~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Topic 7 ~ Cooking and Kitchen ~

Section One: Structure ~ Clauses using “When~


Form Reminder: Clauses are groups of words with a subject and verb.


a) Independent clauses are sentences: I have coffee.


b) Dependent clauses are not sentences: after I go shopping


c) They can be joined together in two ways:

1) I listen to music when I am cooking. (no comma)

2) When I am cooking, I listen to music. (comma)


d) You can make questions in the same way:

1) Do you listen to music when you are cooking? (no comma)

2) When you are cooking, do you listen to music? (comma)


Discussion questions:


1) Do you ever listen to music when you are cooking? What music? What food?


2) Do you ever use a recipe when you are making something? Where from?


3) What kind of snacks can you make when you are hungry? Describe.


4) What kind of food do you serve when you have guests? Describe.


5) When this situation finally arrives, what food will you make for teens?  Why?


6) What food do you make (or not make) when you are blue? Explain.


7) What does your kitchen look like when you wake up/go to bed?


8) What did your mom’s kitchen look like when you were young? And now?


9) What did your mom prepare when she was in a hurry or had lots of time?


10) Where do you go when you want to escape from your kitchen? Explain.

Section Two: Vocabulary Self Study ~ Cooking and Kitchen ~

6) fruit(s)

7) meat

8) poultry

9) seafood

10) dessert

Links:   1) Thesaurus    2) Vocabulary    3) Dictionary    4) Urban Dictionary    5) Word Origins   

TLW ~ Pre to Intermediate ~ Lesson 7

How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures ~


1) In section one , briefly talk about the structure, then take turns asking and answering the questions.


2) Next, create new questions using the structure and/or the vocabulary list in section two.


3) After that, match the questions and answers in the third section. Explain and discuss your choices.


4) Finally, select and answer any of these questions in your own way/from your own experiences.


5) Take fair turns. Include as many students as possible. Create your own questions from any source.

Section Three: Matching Q and A ~ 


~ Match the questions with the answers


~ Discuss your choices:


1) What kind of oven and/or stove do you have? What do you bake?


2) What utensils do you use when you make a big meal? To what end?


3) What cuisine would you like to learn to cook? Is there any reason?


4) What do you do when you want to learn a new recipe? Explain.


5) What food do you try to eat when you are on a diet? Why?


6) Do you ever have a dessert when you go out for coffee? What kind?


7) What is the difference between sautéing and stir frying?



A) I usually use the internet. There are

thousands of good sites.


B) Almost the same. One uses a pan and the

other usually uses a wok.


C) I have a fan oven. It cooks food really fast. I

also have an air fryer that I use all the time.


D) I’d like to know how to make Chinese.

It’s so diverse and traditional.


E) Mostly spoons: big, small, stainless,

wooden… and a sharp knife for everything.


F) Yes, but only once in a while. I like

anything with chocolate.


G) It doesn’t matter what food, it only matters

“How much...”.






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