Worksheet 1- Grammar presentation
What are the differences between these countable and uncountable phrases? Work together to draw each one:
|Some chicken||Some chickens|
|Some ice cream||Some ice creams|
|Some coffee||Some coffees|
|Some pizza||Some pizzas|
|Some melon||Some melons|
|Some chocolate||Some chocolates|
|Some cheese||Some cheeses|
|Some cake||Some cakes|
|Some (black) pepper||Some (green/ red/ yellow) peppers|
Which of the two above would you usually eat for each kind of food?
Countable and uncountable foods presentations and speaking
Worksheet 2- Amounts and ingredients speaking
If you were cooking, which of the options below would you usually use?
A breadcrumb/ A few breadcrumbs/ Some breadcrumbs/ A slice of bread/ Some slices of bread/ Half a loaf of bread/ A loaf of bread/ Some loaves of bread
A little (bit of) cheese/ Some cheese/ Lots of cheese/ Lots of cheeses
A drop of olive oil/ A few drops of olive oil/ A teaspoon of olive oil/ Some olive oil/ Lots of olive oil/ A bottle of olive oil
A tiny bit of jam/ A teaspoon of jam/ A tablespoon of jam/ Quite a lot of jam/ A jar of jam/ Some jars of jam
A pinch of salt/ A little (bit of) salt/ A tablespoon of salt/ A cup of salt/ A bag of salt
A segment of orange/ Half an orange/ An orange/ Some oranges/ Lots of oranges
A leaf of lettuce/ A few leaves of lettuce/ Some lettuce/ A lettuce/ Some lettuces/ Lots of lettuces
A drop of wine/ Half a glass of wine/ A glass of wine/ Some glasses of wine/ A bottle of wine/ Some bottles of wine
Go through the list above one more time and say what you could make with the quantity that you selected, and what other ingredients you would need, e.g. “We could cook fried chicken with some breadcrumbs. We’d need lots of oil, some chicken, some black pepper and maybe some spices”.
All the expressions above are grammatically correct, but put brackets around those that are very rarely used in cooking.
Challenge each other to cook with strange amounts of ingredients, e.g. “Here is a whole bottle of olive oil. What can you cook with that?”
What would you need to make the internationally well known dishes below?
Spaghetti bolognese (Homemade) pizza Lasagne Risotto
Sushi Sashimi Tempura Shabu shabu
A cream tea Fish and chips G&T English breakfast
Tacos Fajitas Guacamole
Clam chowder (Homemade) hamburger
Dim sum Sweet and sour pork Wonton soup Spring rolls
Tandori chicken Nan bread Pilau rice
Green curry Tom yum soup
What countries do the foods above come from? Are any of the foods above not popular or well known in your country? What other international foods are famous or often eaten? What ingredients do you need to make them?
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