In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: cooking verbs. 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.
|fry||(v) to cook food in fat or oil
I will fry some fish tomorrow for dinner.
|bake||(v) food that is cooked in an oven
My mom likes to bake cakes.
|grill||(v) to cook food on a metal frame; under or over high heat
Let’s grill some steaks tonight.
|boil||(v) to cook in very hot water
She wants to boil some eggs.
|simmer||(v) to cook food in hot water but not boiling for a period of time
Simmer the beef stew for 40 minutes.
|stir||(v) to mix food with a spoon
Stir one cup of chicken into the soup.
|chop||(v) to cut food into pieces
Chop the almonds into small pieces.
|grate||(v) to shred food into smaller pieces; like cheese or carrots
You need to grate some cheese for the pizza.
|peel||(v) to remove the skin from a fruit or vegetable
Peel the carrots before you eat them.
|spread||(v) to apply on a surface of a food
He likes to spread butter on his toast.
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.
- What do you like to cook?
- Are cooking shows on TV popular in your country? If yes, do you watch them?
- Who’s the best cook in your family? Why?
- Which forms of cooking do you use? (For example – grill)
- Would you like to be a famous chef? Why or why not?
- Do you like to cook outside using a BBQ grill? Why or why not?
- Tell me some foods that are baked. (For example – cupcakes)
- Tell me some foods that can be grilled. (For example – steak)
- Is it important for children to learn how to cook? Why or why not?
- What is your favorite cooked meal? Why?