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Food and drink

See also:
skills:
dieting
 
skills:
eating out / restaurants
 
vocabulary:
food and drink
 
vocabulary:
restaurants
 
skills:
drinking
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Food and drink:

worksheets (2)
book references (10)
video (1)
audio (12)
 
 
 
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Describing food game
Students take it in turns to read out descriptions of well known dishes. Others have to guess the dish.
 
 

 

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Quantity find someone who
Topic of food and health
 
 

 

 
Audio
 
 
Interview: a former chef (52)
A woman who used to be a chef talks about her experiences working in restaurants
 
 

 

Interview: types of sushi (53)
Japanese man talks about ordering sushi in restaurnats
 
 

 

Interview: a Brit on British food (54)
Ex pat Brit talks about food from home he misses
 
 

 

 
 

 

Interview: lunch (57)
Woman talks about her lunch preferences (eating out)
 
 

 

Interview: healthy drinks (59)
Canadian woman talks about her favourite drinks and their health benefits
 
 

 

Interview: Italian food (60)
Woman talks about different kinds of Italian food
 
 

 

Interview: a former baker talks (61)
...about baking BREAD! Routine, likes and dislikes
 
 

 

Interview: New Zealand food (62)
New Zealander talks about home favourites
 
 

 

Planning a meal (115)
An Australian and a Mexican discuss the ingredients they need to buy for a Mexican meal.
 
 

 

Sweet or savoury? (673)
Vox pops: Do you prefer sweet or savoury food?
 
 

 

Coffee or tea? (680)
Vox pops: What is best - coffee or tea?
 
 

 

 
Video
 
 
EF podenglish : diet (45)
Intermediate level teaching video with people talking about their diets.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 

Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
 
Unit 2 Taste  Pages 14 - 15  food
Students associate food with different situations and then listen to others doing the same
 
Unit 2 Taste  Page 17   A taste for travel
Four speakers talk about food in countries they have visited. Language for expressing enthusiasm and reservations
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 13 Home  Page 124 
Speaking : morning routines; breakfast Listening : different breakfasts from various countries.
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced 

Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
 
Unit 2 Taste  Page 14   food associations
Speaking: If you were a food, what would you be? Listening: different speakers say what food associations certain situations have for them
 
Unit 2 Taste  Page 20   describing dishes
Four speakers talk about food in countries they've visited. Intonation for expressing enthusiasm and reservation.
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 6 Eat  Page 60   Is it time to give up meat
 
Unit 6 Eat  Page 62   Wasted food
Magazine article: What a waste. Throwaway Britain wastes GBP 9bn of food every year.
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover 

Real Listening & Speaking 3 

Miles Craven   
 
Unit 2 Can I take your coat?  Pages 14 - 17
Language for ordering and describing food and drink, deciding who pays and complaining. Understanding (spoken) restaurant reviews
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
 
26 Mixed recipes  Page 26 
Ss write recipes in pairs etc, then exchange recipes (without the name of the dish shown) and guess the dish.
 
 
Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  

Sue Kay   
 
35 Meal-times  Page 35 
Questionnaire about eating habits. Students question their partners and then make statements contrasting eating habits
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)