Unit 21 Food
A. Talking about flavours and
tastes
hot, sp_____ (e.g. curry) ≠ m_____
hot, spicy (e.g. curry) ≠ mild
bl_____ (= very little flavour; rather
negative)
bland (= very little flavour; rather negative)
s_____ (= a lot of salt)
salty (= a lot of salt)
su_____ (= a lot of sugar)
si_____ (= too much sugar)
sugary (= a lot of sugar)
sickly (= too much sugar)
sa_____ (= pleasant, slightly salty or with
herbs)
savoury (= pleasant, slightly salty or with
herbs)
s_____ (= sharp, often unpleasantl taste,
like a lemon, and not sweet)
sour (= sharp, often unpleasantl taste, like a
lemon, and not sweet)
b_____ (= with an unpleasantly sharp taste)
bitter (= with an unpleasantly sharp taste)
ta_____ (= has a good taste, flavour)
≠
ta_____ (= no flavour at all)
tasty (= has a good taste, flavour)
≠
tasteless (= no flavour at all)
m_____ (= having a pleasant taste, so you
want to eat more)
moreish (= having a pleasant taste, so you
want to eat more)
I love sp_____ food, especially curries – the
h_____ the better! My sister prefers m_____
curries.
I love spicy food, especially curries – the
hotter the better! My sister prefers mild
curries.
Those cakes are too su_____ for me. They
have a si_____ taste.
Those cakes are too sugary for me. They
have a sickly taste.
They had some delicious sa_____ snacks at
the party. They were very mor_____.
They had some delicious savoury snacks at
the party. They were very moreish.
The breakfast buffet was very poor quality :
the coffee tasted bi_____ and the fruit juice
was sou_____.
The breakfast buffet was very poor quality :
the coffee tasted bitter and the fruit juice
was sour.
The food on the plane was bl_____ and
tas_____ - it was like eating cardboard)
The food on the plane was bland and
tasteless - it was like eating cardboard)
• B. Appearance, presentation
and quality of food
• This meat is overc_____/overd_____;
underc_____/underd_____.
• This meat is overcooked/overdone;
undercooked/underdone.
I’m afraid this mango is a but unr_____. (=
not ready to eat; opp = r_____)
They’re not really in sea_____ at the
moment. ...
I’m afraid this mango is a but unripe. (= not
ready to eat; opp = ripe)
They’re not really in season at the moment.
(= bei...
This butter has g_____ o_____. I think we
should throw it out. (= not good to eat
because it is too old)
This butter has gone off. I think we should
throw it out. (= not good to eat because it is
too old)
I don’t feel like anything h_____. I just want
something l_____; a salad would be fine.
British cooking can be very sto___...
I don’t feel like anything heavy. I just want
something light; a salad would be fine.
British cooking can be very stodgy. ...
I don’t feel like anything heavy. I just want
something light; a salad would be fine.
British cooking can be very stodgy. ...
Julia will only buy ____ fruit and vegetables.
(= grown without artificial chemicals)
Julia will only buy organic fruit and
vegetables. (= grown without artificial
chemicals)
We should try to have a bal_____ d_____,
without too much or too little of any
particular thing. A diet of j_____ food can...
We should try to have a balanced diet,
without too much or too little of any
particular thing. A diet of junk food can
cau...
• C. Eating out
At most restaurants, you usually have to
b_____ a table/make a r_____ beforehand.
If something happens, or you are ill, yo...
At most restaurants, you usually have to
book a table/make a reservation
beforehand. If something happens, or you
are ill,...
In the UK a meal in a restaurant is typically
three cou_____ : a st_____ (= light
snack/appetiser), a m_____ c_____, then ...
In the UK a meal in a restaurant is typically
three courses : a starter (= light
snack/appetiser), a main course, then a
d...
Some restaurants may have a s_____
m_____ (= a selection of dishes at a fixed
price) or you can order inividual dishes
(ca...
Some restaurants may have a set menu (=
a selection of dishes at a fixed price) or you
can order inividual dishes (called ...
