To Eat or Not to Eat?

General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Adverbs of Frequency
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults about food and eating habits, emphasizing adverbs of frequency and related

Lesson Description

Do you eat like a horse or like a bird? In this lesson, students will learn about food and eating habits. This lesson features audio that discusses an Italian woman’s food traditions and eating habits. Students will also learn and practice adverbs of frequency and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss food and eating habits.

  • To learn and practice adverbs of frequency.

  • To develop speaking and listening skills.

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic.


Listen to the audio to learn about an Italian woman’s food habits. There are a lot of food traditions in a traditional Italian family. From having a big family dinner on Christmas night to preparing home-cooked meals for friends, Italians sure know how to make your mouth water.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

prepare [verb]: to make food ready to be eaten
order [verb]: to ask for food or other goods, usually on the phone or on the Internet
colleague [noun]: someone you work with; a coworker
takeout [noun]: food that you buy from a restaurant but eat at home
eat out [phrasal verb]: to eat in a restaurant instead of at home
snack [noun]: a small amount of food that you eat between meals
vegetarian [noun]: a person who doesn’t eat meat or fish
vegan [noun]: a person who doesn’t eat anything that comes from an animal (e.g., meat, eggs, or dairy products)
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