Food vocabulary games, worksheets, stories, flashcards and songs

Food and drink vocab PDFs and teaching ideas. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic.

Lists of useful food and drink vocabulary

British and American food and drink vocabulary – top of this list

List of food vocabulary (kitchen equipment, ways of cooking, etc – in the answer key to this brainstorming worksheet)

Articles on teaching food and drink vocabulary

Young learner lessons on food

Photocopiable food and drink vocabulary classroom activities

Linking food and drink to other target language

Linking food and drink to grammar

Describing food with the passive voice

Food and drink comparatives discuss and agree

Explaining food vocabulary defining relative clauses practice (some specific to Japanese and other Asian food, but easily adaptable)

Deciding on a buffet lunch countable and uncountable nouns roleplay meeting

Food and drink Present Perfect saying yes bluffing games

Kitchen shopping countable and uncountable roleplay discussion

Countable and uncountable foods presentation and speaking

Food and drink mimes Present Continuous

Food vocabulary comparatives and superlatives

Linking food and drink to other language points

Food which is both countable and uncountable dice and coin games – NEW

British or American food and drink trivia quiz (British and American food vocabulary)

Requests and enquiries with have games (with clothes vocabulary, furniture vocabulary, classroom vocabulary, food vocabulary, animal vocabulary, sports vocabulary and toy vocabulary)

Food business ideas brainstorming meeting

Being positive and negative about food from other countries (likes and dislikes, describing food, and country and nationality words)

Colours, numbers and objects dice games (for word recognition, see page 6 for the food words)

Like and would like roleplay dialogue on food

Explaining Japanese things comparing and contrasting practice (mainly food and drink)

Meetings on the topic of food and drink and business entertaining

British food speculating game

Food vocabulary word formation challenge game

Positive and negative words about food and dining

Making food IELTS process task practice

Food trends and speaking

Other photocopiable food and drink classroom activities

Describing food sentence completion activities (in this e-book)

Explaining international foods activities (in this e-book)

Food and drink vocabulary for recommendations (in this e-book)

Useful language for describing food bluffing game (in this e-book)

Guess the food from the clues

Crazy food and drink pictionary

Food 20 questions

Fast food restaurants vocabulary roleplays (with food Janglish presentation)

Cooking and eating verbs mimes

Food vocabulary brainstorming game

Describing Xmas foods bluff game

Food and health discussion questions

Entertaining a foreign guest (including explaining Japanese food)

IELTS Speaking on food

IELTS Speaking Part Two presentations on food

FCE Speaking Part One on food

FCE Speaking Part Two on food

FCE Speaking Part Four on food

Explaining Japanese food and drink – good as preparation to entertain foreign guests

Food spelling code game

How do you spell foods (with lots of help and practice of the question)

Food descriptions worksheet

Foods mixed up spelling

Food and drink vocabulary flashcards

Circular foods picture flashcards

Food word recognition flashcards

Triangular foods picture flashcards

Square and rectangular foods flashcards

Food songs for EFL learners

Do you like broccoli ice cream? on Super Simple Songs (including flashcards of yucky food combinations)

Chocolate cake on LearnEnglishKids

C is for cookie (that’s good enough for me) from Sesame Street

Hot potato from The Wiggles (best ever actions for a food song!)

Mr Greedy’s Little Light Lunch

Are you hungry? on SuperSimpleSongs

Food vocabulary picture books/ stories

In approximate order of how much I’d recommend them for EFL classes

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (link is to animated version on YouTube – many more good versions also available there)

A Beautiful Butterfly (kind of like a simplified version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar with colours vocab)

Ketchup on your Cornflakes by Nick Sharratt

Now I Eat My ABCs by Pam Abrahms

Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert

The hungry dragon story on Learn English Kids

How Are You Peeling? (Foods with moods)

Mr Greedy (link to YouTube video of the TV version)

Guri and Gura (link to Amazon page of the book)

Food vocabulary online games

Trolley Dash on LearnEnglishKids (mixed with some non-food vocab)

Related pages

Restaurant language page

Food and drink cultural training worksheets

Countable and uncountable page

Updated 21 October 2022

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