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Some useful food adjectives
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*Bitter - Having a
strong, often
unpleasant taste
e.g. coffee,
dark chocolate.
*Sweet - Usually an enjoyable taste of sugar.
*Dry - Not wet.
*Moist - A little wet.
*Bland - Boring, not
interesting.
*
Savoury - Not
sweet e.g.
bread.
*Sour - Having a sharp taste e.g
yogurt, lemon.
*Greasy -
Containing or
covered with
fat or oil.
*
*Rich - Rich food has a lot of butter, cream, or
eggs in it.
*Salty - Tastes of salt.
*Tasty - Good flavour and is nice ...
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*1. My cousin used to eat lemons for breakfast. I
don't know how, they're so ___.
sweet
sour
*2. I don't like ___ food. ...
*4. I love chocolate cake, but that one was so
___ I could barely finish it!
rich
savoury
*5. Yuck! This soup is way too _...
*7. Yuck! I think this milk is ___.
sour
scrumptious
*8. I love ___ food, like chocolate, cookies and
cakes.
savoury
sweet...
For more teaching resources, visit my website:
www.davidteaching.blogspot.com
Or
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Adjectives for Describing Food

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This slideshow clearly illustrates useful vocabulary for teaching ESL students how to talk about food. It contains many adjectives that cover taste and texture. At the end, there is a short test for the students. See http://davidteaching.blogspot.com for more lesson materials.

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Adjectives for Describing Food

  1. 1. Some useful food adjectives *
  2. 2. *Bitter - Having a strong, often unpleasant taste e.g. coffee, dark chocolate.
  3. 3. *Sweet - Usually an enjoyable taste of sugar.
  4. 4. *Dry - Not wet.
  5. 5. *Moist - A little wet.
  6. 6. *Bland - Boring, not interesting.
  7. 7. *
  8. 8. Savoury - Not sweet e.g. bread.
  9. 9. *Sour - Having a sharp taste e.g yogurt, lemon.
  10. 10. *Greasy - Containing or covered with fat or oil.
  11. 11. * *Rich - Rich food has a lot of butter, cream, or eggs in it. *Salty - Tastes of salt. *Tasty - Good flavour and is nice to eat. *Sugary - Tastes of sugar. *Scrumptious - delicious. *Piping hot -Very hot. *Crunchy - Firm and making a loud noise when it is eaten. *Fresh – Newly prepared or grown food *Stale – Food which is been sitting out too long
  12. 12. * *1. My cousin used to eat lemons for breakfast. I don't know how, they're so ___. sweet sour *2. I don't like ___ food. I always use a lot of sauces or gravy. dry moist *3. Authentic curries are usually very ___. bland spicy
  13. 13. *4. I love chocolate cake, but that one was so ___ I could barely finish it! rich savoury *5. Yuck! This soup is way too ___! salty tasty *6. I love pizza, but sometimes it’s a bit too ___. greasy sugary
  14. 14. *7. Yuck! I think this milk is ___. sour scrumptious *8. I love ___ food, like chocolate, cookies and cakes. savoury sweet *9. Not only was the service bad, when the food arrived it was ___. piping hot lukewarm *10. I like really ___ salads, that have carrots and peppers in them. crunchy dry
  15. 15. For more teaching resources, visit my website: www.davidteaching.blogspot.com Or www.ted-ielts.com

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