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Talking About Food

Talking About Food

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Read the questions

Think about the topic

Sample Phrases and Sentences

What kinds of food do you like?

Do you like . . . ?

I like . . . .

I don’t like . . . .

(See the Sample Conversation below.)

Listening and Pronounciation

Look at the following vocabulary words and repeat them for practice.

Suggested words:

Basic Food

See more food items here:

Fruit Vegetables

Read the text aloud to your tutor. Your tutor will listen and provide you with feedback.

Speaking Instruction

Point to each of the foods shown above and say each word.

What is your favorite food?

What foods did you buy at the store last time you went shopping?

What foods would you like to try?

Do you prefer fruits or vegetables?

What are you going to eat for dinner tonight?

Talk with your tutor about this topic.

Use the expressions and vocabulary you learned.

Use the related resources below to learn more.

Sample Conversation

1. Do you like carrots?*

Yes I do./ No, I don’t.

2. What kind of food do you like?

I like Italian food.

Role Play

1. With a partner, practice asking and answering questions about food that you like or don’t like.

2. Talk about what your friends like / don’t like.

Example: Does Kindra like noodles? No. She doesn’t.

What kinds of food does Sam like?

He likes meat and potatoes.*


3. Talk about others things that you like (or don’t like).

Role Play

When speaking generally, it’s easiest to use plurals with count nouns:


I like apples. (count – plural)

I don’t like radishes. (count -plural)

I don’t like soda pop. (non-count)

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