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Food ESL Flash Cards Vocabulary
There are 27 flash cards, all the in plural form or uncountable nouns. The cards include: bread, cake, cereal, chicken, coffee, cookies, curry, eggs, french fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, milk, orange juice, pancakes, pepper, pizza, ramen, rice, salad, salt, sandwiches, soup, spaghetti, tea, water and food. (This is a great set to teach countable and uncountable nouns to older students as well.)
I often use Food Flash Cards with “Like” practice because they are all plural.
“Do you like french fries?
“I don’t like coffee.”
“What is your favorite food?” etc.
Food ESL Flash Cards Game Ideas and Tips
Role playing skits are a lot of fun and a fantastic way to create a real context around dialogues. Here is an example that I often use.
Pick one student to be the mother and say, “You are a mother.” (It can be fun to pick a boy and I even give him an apron to wear if he is willing.
Select another student to be the child. Then they have to practice the following conversation:
Child: Mom, I’m hungry.
Mother: What do you want to eat?
Children: I want pizza, please.
Mother: Here you are.
Child: Thank you.
Mother: You’re welcome.
Child: It’s delicious.
Also, use “I’m thirsty.” for the drinks and you can use different substitutes for “It’s delicious.” Try:
“It’s okay.” “It’s good.” “It’s bad.” (For the coffee.)
I recommend getting a collection of props like hats, old shirts etc. to use in your skits. It can be a lot of fun and help children remember new English targets.
TIP: Flash cards and games are not only for children. Use them with your lower level adult classes for review and a break from boring textbooks. An occasional flash card game can be fun and help students memorize vocabulary and practice grammar structures.