Vocabulary Lessons

“Gourmet Recipes”


Gourmet cooking from any country really makes your mouth water. Now, you just need to know how to talk about recipes from your own country. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences and related information.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  • bake
  • barbecue
  • boil
  • broil
  • fry
  • grill
  • heat
  • roast
  • saut√©
  • simmer
  • blender
  • cutting board
  • microwave
  • oven
  • pan
  • pot
  • spoon / fork / knife
  • stove
  • utensils
  • chop
  • cut
  • dice
  • mix
  • slice
  • stir


I've decided to ________ these steaks on the grill instead of cooking them inside.

You need to preheat the ________ to 375 degrees and then bake the cake for 30 minutes.

Please be sure to ________ the onion into very small pieces.

Follow-Up Activity

Describe how to prepare a traditional food from your country. First, introduce the ingredients and then explain the steps on how to make the dish. Use the Internet to help you find a recipe and pictures of this food.