Wednesday, 5 September 2012

What's cooking? - 2. Strawberry jam / A full English breakfast

You are going to
  • watch some food recipe videos
  • practise the language of cooking
  • practise sequencers and time expressions
  • practise giving instructions
  • do some gap-fill exercises and a food vocabulary crossword
  • write a recipe

  • Do you like cooking?
  • Do you know how to cook?
  • What's your favourite recipe?
  • What are the ingredients?
  • How long does it take to prepare and cook?
  • Where did you learn to cook it?
  • Do you know how to make strawberry jam?
  • Do you know how to make a full English breakfast?

Write a list of all the cooking words you can think of in 60 seconds

    Watch the strawberry jam recipe
    • How do you make strawberry jam?
    • What are the ingredients?
    • How many words from your list did the presenter use?

    B) Watch again. 
    Look at this gap-fill exercise and fill in the gaps with one of the words from the list

    Main course
    Watch "How to make a traditional full English breakfast"
    Find out
    • What are the ingredients?
    • What utensils do you need?

    A) What words do we use to say when or in what order things happen?
    eg After that, then... They are called sequencers. Can you think of any more?

    B) Look at this gap-fill exercise and fill in the gaps with one of the words from the list

    Write a recipe of a food you know how to cook
    • List the ingredients
    • Write the instructions
    • Use some of the sequencers, time expressions and verbs in the exercises

    Do the cooking crossword. 
    Too easy? Try this more difficult crossword here

    Printable crosswords here (Int) and here (U.Int)
    Printable exercises here

    Adverb Clauses with Time Expressions

    The British breakfast

    British Food

    Esolcourses Food and Drink activities

    Quiz-Busters - Food Quiz With Pronouns

    BBC Lingo - Food and cooking


    Don't eat too much!

    No more...


    1. It is very interesting to learn the recipe of cooking strawberry jam. But I do not like the full English breakfast, because it is fatty food for me.

      1. Very true Kulanova. It's not a good idea to eat it too often :)

    2. I like cherry jam more than strawberry.
      British breakfast is nice, but I prefer American traditional dishes, such as chili con carne or clam chowder.

    3. Marina Stodushnaya/
      I like toast with strawberry jam. It's very tasty for me.