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Speaking about food

  • eat healthily, eat a balanced diet, follow a balanced diet, achieve a balanced diet, avoid crash diets, do not resort to crash diets, get over your sugar cravings, do not pig out on junk food, do not skip meals
  • feel full up, grab a bite to eat, eat like a horse, have a sweet tooth
  • put on weight, gain weight, lose weight
  • processedcannedfrozen, delicious, tastymouth-watering, fattening, filling, nutritiousorganic, genetically modified
  • plump, chubby, overweight, obese
  • become a vegetarian, be a strict vegan
  • exercise constantly to keep in shape, physical activity helps control weight by burning excess calories that would otherwise be stored as fat
  • bake, beat, grate, blend, peel, boil, slice, chop, dice, fry, marinate, roast, simmer, whip
  • chew, swallow, sip, gulp, munch
  • What was the most popular snack when you were young?
  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
  • Describe an ingredient that you often use.
  • Are you a fussy eater? Do you know anybody who is a fussy eater?
  • What personal qualities and skills do you need if you want to become a good cook?
  • ‘You are what you eat.’ Do you agree?
  • How can we encourage people to eat more healthily?
  • What can be done to reduce the amount of food we waste?
  • Do you think that food defines a culture?
  • What is the Mediterranean diet?
  • Do you find it difficult to know if your food has been produced ethically?
  • Whose job do you think it is to try to solve the problem of hunger in the world?

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