Unit 12: Cookery | Vocabulary | B1
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Unit 12: Cookery | Vocabulary | B1


From which countries do these traditional dishes originate?

Mexico      Italy     England     Spain     Greece     Japan

India     Germany     France     China

Paella   Fish and chips  
Sauerkraut   Snails in garlic  
Moussaka   Spaghetti  
Fried rice   Chilli  
Sushi   Curry  

EXERCISE 2  |  Imports and exports

Match the country with a product it is famous for:

1 New Zealand   A. cheese
2 Holland B. wine
3 Denmark C. lamb
4 France D. olives
5 Greece E. bacon


Sort the following into SEAFOOD and MEAT categories:

squid     veal     tongue     prawns     mussels

chops     liver     lobster     tuna     steak


EXERCISE 4  |  Ways of cooking

Match the following to make common expressions connected with cooking:

1 bake A. an egg
2 roast B. some spaghetti
3 fry C. a cake
4 smoke D. a chicken
5 boil E. salmon


Find five different ways of cooking in the following anagrams:

L I G R L E D ______________________

E B I O D L ______________________

K D A B E ______________________

R F E D I ______________________

W E S T D E ______________________


What do these words have in common?

cut     carve     chop     slice     peel     grate

Use a dictionary to find out when each word is used. Then complete the recipe for a Spanish omelette below with correct forms of five of these words:

To make a Spanish omelette, first 1.__________ the onions and fry them gently in a little oil. Next, 2.__________ the potatoes and 3._________ them up into cubes. Fry these until they begin to soften and then add some finely 4.__________ seasonal vegetables: carrots and peas are popular choices. Beat the eggs with some milk, salt and pepper and put them into the pan, on top of the vegetables. Leave to allow the eggs to cook thoroughly underneath and sprinkle with 5.__________ cheese before browning under the grill for a few minutes.


Fill the gaps in the sentences below with words from the box below:

sliced      carved      grilled      stuffed      peeled

1. A popular Greek hors d' oeuvre is __________ vine leaves.

2. Oranges need to be __________ before you eat them.

3. Bread is __________ and buttered to make sandwiches.

4. Grandfather __________ the joint and we all enjoyed the rich flavour of the meat.

5. Sausages lose some of their fat when they are __________.

EXERCISE 8  |  Quick Food-and-Drink Quiz

With which countries do you associate the following drinks?

1 ouzo   £ Germany
2 whisky £ Brazil
3 coffee £ China
4 beer £ Jamaica
5 vodka £ Greece
6 tea £ Scotland
7 rum £ Spain
8 sangria £ Russia


Answer the following questions:

1 Which vegetable did Popeye eat to make him strong?


2 What was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden?


3 Which food is produced by bees?


4 From which fruit is the drink cider made?


5 Tagliatelli, tortellini and rigatoni are all types of pasta; from which country does pasta originate?