Food & Eating Habits


C. Choose the correct answer.
E. Choose the correct answer.

J. Answer the questions.

    L. Mime the following cooking steps and let your classmates guess   which you are showing.
    Then, translate them into Slovak.
  1.  add salt                     
  2. chop bacon
  3. beat eggs             
  4. cut meat
  5. grate cheese           
  6. peel onion
  7. pour water           
  8. sprinkle with herbs  
  9. sieve flour           
  10. slice tomatoes
    M. What is the difference in meaning between the following words?
  1. cook/ cooker
  2. recipe/ prescription/ receipt
  3. dinner/ supper
  4. soup/ soap
  5. brunch/ lunch
  6. whipped cream/ sour cream
  7. pastry/ pasta
  8. chicken/ kitchen
  9. dessert/ desert
  10. cake/ pie
  11. still water/ sparkling water/ tap water


      A. Underline the correct word.
  1. I particularly like Mexican and Indian kitchen/cuisine.
  2. Frozen/Freezing fish is just as tasty as fresh fish.
  3. My mum’s the best cooker/cook in the world!
  4. Once the kettle/teapot has boiled, pour the boiling water over the jelly cubes. They’ll melt within seconds!
  5. Excuse me. Could we have the catalogue/menu, please? We’d like to see what you have for dessert.
  6. Boil the eggs for three minutes in a saucepan on the grill/hob/oven.
  7. Any meat that’s kept in the fridge/freezer should be defrosted thoroughly before cooking.
  8. Grandma’s having her new chef/cooker delivered next week. It’s gas, so it will make cooking much easier for her.
  9. Chilli con carne is one of my favourite plates/bowls/saucers/dishes. It’s delicious!
  10. Are you going to get your suit dry-cleaned for Carlton’s dinner/lunch party tomorrow night?
  11. My friend Sally’s a true vegetable/vegetarian/vegan, so she doesn’t eat meat, fish even any milk products like cheese!
  12. Let’s get a Chinese takeaway/fast food.
  13. Fizzy/Soft drinks are gassy because they’ve got carbon dioxide in them.
     B. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the gap.
Creating your own dishes

Good cooking is always a strange (1) mixture /MIX/ of science, and you certainly have to be fairly (2) creative /CREATE/ if you want to come up with your recipes. All cooking also demands a fair amount of (3) preparation /PREPARE/, and this is doubly true when you’re producing (4) original /ORIGIN/ dishes. You also have to be thick-skinned. You’ll be (5) surprised /SURPRISE/ by how honest people can be when it comes to food. I’ve had people tell me my latest dish is (6) disgusting /DISGUST/ and (7) thoroughly /THOROUGH/ inedible! Sometimes, they were right! But don’t get upset. Just smile (8) sweetly /SWEET/ and thank them for their valuable opinion. And never forget that when you’re waiting (9) anxiously /ANXIOUS/ to hear whether or not your ’masterpiece’ is a success and they suddenly show their (10) appreciation /APPRECIATE/, you’ll realise it was all worth it. My tips: home- (11) grown /GROW/ vegetables are always the tastiest. Every good cook needs a top-quality (12) mixer /MIX/. It’s an essential piece of kitchen equipment, not a luxury. Make sure you’ve got lots of good-quality food storage   (13) containers /CONTAIN/. Finally, remember that designing a new dish is not about (14) safety /SAFE/. It’s about taking risks and learning from your mistakes. Have fun in the kitchen!    

