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Food & Drink Discussion

Here are some simple discussion questions about food and drink suitable for ESL (English as a Second Language) students:

Food Preferences:

  • What is your favorite type of food?

  • Do you prefer sweet or savory dishes? Why? Culinary Traditions:

  • What are some traditional foods in your country?

  • Are there any special meals your family prepares for celebrations? Eating Out:

  • How often do you eat at restaurants?

  • What is your favorite restaurant, and what do you like to order there? Cooking:

  • Can you cook? What dishes can you make?

  • Do you enjoy cooking, or do you prefer someone else to cook for you? Healthy Eating:

  • What do you think makes a meal healthy?

  • Are there any specific fruits or vegetables you like to include in your diet? Food Memories:

  • Do you have a favorite childhood food memory?

  • Is there a dish that reminds you of a special moment in your life? Global Cuisine:

  • Are there any international foods you would like to try?

  • Have you ever tried food from a culture different from your own? Beverages:

  • What is your favorite drink? Is it hot or cold?

  • How often do you drink water, and do you enjoy any flavored drinks? Food and Culture:

  • How does food play a role in your cultural celebrations?

  • Are there any traditional foods you associate with specific holidays? Food and Language:

  • Can you name some foods in English that are popular in your country?

  • Are there any challenging food-related words you would like to learn in English?

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