In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: expressing food quantities. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|loaf||(n) a quantity of bread that is shaped and baked in one piece; sliced to eat
I need one loaf of bread from the supermarket.
|bar||(n) a quantity of chocolate
I want to eat a bar of chocolate.
|pinch||(n) a small quantity; salt, pepper
The recipe calls for a pinch of salt.
|box||(n) a cardboard container for food; cereal, rice, pasta
He ate the entire box of cereal.
|bag||(n) a container made of thin plastic, cardboard, or aluminum; potato chips, peanuts, candy
I bought a big bag of potato chips.
|slice||(n) a quantity of food usually cut thin; cheese, lemon, pizza
She wants one slice of cheese on her sandwich.
|bunch||(n) a large amount of food together; bananas, grapes
I bought a bunch of bananas at the supermarket today.
|piece||(n) a quantity of food that is cut and separated from a larger quantity of food; cake
He ate a piece of cake for breakfast.
|jar||(n) a glass container for food; honey, jam, pickles
The jar of honey is in the refrigerator.
|carton||(n) a cardboard container for food; milk, orange juice, eggs
She wants to buy one carton of eggs.
Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.
- Are food quantities express the same or different in your language and country? If so, tell me about some.
- What are some other types of containers?
- Which types of containers do you store leftover food?
- Do you reuse containers after the food or liquid is gone? Why or why not?
- Do you recycle the empty containers of glass or metal? Why or why not?
- When you buy containers of food at the supermarket, do you check to see if they are sealed tight? Why or why not?
- Can you name some containers for non-food items (e.g. tube of toothpaste)?
- What is water served in? a) cup b) glass c) vial
- Which other containers can milk or orange juice be bought in?
- What is cereal or soup served in?