Topic: The Kitchen

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: the kitchen. 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.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

oven (n) a piece of cooking equipment used for baking
I will bake the chicken in the oven.
stove (n) usually on top of the oven; used to cook food in pans or pots
The stove is on top of the oven.
dishwasher (n) an electric machine that is used to wash dishes
I love that I can wash my dishes in a dishwasher.
countertop (n) the flat working surface below the cabinets in a kitchen
Please put the apples on the countertop.
kitchen sink (n) the place in the kitchen where hot and cold water flows to wash dishes or clean food
The kitchen sink is full of dishes.
appliances (n – plural) a machine such as a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, or dryer
I just bought new appliances for my kitchen.
freezer (n) a machine or appliance to make food cold with ice
You need to put the chicken in the freezer.
toaster (n) a machine to toast bread or bagels
I can toast four pieces of bread in my toaster.
blender (n) an electric kitchen machine to cut food or ice into small pieces; mix together
A blender is a good machine to make fruit juices.
frying pan (n) a metal pan that has a long handle and is used to cook food on the stove; saute
He likes to cook eggs in a frying pan.

Conversation

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.

  1. Do you like to cook? Why or why not?
  2. Which appliances do you have in your home?
  3. Tell me 3 things that can be cooked in a frying pan.
  4. Do you like to wash dishes by hand or with a dishwasher? Why?
  5. What things are on your kitchen countertop?
  6. Tell me 3 things that can be cooked in the oven?
  7. Do you eat toast? If so, how do you like it toasted (light or dark)?
  8. What do you keep in your freezer?
  9. Does your kitchen sink have hot and cold water?
  10. Tell me 3 appliances you have in your kitchen.

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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