English Conversation – Food & Drink
This is an English Conversation lesson about food and drink. Watch a video showing children trying different foods from around the world. Learn idioms that we use in English when discussing food, drinks, cooking and eating and read a list of conversation questions that people might ask each other when talking about this popular subject.
Watch American children trying different foods from around the world
- What is your experience of trying foods from different countries?
- What was the most unusual food you tried?
Idioms we use when discussing food
Burnt to a crisp – when food has become very badly burnt.
Cooked to perfection – food that is cooked to a very high standard.
Cook up a storm – to cook an amazing meal(s) and usually a large quantity of it.
Your eyes are bigger than your stomach – when someone puts too much food on their plate and they cannot eat it all.
Eat like a horse – to eat a very large quantity.
Conversation Questions about food and drinks
- What food do you like?
- What is your all-time favourite food?
- What food don’t you like?
- Are there any foods that you wouldn't eat as a child that you eat now?
- Do you cook? If yes, what food do you cook the most often?
- Do you have a favourite restaurant? Why do you like it?
- How often do you eat out?
- Do you like food from other countries?
- What is your favourite drink?
- Do you have take away and junk food in your country?
- Do you have any traditional meals in your country?
- Does your family have any special recipes that are passed down from generation to generation?
- What special foods do you eat on holidays? (Christmas, New Year’s Day or other types of festivals)
- What is the most unusual food that you have eaten?
- Why do you think obesity is becoming such a problem throughout the world?
- What do you think about genetically modified food?
- Have you ever found something disgusting in your food?
- Have you ever had food poisoning?
- What is your favourite fruit?
- What sweet food do you like?
- What’s your favourite snack?
- Where did you learn to cook?
- Do you have any food allergies?
- Are there any foods that bring back special memories for you? What are they?
Advanced Food Vocabulary
Here is a selected list of words related to food. Make a note of any that you are not familiar with. We will discuss any unfamiliar words and their usage:
- Sickly sweet