Problems with too and not enough plus food vocabulary

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:

addictive

adventurous

alcohol

aromatic

artificial additive

artificial flavouring

authentic

balanced

bitter

bland

caffeine

calorie

canned/ tinned

carbohydrate

chewy

cholesterol

cloying

cold

convenient

crispy

crunchy

delicious/ yummy

disgusting/ revolting

dish

exotic

expensive

fancy

fat

fattening

fatty

filling

fresh

fried

fruit

full/ stuffed

greasy

hard

healthy

heavy

homemade food

hot

indigestible

interesting

juicy

light

luxurious

messy

mineral

moreish

mushy

nutritious

oily

posh

processed food

protein

pungent

rare

rich

ripe

salt

salty

satisfying

self-indulgent

sickly

slimy

smelly

snack

soft

sour

spicy

sticky

stodgy

sugar

sugary

sweet

sweetener

thick

time consuming

tough

trendy

TV dinner

vegetable

vitamin

warm

well done

yucky

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.

Similarities Contrasting Comparing
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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