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Buying Food | Beginner Vocabulary

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Buying Food and Drinks in English

Some words for food and drink are very common. Other words are similar in languages like French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese. One example is the word coffee.

Even if you know all these words, it’s good to practice the pronunciation of these words! Use the dialogue cards below to listen to the pronunciation of each word.

Learn 11 words to describe food and drink

Use these flashcards to learn the meaning of the terms for this unit. You can also practice the pronunciation by listening to the audio on each card.

Practice Exercises for Food and Drink Vocabulary

Exercise 1 – Play this memory game to practice food and drink vocabulary

Match the words to the pictures. Sound on (🔊) if you want to hear the pronunciation of the vocabulary terms.


Exercise 2 – Practice using the vocabulary in context

Exercise 3 – Listening exercise, vocabulary in use

Exercise 4 – Listening exercise, dictation

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 3

Vocabulary Quiz

Let us review the food and drink vocabulary terms

TermDefinition
beer🍺 – an alcoholic drink made from malt and flavored with hops
cake🍰 – a sweet baked food made from a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter
cheapdoesn’t cost a lot of money ($)
chocolate🍫 – a sweet food made from cacao beans
coffee☕ – a dark brown drink made from ground beans and hot water
dollar💵 – American currency unit
expensivecosting a lot of money ($$$$)
hamburger🍔 – a flat, round sandwich of chopped beef, served on a roll or bun
ice cream🍦 – a frozen food made from sweet and flavored cream
pizza🍕 – a food of flatbread with tomato sauce and cheese
wine🍷 – an alcoholic drink made from the juices of grapes