After eating a lot or when something can't have more put in it, we say ___

3. What word means not having enough water, liquid, or moisture?

4. This word is most often heard when talking of wealth. When a cake or sauce contains a lot of dairy products such as butter, cream or eggs we say it is ___

5. When a person wants a drink they are ___

6. What word is used favourably about cakes and bread and is the opposite of dry?

7. The real meaning of this word is to die or suffer from hunger, but we use it colloquially to describe being hungry. This word is ___

8. A word used when talking about fruit or meat that means it is juicy and tastes good is ___

9. Something that taste like unsweetened cocoa or beer is said to be ___

10. The opposite of sour and means that something tastes of sugar or honey is ___


Choose a letter from each box to create a word then check the answer

1. cpu

2. fkor

3. deit

4. cehw

5. aestt

6. aelpt

7. aglss

8. noops

9. chlnu

10. ackns

11. aiknnp


Click the answer button to see the answer

1. One of the following does not belong in this food group:

a. banana
b. beef
c. peach
d. nectarine
e. prune

2. The food group in question 1 is:

a. Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group
b. Fats, Oils and Sweets Group
c. Fruit Group
d. Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta Group
e. Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group

3. What food doesn't belong to this food group?

a. chicken
b. steak
c. lamb
d. crab
e. kiwi

4. The food group in question 3 is:

a. Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta Group
b. Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group
c. Vegetable Group
d. Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group
e. Fats, Oils and Sweets Group

5. What food doesn't belong to this food group?

a. apricot
b. squash
c. zucchini
d. potato
e. broccoli

6. The food group in question 5 is:

a. Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group
b. Fruit Group
c. Vegetable Group
d. Fats, Oils and Sweets Group
e. Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta Group

7. What food doesn't belong to this food group?

a. chocolate milk
b. cream cheese
c. ice cream
d. salad dressing
e. yogurt

8. The food group in question #7 is:

a. Fruit Group
b. Dairy Group
c. Vegetable Group
d. Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group
e. Fats, Oils and Sweets Group

9. What food doesn't belong to this food group?

a. cookies
b. candy
c. sald dressing
d. cherries
e. butter

10. The food group in question 9 is:

a. Dairy Group
b. Vegetable Group
c. Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group
d. Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta Group
e. Fats, Oils and Sweets Group

11. What food doesn't belong to this food group?

a. noodles
b. crackers
c. scallion
d. macaroni
e. cous cous

12. The food group in question #11 is:

a. Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta Group
b. Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group
c. Vegetable Group
d. Fats, Oils and Sweets Group
e. Fruit Group

13. Which of the following beverages has no fat, sugar, or oils?

a. milk
b. root beer
c. coffee with cream
d. iced tea unsweetened
e. lemonade

14. The United States Department of Agriculture's Daily Food Guide is in the shape of a (an):

a. octagon
b. square
c. circle
d. pyramid
e. hexagon

15. The United States Department of Agriculture's Daily Food Guide calls for eating ___ servings of the Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group every day.

a. 1
b. 2-3
c. 4-5
d. 6-7
e. 7-8

16. The United States Department of Agriculture's Daily Food Guide calls for eating ___ servings of the Vegetable Group per day.

a. 0-1
b. 2-4
c. 3-5
d. 5-6
e. 6-7

17. The United States Department of Agriculture's Daily Food Guide calls for eating ___ servings of the Fruit Group every day.

a. 0-1
b. 2-4
c. 4-5
d. 5-6
e. 6-7

18. The United States Department of Agriculture's Daily Food Guide calls for eating ___ servings of the Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group.

a. 0-1
b. 2-3
c. 3-4
d. 5-6
e. 6-7

19. The United States Department of Agriculture's Daily Food Guide calls for eating ___ servings of the Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta Group.

a. 1-3
b. 4-5
c. 6-11
d. 12-15
e. 16-20

20. The United States Department of Agriculture's Daily Food Guide suggests that the Fats, Oils and Sweets Group be used ___.

a. once a week
b. four times a day
c. never on Sundays
d. sparingly
e. every Tuesday