Topic: Eating Habits



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: eating habits. 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 one or two sentences to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

healthy (adj) good for your health
Eating healthy foods can help you lose weight.
unhealthy (adj) bad for your health
Eating unhealthy foods can make you gain weight.
diet (n) the things people eat and drink daily
A healthy diet will help you live longer.
junk food (n) food that is not good for your health
Potato chips are an example of junk food.
pig out (idiom) to eat a lot or too much
I’m hungry! Let’s pig out on pizza and hamburgers.
fast food (n) food that is prepared quickly and is usually unhealthy
My favorite fast food is cheeseburgers.
eat out (v – phrase) to go out to eat at a restaurant
I don’t feel like cooking. Let’s eat out.
consume (v) to eat or drink something
He consumes a large amount of food.
overeat (v) to eat too much
When I’m stressed I usually overeat.
portion (n) the amount of food that is served
She wants a small portion of rice.


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. What did you eat today?
  2. Do you eat small or big portions?
  3. Describe your eating habits.
  4. What are some eating habits you want to change?
  5. Do you like to eat out? Why or why not?
  6. Which is your favorite fast food restaurant? Why?
  7. What are some junk foods that you eat?
  8. Is a healthy diet important to you? Why or why not?
  9. Is traditional food in your country healthy?
  10. Should children eat healthier foods and less junk food? Why or why not?


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


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