They often cater for vegetarians, nonm_____-eaters (= people who don’t eat
meat but who are not vegetarians) and
ve_____ (...
They often cater for vegetarians, non-meateaters (= people who don’t eat meat but
who are not vegetarians) and vegans (=
p...
• D. Eating at home
Host : Right, there’s more soup. Who wants
s_____s? (= a second serving of something)
Guest : Oy, yes, please. It was abso...
Host : Right, there’s more soup. Who wants
seconds? (= a second serving of something)
Guest : Oy, yes, please. It was abso...
Host : Be sure to keep a bit of room for
some p_____ (= desserts are often called
p____ (uncountable), a sw_____
(countabl...
Host : Be sure to keep a bit of room for
some pudding (= desserts are often called
pudding (uncountable), a sweet (countab...
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  1. 1. Unit 21 Food
  2. 2. A. Talking about flavours and tastes
  3. 3. hot, sp_____ (e.g. curry) ≠ m_____
  4. 4. hot, spicy (e.g. curry) ≠ mild
  5. 5. bl_____ (= very little flavour; rather negative)
  6. 6. bland (= very little flavour; rather negative)
  7. 7. s_____ (= a lot of salt)
  8. 8. salty (= a lot of salt)
  9. 9. su_____ (= a lot of sugar) si_____ (= too much sugar)
  10. 10. sugary (= a lot of sugar) sickly (= too much sugar)
  11. 11. sa_____ (= pleasant, slightly salty or with herbs)
  12. 12. savoury (= pleasant, slightly salty or with herbs)
  13. 13. s_____ (= sharp, often unpleasantl taste, like a lemon, and not sweet)
  14. 14. sour (= sharp, often unpleasantl taste, like a lemon, and not sweet)
  15. 15. b_____ (= with an unpleasantly sharp taste)
  16. 16. bitter (= with an unpleasantly sharp taste)
  17. 17. ta_____ (= has a good taste, flavour) ≠ ta_____ (= no flavour at all)
  18. 18. tasty (= has a good taste, flavour) ≠ tasteless (= no flavour at all)
  19. 19. m_____ (= having a pleasant taste, so you want to eat more)
  20. 20. moreish (= having a pleasant taste, so you want to eat more)
  21. 21. I love sp_____ food, especially curries – the h_____ the better! My sister prefers m_____ curries.
  22. 22. I love spicy food, especially curries – the hotter the better! My sister prefers mild curries.
  23. 23. Those cakes are too su_____ for me. They have a si_____ taste.
  24. 24. Those cakes are too sugary for me. They have a sickly taste.
  25. 25. They had some delicious sa_____ snacks at the party. They were very mor_____.
  26. 26. They had some delicious savoury snacks at the party. They were very moreish.
  27. 27. The breakfast buffet was very poor quality : the coffee tasted bi_____ and the fruit juice was sou_____.
  28. 28. The breakfast buffet was very poor quality : the coffee tasted bitter and the fruit juice was sour.
  29. 29. The food on the plane was bl_____ and tas_____ - it was like eating cardboard)
  30. 30. The food on the plane was bland and tasteless - it was like eating cardboard)
  31. 31. • B. Appearance, presentation and quality of food
  32. 32. • This meat is overc_____/overd_____; underc_____/underd_____.
  33. 33. • This meat is overcooked/overdone; undercooked/underdone.
  34. 34. I’m afraid this mango is a but unr_____. (= not ready to eat; opp = r_____) They’re not really in sea_____ at the moment. (= being produced and ready and available).
  35. 35. I’m afraid this mango is a but unripe. (= not ready to eat; opp = ripe) They’re not really in season at the moment. (= being produced and ready and available).
