Make up a problem related to food and drink with “too (many/ much)” or “not enough”, e.g. “I don’t have enough time to cook” and see if your partner can come up with a solution.
|Useful language Why don’t you/ we…? Have you thought about…?
You/ We could try… I’d suggest…
Do the same with words from below:
Add “too”, “too many”, “too much” and “not enough” to the sentences below so that they make sense as problems and have the right grammar, including adding “+s” to the noun if needed.
“I drink _________________________________________________________ (alcohol)”
“I consume ______________________________________________________ (calorie)”
“The food is ______________________________________________ (spicy) for children”
“The meal is ________________________________ (filling). I will need a snack as well!”
“There is ________________________________________________________ (protein) in this meal for a sportsman. They need to build muscle.”
“There are ____________________________________________________ (vegetable). We need to make our children eat more healthily!”
Find at least one more example of words which go with each of those forms above.
Ask about any vocabulary above which you don’t understand.
Work together to make comparisons between the words above.
|Both A and B…
A… and B … too.
A… and so… B.
A… and B… as well.
A and B are (very/ quite/ fairly) similar because…
The main similarity between A and B is…
The most obvious/ important/ apparent similarity between A and B is…
A/ One similarity between A and B (which stands out) is…
Like A, B…
One thing that A and B have in common is…
A and B are (quite/ very/ really/ really quite) similar, for example…
A and B are (quite/ very/ really/ really quite) similar in terms of/ because…
|A…, whereas B…
A…, but B…
Unlike A, B…
The main difference between A and B is…
The most obvious/ important/ apparent difference between A and B is…
A/ One difference between A and B (which stands out) is…
Only A/ B…
A… In contrast, B…
A and B are (quite/ very/ really/ really quite) different, for example…
A and B are (quite/ very/ really/ really quite) different in terms of/ because…
|A is (much/ quite a lot/ a bit)… er than B.
A is (much/ quite a lot/ a bit) more/ less… than B.
A isn’t(nearly) as… as B.
Use the vocabulary on the last page to compare two foods or two drinks, e.g. a food from your country and a food from another country. If foreign people are unlikely to know the foods that you are speaking about, you will also need to describe them.
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