Being positive and negative about food from other countries

Likes and dislikes/ Nationality words/ Positive and negative words about food

Make a statement about a kind of food below. If you can’t think of a true opinion, just use your imagination. Your partner will ask you for reasons and then share their own knowledge and opinions, before guessing if what you said is true or imagination.

When you finish the activity, label expressions which are clearly positive or negative with + and –.

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Kinds of food to discuss

  • African
  • Argentinian
  • Australian
  • Belorussian
  • Brazilian
  • British
  • Cambodian
  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Indonesian
  • Iranian
  • Israeli
  • Italian
  • Jamaican
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Lebanese
  • Malaysian
  • Mexican
  • Mongolian
  • Moroccan
  • Nepali
  • Norwegian
  • Peruvian
  • Philippine/ Filipino
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Scandinavian
  • Spanish
  • Sri Lankan
  • Swedish
  • Taiwanese
  • Thai
  • Tunisian
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

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Positive and negative statements about food

What I (most/ least/ don’t) like about… is…

The thing that I (most/ least/ don’t) like about… is…

The thing that I love/ hate about… is…

… is my (all-time) favourite…

I (absolutely) adore/ love/ hate/ detest/ loathe…

I didn’t get a good impression of…

The only thing I (dis)like about… is…

I can’t stand…

… doesn’t do anything for me.

I don’t mind… (but…)

I will never get used to…

I’m (not/ not really/ really) into…

I’m (not/ really/ not really) keen on…

I’m a (big/ huge) fan of…

I’ve come to like/ love/ hate…

I’ve gone off…

I’ve got used to…

You can’t beat…

… this country’s food…

… a typical breakfast…

… most desserts in this country…

 

because too…

over…

under…

pleasantly…

aftertaste

aroma(tic)

bitter

bland

chilli (pepper)

coriander

disgusting/ revolting

exotic

filling

garlic

greasy/ oily

(un)healthy

heavy

herbs

overpowering

pungent

rich

slimy/ sliminess

smell

sour

spice(s)/ spicy

stinky

sweet

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Nationality word presentation

Without looking above, try to remember the nationality adjectives of the place names below.

  • Africa
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belorussia
  • Brazil
  • Britain/ the UK
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Scandinavia
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

Check your answers with the first page. Then test each other on country and nationality words.

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