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Food and meals

(intermediate level)

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  1

Tommy was so happy when mother said they'd have a strawberry cake ____ .

for tea
after dinner
with cream



  2

'Can I have ____. carrots and beans?' 'Oh yes. Help yourself ____ peas too.'

any - to
some - with
some - to
any - with



  3

May I help you ____ the fish?

at
of
with
to



  4

'Do you like this Yorkshire pudding?'
'It's ____ !'

marvellous
delicious
lovely



  5

'May I have something to drink?'
'Help yourself ____ the beer.'

to
with



  6

I'm amazed at your cooking. Still I think this soup ____ too salty.
=tastes
smells
looks
xx
I really enjoyed Dora's dinner. Even if the beef tasted ____ rubber.

of
like
-



  7

____ is the flesh of sheep used as meat.

veal
calf
pork
mutton
beef



  8

Chips are ____ potatoes.

refined
fried
baked
simmered
stewed



  9

If I were you I'd ____ this lovely pork on a gridiron.

bake
grill
fry
stew



10

Pour boiling water on the tealeaves and let it ____ for three minutes.

boil
brew
broil
stew



11

Heat the water to boiling point, then let the soup ____ for thirty minutes.

broil
grill
simmer
stew



12

We had a lovely steak with ____ potatoes and gravy for dinner.

mashed
baked
fried



13

You usually use a ____ for making scrambled eggs.

processor
frying pan
gridiron
broiler
spit



14

You never ____ meat on a turnspit.

stew
grill
broil
roast



15

No sea-fruits were served at the party except for some fine ____ .

whelks
mussels
shrimps



16

There were several ____ on a round plate on the small table in the corner.

trout
salmon
lobsters



17

'Are you ready to order?'
'Yes. ____ the lamb cutlets with peas.'

I'd like to have
I fancy having
I'll take



18

I suggest starting with some ____ . Then we can have a closer look at the menu.

hors d'oeuvres
light soup



19

'I'll have an omelette to start with.'
'And ____ ? I recommend the veal.'

to follow
to drink



20

Would you like peas ____ the meat, or would you prefer a green salad?

to go with
with



21

'Can I have a cup of coffee?'
' ____ ?'

And a sweet
Black or white



22

'Can I have some rice pudding?'
'____ .'

Help yourself
Yes, please
No, thanks.



23

Help yourself to the lemonade. I ____ the lemons myself.

sprinkled
grated
squeezed
whipped



24

Will you ____ the cream while I squeeze the lemons?

whip
grate
grind
simmer



25

Put tomato sauce on the spaghetti and ____ it with freshly grated cheese.

spread
spice
add
sprinkle



26

Can't you smell something burning? You'd better go and ____ the stew in the pot.

mince
squeeze
stir
grind



27

We had tomato salad with ____ to go with the steak. Then we ate some pears.

grated cheese
chopped onions
garlic



28

You must ____ the apples if you want me to make apple pie for tea.

mash
grind
squeeze



29

'Have you beaten those eggs?'
'No. I can't find the ____ .'

saucepan
egg whisk
grinder



30

I wanted to buy some ____ but the butcher said he hadn't had poultry for a week.

calf
calves
beef
chicken
mutton
veal
pork



31

Dora served us a marvellous plate of fried pork with vegetable ____ .

garnish
dressing



32

I've got everything to make the salad except the vinegar for the ____ .

dressing
braising



33

Let's have ____ fillets of beef garnished with boiled potatoes and brown sauce.

braised
stewed



34

You don't usually fry eggs in ____ .

a saucepan
an oven
an egg whisk



35

Lots of English people have ____ with milk for breakfast.

porridge
cornflakes
cereals



36

At supper in England you ____ say 'thank you' to the hostess after every course.

needn't
should
must



37

The English use the back of the ____ even when eating garnish with the meat.

knife
plate
fork
saucer



38

Be careful with the egg whisk. Don't ____ the eggs too ____ !

heat - hot
boil - hard
slice - thin
beat - stiff



39

I'm afraid Aunt Lucy won't eat any ____ . She's a vegetarian.

asparagus
garlic
mutton
parsley
veal



40

Oh, this cake is so lovely! Can you give me its ____ ?

recipe
prescriptions



41

The man at the snack bar asked me if I wanted ____ with the fish and chips.

vinegar
sauce
lettuce



42

Chinese dishes are said to be rather ____ . Have you ever tried them?

hot
spicy



43

____ food can make you rather fat and it isn't good for your teeth.

Sugary
Starchy



44

I hope your fish soup isn't too hot. I'm not used to ____ food.

highly seasoned
overcooked



45

Can I borrow your ____ book? I forgot how to make that fancy caramel cake.

cuisine
kitchen
cookery



46

The waiter recommended fresh mushroom salad ____ the young couple.

with
to
for
-



47

She said she didn't ____ beer. So I ordered some dry white wine.

feel like having
care for
go in for



48

Do you like ____ your meals ____ friends or do you prefer eating alone?

bringing - to
taking - with
having - for



49

Shall we invite Sheila ____ the party? I can remember what she did last time.

to
for
in
into

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