Food and Drink | Beginner Vocabulary

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Talk about Food and Drink in English

What food do you like to eat? What drinks do you like? In this lesson, you will learn vocabulary to describe some common food and drinks!

Learn 20 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 – Remember the vocabulary terms this flashcard activity

Exercise 2 – Practice using the vocabulary in context

Exercise 3 – Listening activity

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Vocabulary Quiz

Let us review the vocabulary terms to describe food and drink.

TermPart of speechDefinition
biscuitnoun(US) a small, light roll that is eaten as part of a meal
(UK) cookie
breadnouna baked food made from a mixture of flour and water
breakfastnounthe first meal of the day
butternouna solid yellow substance made from milk or cream that is spread on food or used in cooking
cheesenouna yellow or white solid food that is made from milk
cupnouna small round container that often has a handle and that is used for drinking
dinnernounthe last meal of the day; the meal eaten at night
drinknouna liquid that you can drink
eggnouna hard-shelled oval from a bird, the inside is eaten
fishnouna cold-blooded animal that lives in water, breathes with gills, and usually has fins and scales
fruitnouna usually sweet food that grows on a tree or bush
glassnouna drinking container made out of glass
hungryadjan uncomfortable feeling in your stomach because you need food
juicenoun the liquid part that can be squeezed out of vegetables and fruits
lunchnounthe meal eaten near midday; often the largest meal of the day
mealnounthe foods eaten or prepared for eating at one time
meatnounan animal used as food
milknouna white liquid produced by a woman to feed her baby or by female animals to feed their young
potatonouna round root of a plant that has brown, yellow, or red skin and white or yellow flesh and that is eaten as a vegetable
ricenounsmall grains that come from Asia and are used for food
saltnouna white mineral used to flavor food
sandwichnountwo pieces of bread with something (such as meat, peanut butter, etc.) between them
soupnouna food made by cooking vegetables, meat, or fish in a large amount of liquid
sugarnouna sweet substance usually in the form of white or brown crystals
sweetadjcontaining a lot of sugar
teanouna drink that is made by soaking the dried leaves of an Asian plant in hot water
vegetablenouna plant or plant part that is eaten as food