  36. 36. This butter has g_____ o_____. I think we should throw it out. (= not good to eat because it is too old)
  37. 37. This butter has gone off. I think we should throw it out. (= not good to eat because it is too old)
  38. 38. I don’t feel like anything h_____. I just want something l_____; a salad would be fine. British cooking can be very sto_____. (= heavy, hard to digest)
  39. 39. I don’t feel like anything heavy. I just want something light; a salad would be fine. British cooking can be very stodgy. (= heavy, hard to digest)
  40. 40. I don’t feel like anything heavy. I just want something light; a salad would be fine. British cooking can be very stodgy. (= heavy, hard to digest)
  41. 41. Julia will only buy ____ fruit and vegetables. (= grown without artificial chemicals)
  42. 42. Julia will only buy organic fruit and vegetables. (= grown without artificial chemicals)
  43. 43. We should try to have a bal_____ d_____, without too much or too little of any particular thing. A diet of j_____ food can cause long-term health problems. (= food that is unhealthy but easy and quick to eat). Pr_____ food in general is not good for you. (= that has been treated with chemicals to preserve it or give it extra colour or taste)
  44. 44. We should try to have a balanced diet, without too much or too little of any particular thing. A diet of junk food can cause long-term health problems. (= food that is unhealthy but easy and quick to eat). Processed food in general is not good for you. (= that has been treated with chemicals to preserve it or give it extra colour or taste)
  45. 45. • C. Eating out
  46. 46. At most restaurants, you usually have to b_____ a table/make a r_____ beforehand. If something happens, or you are ill, you may need to c_____ the b_____/r_____.
  47. 47. At most restaurants, you usually have to book a table/make a reservation beforehand. If something happens, or you are ill, you may need to cancel the booking/reservation.
  48. 48. In the UK a meal in a restaurant is typically three cou_____ : a st_____ (= light snack/appetiser), a m_____ c_____, then a de_____. You can often order si_____ di_____ (= a smaller dish alongside the main course e.g. an extra vegetable)
  49. 49. In the UK a meal in a restaurant is typically three courses : a starter (= light snack/appetiser), a main course, then a dessert. You can often order side dishes (= a smaller dish alongside the main course e.g. an extra vegetable)
  50. 50. Some restaurants may have a s_____ m_____ (= a selection of dishes at a fixed price) or you can order inividual dishes (called ordering à-la-carte). Restaurants often have sp_____ (= dishes only available on that day) advertised on a board.
  51. 51. Some restaurants may have a set menu (= a selection of dishes at a fixed price) or you can order inividual dishes (called ordering àla-carte). Restaurants often have specials (= dishes only available on that day) advertised on a board.
  52. 52. They often cater for vegetarians, nonm_____-eaters (= people who don’t eat meat but who are not vegetarians) and ve_____ (= people wo don’t eat or use anu animal products, such as meat, fish, eggs, cheese or leather)
  53. 53. They often cater for vegetarians, non-meateaters (= people who don’t eat meat but who are not vegetarians) and vegans (= people wo don’t eat or use anu animal products, such as meat, fish, eggs, cheese or leather)
  54. 54. • D. Eating at home
  55. 55. Host : Right, there’s more soup. Who wants s_____s? (= a second serving of something) Guest : Oy, yes, please. It was absolutely del_____. Host : There’s bread here. Just h_____ y_____ (= serve yourself). Guest : Thanks
  56. 56. Host : Right, there’s more soup. Who wants seconds? (= a second serving of something) Guest : Oy, yes, please. It was absolutely delicious. Host : There’s bread here. Just help yourself (= serve yourself). Guest : Thanks
  57. 57. Host : Be sure to keep a bit of room for some p_____ (= desserts are often called p____ (uncountable), a sw_____ (countable) or aft_____ (plural) at home)) Can I re-f_____ your glass? Guest : Ah, yes, thank you. Host : S_____ wh_____. Guest : Wh_____! That’s fine. Thanks.
  58. 58. Host : Be sure to keep a bit of room for some pudding (= desserts are often called pudding (uncountable), a sweet (countable) or afters (plural) at home)) Can I re-fill your glass? Guest : Ah, yes, thank you. Host : Say when. Guest : When! That’s fine. Thanks.

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