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Types of food

Healthy food unhealthy food / Fast food


Junk food

Canned/tinned
Greasy food frozen food food
grease /gri:s/
greasy hair
oily hair

greasy food

greasy /’gri:si/ greasy skin


oily skin
plate /pleit/ dish /diʃ/

do/wash
dishes /diʃis/ the dishes
french fries
crisps - BrE
/’frentʃ fraiz/ AmE Toast /toust/
potato chips - AmE
chips /’tʃips/ BrE

whole wheat bread


soup /su:p/ wholemeal bread
Bowl of cereal
brown bread
/boul əv sriəl/
fill /fil/ fuel /fjuəl/
FOOD: fuel or pleasure
1 - Is food a pleasure for you?
2 – What do you normally eat on a typical day?
3 – Do you ever cook?
4 – Do you ever eat “unhealty” food? How do you feel about?
5 – Are you trying to cut down on anything at the moment?
6 – Are people’s diets in your country getting better or worse?

A I think people are trying to improve their diets, but they are doing it the
wrong way by following diets like the Atkins diet. Personally, I don’t think
it’s very healthy to cut out Entire groups of foods like carbohydrates.
B Not very often. I don’t have the time or talent to cook full meals.
I usually heat up a frozen meal or order takeout.
C Sometimes I get fast food for lunch. I have to admit that I love
French fries. I feel terrible about it afterward, but I don’t do it very often.
FOOD: fuel or pleasure
1 - Is food a pleasure for you?
2 – What do you normally eat on a typical day?
3 – Do you ever cook?
4 – Do you ever eat “unhealty” food? How do you feel about?
5 – Are you trying to cut down on anything at the moment?
6 – Are people’s diets in your country getting better or worse?
D I usually have a bowl of ceral or toast for breakfast. For lunch I eat at a
Restaurant near my office. I prefer Japanise or Indian fook. I usually eat
rice with fish and vegetables, soup, or sushi. I don’t eat meat, but I eat a
lot of fish. In the evening, I just have something light at home.
E I am trying to cut down on the amount of fat I eat. I’m also trying to
eat more whole wheat bread.
F Not really. I enjoy certain kinds of food, but most meals are just fuel
to keep me going through the day.
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D Match the highlighted words or phrases with the definitions.
Eat out
1 ______________ to have a meal in a restaurant, not at home
Honey
2 ______________ a sweet, thick liquid made by bees.
Servings
3 ______________ the quantity you eat of a kind of food during a meal.
Heat up
4 ______________ to make cold food hot food you buy from a restaurant
to eat at home.
takeout
5 ______________ food you buy from a restaurant to eat at home.
Fat
6 ______________ substance from animals or plants used for cooking, e.g.,
oil, butter, etc.
Dishes
7 ______________ food prepared in a particular way, e.g., sushi, lasagna, etc.
Whole wheat made from brown flour.
8 ______________
Soup
9 ______________ a liquid fook, often made of vegetables, e.g., tomatoes,
onions.
Stew
10 ______________ meat cooked for a long time in liquid, usually with
vegetables.
2 GRAMMAR Present tenses: simple and continuous,
action and non-action verbs.

A Listen to Rumiko answering questions 2-6 from the interviews.


Do you think food is fuel or pleasure for her? Why?
B Listen again and answer the questions.

1 What does she usually have in the morning?


Just a cup of coffee in the office. She doesn’t het up early enough to have breakfast.
2 Where does she usually have lunch and dinner?
In sushi restaurants and ones that seve organic food.
3 Why doesn’t she cook very often?
She works late, her kitchen is too small, and her boyfriend is a better cook than she is.
4 does she eat or drink anything unhealthy?
She drinks a lot of coffee.
5 Is she cutting down on anything right now? Why (not)?
No, she doesn’t need to because she has a healthy diet and exercises regularly.
6 What’s currently happening to the Japanese diet?
She thinks it’s getting worse, more westernized. As a result, people are getting fatter.
7 Does she think this is a completely bad thing?
No, she doesn’t. She likes the fact that here are more different kinds of restaurants
and food/more variety when you eat out.
C Look at some of the things Rumiko said. Circle the correct form.
Then compare with a partner and say why the other form is wrong.

1 I don’t usually have / I’m not having breakfast.

2 I used to go to fast-fook restaurants, but now I prefer / I’m preferring


eating something healthier.

3 I am drinking / I drink a lot of coffee every day.

4 I think that some Japanese people get / are getting fatter.

5 I like / I’m liking the fact that there are more different kinds of food
And restaurants now.
Make questions with the simple present or present continuous
to ask your partner. Ask for more information.
What / usually have for breakfast?
What do you usually have for breakfast?
How many cups of coffee / drink a day?
How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?
Where / usually have lunch?
Where do you usually have lunch?
How often /eat out a week?
How often do you eat out a week?
/ prefer to eat at home or to eat out?
Do you prefer to eat at home or to eat out?
/ need to buy any food today?
Do you need to buy any food today?
/ you hungry? / want something to eat?
Are you hungry? Do you want something to eat?
/ currently take any vitamins or food supplements?
Do you currently take any vitamins or food supplements?
/ currently try to eat in a healthy way?
Do you currently try to eat in a healthy way?
Food
Fruit
Cook Juice
Cookies Mousse
Good Soup
Sugar Spoon
5 LISTENINLG
a Have you ever tried English food?
What did you think of it?

b Kevin Poulter, an English chef, has a restaurant in Santiago, the capital of


Chile. Listen to an interview with him and number the photos 1-5 in the
order he mentions them.

c Listen again and answer the questions.


1 Why did he decide to open a restaurant in Chile?
2 Why did he call it Frederick’s?
3 Why were Chilean people surprised when he opened his restaurant?
4 What English dishes does he serve in his restaurant? Are they popular?
5 How many women work in his kitchen? Why does he think there are so
few women in restaurant kitchens?
6 What is most difficult for him about life in Chile?

d What kinds of restaurants are there in your town? What nationalities do


they represent? Which ones do you like?