English teaching resources: How to cook your favourite dish.

How to cook your favourite dish.
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English teaching resources: An English dictionary. Vocabulary related to cooking.

Objective: Practising how to explain a dish and how to make it, in a foreign language.

Introduction

Most people like eating and are interested in different food traditions. Dishes, ingredients, tastes and flavours are parts of a country´s culture.
It may sometimes be difficult to find the correct words both for the ingredients and the actions to do when making a dish.
Here is a suggestion on how to work with this.

Activity 1: Reading and filling in the gaps.

a) Write the following words on the board and go through their meanings.
Knife – oven – spoon – saucepan – frying pan – stove

b) Have the students fill them correctly into these sentences

1. You can bake food in the……………………………………….
2. You can slice food with a ……………………………………..
3. You can fry food in a …………………………………………
4. You can heat food on top of the……………………………….
5. You can mix food up with a ……………………………….
6. You can boil water in a ………………………………….
7. You can chop food with a ………………………………………
8. You can stir food with a ………………………………………
9. You can peel food with a ………………………………………

c) Which verbs can be used with these foods? Match the foods on the left with the actions on the right. (Have the students use the same sentence structure as in the previous exercise, when you review the activity, e.g. You can pour milk.)

1. Milk ……………. ………………
2. bread …………….
3. an orange ………………….. …………………….
4. butter …………………………
5. soup ………………… ……………………
6. a tomato …………………. ………………….. ………………….
7. cheese …………………. …………………… …………………..
8. an onion ……………… ……………… …………….. ………………

a. slice

b. grate

c. chop

d. pour

e. melt

f. stir

g. peel

Activity 2: Oral conversation.

Have the students, in groups, discuss the following questions.

1. Can you cook? Do you enjoy cooking? Why/why not?
2. What´s your favourite food?
3. Which food do you know how to cook best? How do you prepare it?
4. Describe something that people eat every day in your country. How is it prepared?

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