FOOD

USEFUL VOCABULARY

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FRUIT | VEGETABLES | MEAT AND FISH | OTHER FOOD

BUILD UP

MasculineFeminineYoung
cowBullCowCalf
sheepRamSheepLamb
pigBoarSowPiglet
henCockerelHenChicken
Commonly Eaten Types of Fish
Salmon
Cod
Plaice
Haddock
Trout
Types of Steak
Fillet
Rump
Sirloin
T-Bone
Stewing
Things to do with eggs
egg(s)egg
boiled egg(s)boiled egg
scrambled egg(s)scrambled egg
fried egg(s)fried egg

NATURALLY SPEAKING

Uncountable Nouns

A lot of food is made up of uncountable nouns, to make them countable you need to put them in another form.

For example:-

“A …… of ……”.=”A piece of fruit.”

Here is a list of some of the uncountable nouns in this quarter’s vocabulary and some ways to make them countable.

asparagusA bunch of asparagus.
beefA slice of beef.
breadA slice of bread.
broccoliA piece of broccoli.
butterA pat of butter.
cornAn ear of corn.
fruitA piece of fruit.
garlicA bulb of garlic.
honeyA pot of honey.
jamA jar of jam.
lambA leg of lamb.
pepperA pot of pepper.
porkA joint of pork.
riceA grain of rice.
saltA pinch of salt.
spaghettiA strand of spaghetti.
sugarA cube of sugar.

DIALOGUE

It’s Friday afternoon and John’s friend Mark is coming for tea tomorrow.
Mrs S:John, is Mark coming for tea tomorrow?
John:Yes mum, I told you yesterday!
Mrs S:Oh did you? Sorry, I must have forgotten.
John:What are we having?
Mrs S:I don’t know yet, I was just writing out the shopping list. What sort of things does he like?
John:Anything, just about. I know he hates pasta though, he never eats school dinner if it’s pasta.
Mrs S:OK, what about pizza.
John:Yeah, pizza would be great, not too much salad though please mum.
Mrs S:How about a fruit salad for pudding instead?
John:With ice cream?
Mrs S:Yes, ok.
John:Great, I can’t wait!
Entertaining at Home – It’s Saturday and John’s friend Mark has just arrived.
John:Hi Mark!
MarkHi John, how’s it going?
John:Fine, and you?
MarkOh you know.
John:Yeah, tell me about it.
Mrs S:Hello Mark, how are you.
Mark:Very well thank you Mrs Smith.
JohnMum, can we go and play in my room?
Mrs S:Yes, after tea. We’re having pizza tonight Mark, is that alright?
Mark:Yes Mrs Smith that should be fine, but I am a vegetarian.
Mrs S:Oh John, you didn’t tell me!
JohnSorry mum, I didn’t know.
Mrs S:Well it’s just as well I bought mushroom pizza as well then, isn’t it?
Mark:I’m sorry if it’s any trouble Mrs Smith.
Mrs S:Don’t worry Mark, it’s not your fault, we can eat the salami pizza and you can have the mushroom one. Why don’t you both go and play upstairs, tea will be a little bit longer than expected!
John:This way Mark.

 

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