Food vocabulary word formation game

FCE Result Unit 8

Choose one of the words below that you think you can make many true statements about in its present form and/ or different parts of speech. Make those statements one by one, stopping whenever you are not sure if you can do so accurately anymore. You will get one point for each correct statement, but will lose all the points from that round if you say anything wrong and play will pass to the next person or team. If something you say is debatable, you won’t get a point for that thing but you can continue with other statements.

Things you can say (in any order):

– What part(s) of speech the word is in here

– The forms of other parts of speech or different forms of the same part of speech

– Positive or negative connotations of any of those forms

– Grammar of nouns (countable or uncountable)

– ing and –ed forms of verbs will not be accepted, though adjectives with those forms are fine. Prefixes are also very welcome, and you can give comparatives as long as they are one word (not “more…”) and make sense.

1. additive

2. alcohol

3. aroma

4. authentic

5. bake

6. bitter

7. caffeinated

8. chew

9. chop

10. coating

11. cook

12. delicious

13. diet

14. digestion

15. dine

16. drink

17. eat

18. edible

19. fat

20. fill

21. freeze

22. fruit

23. fry

24. grater

25. greasy

26. grilled

27. health

28. heat

29. juice

30. layer

31. mashed

32. microwaveable

33. mild

34. mouldy

35. nutrient

36. peel

37. preserve

38. pungency

39. revulsion

40. ripen

41. salt

42. satisfaction

43. savoury

44. season

45. serve

46. slice

47. special

48. spiciness

49. starchy

50. steaming

51. stickiness

52. stuffing

53. sugar

54. sweetener

55. taste

56. tenderise

57. vegetable

Useful affixes

Use these to help continue the game on the last page.

-able

-ary

-ative

de-

-ed

-en

-ening

-er

-ery

-free

half-

-ic

-ier

in-

-ing

-ise

-ism

-ity

-ive

-less

-ness

non-

over-

re-

-rian

-ry

-tious

un-

under-

-y

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Suggested answers

1. additive – negative noun – add

2. alcohol – uncountable noun – alcoholic/ alcohol-free/ non-alcoholic/ alcoholism

3. aroma – countable noun – aromatic

4. authentic –adjective – authenticity/ inauthentic

5. bake – verb – bakery/ baker/ baked

6. bitter –adjective – bitterness

7. caffeinated – adjective – decaffeinated/ caffeine/ decaf

8. chew – verb – chewy

9. chop – countable noun/ verb – chopped

10. coating – countable noun – coat/ coated

11. cook – countable noun/ verb – cooker/ cooked/ uncooked/ cookery/ overcooked/ undercooked

12. delicious – adjective – deliciousness/ delicacy

13. diet – countable noun/ verb – dietary/ dieting

14. digestion – uncountable noun – digest/ indigestion/ digestive

15. dine – verb – diner/ dining

16. drink – countable noun/ verb – drunk/ drinkable/ undrinkable/ drinker/ half drunk

17. eat – verb – overeat/ half-eaten/ eatery

18. edible – adjective – inedible

19. fat – uncountable noun/ adjective – fattening/ fatty/ fatten

20. fill – verb – filling/ full

21. freeze – verb – freezer/ frozen

22. fruit – uncountable noun – fruity

23. fry – countable noun/ verb – fried

24. grater – countable noun – grate/ grated

25. greasy – negative adjective – grease

26. grilled – adjective – grill

27. health – uncountable noun – healthy/ unhealthy/ healthier/ unhealthier

28. heat – verb/ uncountable noun – hot/ reheat/ reheated

29. juice – uncountable noun – juicer/ juicy

30. layer – countable noun/ verb – layered

31. mashed – adjective – mash/ masher

32. microwaveable – adjective– microwave

33. mild – positive adjective – mildness

34. mouldy – negative adjective – mould

35. nutrient – countable noun – nutritious/ un-nutritious

36. peel – uncountable noun/ verb – peeler/ peeled

37. preserve – uncountable noun/ verb – preservative

38. pungency – uncountable noun – pungent

39. revulsion –uncountable noun – revolting/ revolt someone

40. ripen – verb – ripe/ overripe/ ripeness

41. salt – uncountable noun – salted/ salty

42. satisfaction – uncountable noun – satisfy/ satisfying/ satisfied/ dissatisfaction

43. savoury – adjective – savour

44. season – verb – seasoning

45. serve – verb – serving/ server/ service

46. slice – countable noun/ verb – sliced/ slicer

47. special – countable noun/ positive adjective – speciality/ specialise

48. spiciness – uncountable noun – spice/ spicy

49. starchy – adjective – starch

50. steaming – adjective – steam/ steamed

51. stickiness – uncountable noun – sticky/ stick/ non-stick

52. stuffing – uncountable noun – stuff/ stuffed

53. sugar – uncountable noun – sugary/ sugar-free

54. sweetener – uncountable noun – sweetness/ sweet

55. taste – countable noun/ verb – tasteless/ tasty

56. tenderise – tender

57. vegetable – countable noun – vegetarian

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2 Responses to Food vocabulary word formation game

  1. good idea! I love different things on word formation, for me this is the topic that gives a lot of freedom to students…)

  2. alexcase says:

    Thanks. Let me know how it goes if you get a chance to try it out.

    What do you mean by freedom? I must say I feel like a bit of a fascist doing this lesson – “No, you can’t say that in English, well you just can’t” etc…

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