Unit 2: World Food


  • This lesson teaches ESL kids vocabulary related to world food and different food cultures.
  • In this English lesson, kids also learn how to use adjectives to describe different types of food by taste, texture and country of origin.
  • The lesson also focuses on the use of ‘like’ as a preposition in questions, for prompting an adjectival response.
  • This lesson builds on the countries and nationalities lesson from Level 5, Unit 7. It is recommended that children quickly review Level 5 Unit 7 as a good basis for this lesson.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

world-food video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

world-food game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

world-food test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'World Food'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Students from different countries are visiting Freddie’s Ville. Lisa’s family plays host to many of them. It is dinner time and Mom has prepared a typical American meal for the kids, featuring hamburgers. A conversation about what students eat in their countries begins.


Countries and food

Chinese food dumplings noodles
Japanese food sushi sashimi
Indian food chicken curry
Italian food pasta spaghetti lasagna
American food hamburger hot dog


word opposite
sweet bitter
sweet sour
spicy bland
word synonym
delicious tasty


Food Taste                                                                         

·       chicken curry ·       spicy
·       noodles, sashimi, sushi ·       bland
·       candy ·       sweet
·       lemon ·       sour
·       pasta ·       tasty
·       hot dog ·       yummy
·       lasagna ·       delicious

Sentences – Preposition ‘like’ to ask for description

1.          What does curry taste like?

It’s spicy and delicious.

2.          What does sushi taste like?

Sushi is bland.

3.          What does lemon taste like?

Lemon is sour.

Food texture (how it feels when touched)

crumbly cake
crunchy carrot
creamy ice cream

4.          What is cake like?

It’s crumbly.

5.          What is ice cream like?

It’s creamy.

6.          What is carrot like?

It’s crunchy.

This lesson is part of the Level 7 English course.

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Unit 2: World Food is an exciting and informative lesson designed to introduce ESL kids to the vast world of food and diverse food cultures. Through this lesson, children will learn new vocabulary related to different types of food and how to use adjectives to describe the taste, texture, and origin of various foods.

The lesson emphasizes the use of ‘like’ as a preposition in questions to prompt adjectival responses. This way, children can learn to use adjectives more effectively to describe the characteristics of different types of food.

Unit 2: World Food is an extension of the Countries and Nationalities lesson from Level 5, Unit 7. It is highly recommended that children review Level 5 Unit 7 before proceeding to this lesson as it will serve as a good foundation for this unit.

This lesson offers an excellent opportunity for children to learn about food from around the world, to broaden their vocabulary, and to gain insights into different cultures. By the end of the lesson, children will have a good understanding of food-related vocabulary, the use of adjectives to describe different types of food, and how to ask questions using the preposition ‘like’ to get descriptive responses.

Overall, Unit 2: World Food is a fun and engaging lesson that will help children expand their language skills and broaden their horizons.