Talking about Food

Talking about Food in English.

Here are some questions and videos to get you talking about food in English. Watch the videos and then answer the questions in groups.

Check out this picture dictionary of food and people who work with food. Is there anything that you didn’t know teh name of? Which of these foods do you love and which do you hate?

What foods do you love?

What foods don’t you like? What foods do you hate?

Are you allergic to any food?

What are typical dishes where you’re from?

Not just fish and chips? This video shows some stereotypically English dishes. How many of them have you tried?

Do you cook?

What dishes do you cook?

How often do you cook?

What do you usually have for breakfast?

Have you ever tried a “Full English Breakfast”? Do you think that you would like it? What is a stereotypical breakfast like in your country?

What do you have for lunch?

What do you usually have for dinner?

Is it breakfast, diner & tea or breakfast , lunch & dinner? Why do some people say one and others the other?
Have you tried any of these British snacks? What are popular snacks in your country?

Do you have snacks between meals? What do you eat? When do you snack?

Curry is the most popular dish in the UK. Check out the history of Britain’s relationship with this dish.

What international food do you like? Do you like Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Thai, Turkish?

What are popular dishes from these countries?

Do you like spicy food? What spicy dishes have you tried?

How often do you eat out?

How often do you have take away?

What are your favourite restaurants? Where do you like to eat out for special occasions? Where would you eat out with friends? Is there anywhere that you would like to eat that you haven’t had the opportunity to eat?

Have you ever had a bad restaurant experience? What happened?

Do you eat fast food? What fast food do you eat? How often do you eat fast food?

Do you enjoy watching cooking programmes? Which ones? What do you like about them?

What special dished do you eat at festivals / holidays?

What do you like drinking?

Do you drink alcohol? How much do you drink a week? What do you enjoy drinking?

Why do British people have such a problem with alcohol? Hoqw is alcohol cnsumption different in your country?

How often do you drink cava, champagne, red wine, white wine, vodka, gin, whisky, bourbon, cocktails, Irish coffee, Bailey’s?

How do you feel about your diet? Do you have a healthy diet? Is there anything that you that bk you should cut down on? Or give up? How could your diet be healthier?

How do you feel about the food industry and factory farming? Environmental damage caused by farming?

Have you ever eaten any unusual food? What did you eat?

Would you eat insects?

What do you think about experimental cuisine like that of ferran Adria?

How much coffee do you drink a day?

Would you eat lab grown meat?

What do you think of slow food?

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