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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
 
 

 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
Interview: a former chef external link icon
A woman who used to be a chef talks about her experiences working in restaurants
 
 

 

Interview: types of sushi external link icon
Japanese man talks about ordering sushi in restaurnats
 
 

 

Interview: a Brit on British food external link icon
Ex pat Brit talks about food from home he misses
 
 

 

 
 

 

Interview: lunch external link icon
Woman talks about her lunch preferences (eating out)
 
 

 

Interview: healthy drinks external link icon
Canadian woman talks about her favourite drinks and their health benefits
 
 

 

Interview: Italian food external link icon
Woman talks about different kinds of Italian food
 
 

 

Interview: a former baker talks external link icon
...about baking BREAD! Routine, likes and dislikes
 
 

 

Interview: New Zealand food external link icon
New Zealander talks about home favourites
 
 

 

Planning a meal external link icon
An Australian and a Mexican discuss the ingredients they need to buy for a Mexican meal.
 
 

 

Sweet or savoury? external link icon
Vox pops: Do you prefer sweet or savoury food?
 
 

 

Coffee or tea? external link icon
Vox pops: What is best - coffee or tea?
 
 

 

 
Video
 
 
EF podenglish : diet external link icon
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
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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Download Advanced (PDF)