     C. Choose the correct answer.
  1. There are some (B) frozen vegetables in the freezer, I think.
  2. There are no vegetarian dishes on the (D) menu!
  3. (C) Fry the onions in cooking oil until they’re golden brown.
  4. Preheat the (A) oven to 200°.
  5. I’ll (C) do the washing-up tonight!
  6. The problem with most fizzy drinks is that they’re (D) full of sugar.
  7. Susie and Frank (B) dropped in on us last night, so I had to defrost a pizza quickly.
     D. Complete the sentences by changing the form of the word in capitals           when this is necessary.
  1. My dad never has sugar in coffee or tea, but he does sometimes like to add artificial sweetener (s) /SWEET/.
  2. I don’t know anyone who could eat eyeballs. That’s disgusting /DISGUST/!
  3. Jenny stood anxiously /ANXIOUS/ in the kitchen, hoping that her soufflé would rise.
  4. Did you know that tomatoes originate (d) /ORIGIN/ from South America?
  5. Donald is so creative /CREATE/ in the kitchen. I think he should be a professional chef.
  6. There are sandwiches for you in a plastic container /CONTAIN/ in the fridge.
  7. It’s important to observe essential health and safety / SAFE/ precautions when you’re handling uncooked meat.
  8. That was thoroughly /THOROUGH/ delicious! Thank you!
     E. Choose the correct answer.
  1. b (well done)
  2. c (course)
  3. a (additives)
  4. d (recommended)
  5. a (recipe)
  6. b (ingredients)
  7. d (lose weight)
  8. b (cookery)
     F. Match the words with the correct atributes.

SWEET – peach, fruit juice

BITTER – coffee, dark chocolate

SOUR – lemon, lime

SALTY – bacon, crisps

SPICY – chilli peppers

     G. Find the odd one out.
  1. cutlery (the others are meals of the day)
  2. barbecue (the others are places for drinking or eating)
  3. slice (the others are ways of cooking)
  4. oyster (the others are kinds of meat)
  5. heat (the others are kinds of tastes)
  6. mushroom (the others are kinds of fruit)
     H. Use the words in the box to complete the phrases below. Some words         can be used more than once.
  1. slice/ piece
  2. packet
  3. packet/ bag
  4. slice/ piece / loaf
  5. piece
  6. bottle/ can/ glass
  7. bar/ piece
  8. bottle/ carton/ glass
  9. packet
  10. cup
  11. carton/ bottle
  12. jar
     I. Match the words to form compound nouns.
  1. scrambled          d. eggs                            
  2. still                      c. water                              
  3. wholesale           e. price                              
  4. cash                   a. machine                              
  5. exchange           b. rate                              
     J. Answer the questions.
  1. Which of these fruits is a similar colour to oranges?

            b. tangerine

       2. Which two of these are fish?

            a. trout

            d. eel

        3. Which two of these are sources of fibre?

             a. broccoli

             b. wholemeal

         4. Which two of these are sources of protein?

              b. turkey

              c. beans

          5. Which of these can you not do with eggs?

               d. mix

     K. Match the words from the box with the definitions below.


  1. a type of cutlery used for cutting meat knife
  2. a type of cup used for drinking hot beverages, such as coffee, tea mug
  3. eating utensils made of bamboo or plastic used for eating sushi chopsticks
  4. a type of spoon used for serving soup ladle
  5. a short plastic tube used for drinking beverages by sucking drinking straw
  6. a small wooden stick used for removing small pieces of food which get stuck between the teeth toothpick
  7. a type of dishware used for serving meals plate
  8. a cloth or tissue paper used for wiping the mouth after eating napkin
  9. a type of cutlery with a handle and three or four points used for picking up and eating food fork 
  10. a container used for soup, salad, cereals, or ice cream bowl 
  11. a type of cutlery used for eating soup or used for measuring when cooking tablespoon
  12. a deep metal container used for cooking soups pot 
  13. a flat metal container used for preparing e.g., pancakes frying pan
     L. Mime the following cooking steps and let your classmates guess which you are showing.

     Then, translate them into Slovak.

  1.  add salt – pridaj soľ               
  2. chop bacon – nadrobno nakrájaj slaninku
  3. beat eggs – rozbi vajcia             
  4. cut meat – nakrájaj mäso
  5. grate cheese – nastrúhaj syr          
  6. peel onion – ošúp cibuľu
  7. pour water – nalej vodu           
  8. sprinkle with herbs – pridaj koreniny   
  9. sieve flour – preosej múku           
  10. slice tomatoes – nakrájaj paradajky
     N. When would the following idioms be used? Match the idioms with their       correct definitions.
  1. g)
  2. f)
  3. a)
  4. c)
  5. b)
  6. e)
  7. d)

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