Types of Food
Talking about food and drink
The following words for types of food and drink are usually uncountable. You cannot put a or an in front of them. You often put some or any in front of them.
bread butter cheese chocolate coffee meat milk fish fruit rice
Would you like some bread?
I usually have coffee with my breakfast.
We haven't got any milk.
Do you like chocolate?
You can talk about a piece of bread/chocolate/meat, etc., a cup of coffee or a glass/bottle of milk.
The following words for types of food are usually countable, and you need to use a or an in front of them. If you put some or any in front of them, you need to make them plural.
apple banana egg
I took an apple to eat after school.
I bought some bananas.
Are there any eggs in the fridge?
The following words for types of food are usually plural.
I had meat and vegetables for dinner.
Do you like chips?
Good to know
Cake can be countable or uncountable.
I bought some cakes for us.
Donna made me a birthday cake.
I ate a lot of cake this afternoon.
Would you like a piece of cake?
apple (n) An apple is a firm round fruit with green, red, or yellow skin.
banana (n) Bananas are long curved fruit with yellow skins.
bread (n) Bread is a food made mostly from flour and water.
breakfast (n) Breakfast is the first meal of the day, usually eaten in the morning.
butter (n) Butter is a soft yellow food made from cream that you put on bread.
cake (n) A cake is a sweet food that you make from flour, eggs, sugar, and butter.
cheese (n) Cheese is a solid, usually white or yellow, food made from milk.
chips (pl. n) Chips are long, thin pieces of fried potato.
chocolate (n) Chocolate is a sweet brown food that you eat as a sweet.
coffee (n) Coffee is a drink made from boiling water and coffee beans.
dinner (n) Dinner is the main meal of the day, usually eaten in the evening.
drink (v) When you drink a liquid, you take it into your mouth and swallow it.
eat (v) When you eat something, you put it into your mouth and swallow it.
egg (n) An egg is a round object that is produced by a female bird, that people eat as
fish (n) A fish is an animal that lives and swims in water, that people eat as food.
food (n) Food is what people and animals eat.
fruit (n) Fruit is the part of a tree that contains seeds, covered with a substance that you can eat.
lunch (n) Lunch is the meal that you have in the middle of the day.
meat (n) Meat is the part of an animal that people cook and eat.
milk (n) Milk is the white liquid that cows, and some other animals produce, which people drink.
rice (n) Rice is white or brown grains from a plant that grows in wet areas.
vegetables (pl.n) Vegetables are plants such as carrots, cabbages, and peas.
1- Match the words with the pictures
2- Rearrange the letters to find words. Use the definitions to help you.
3- Match the sentence halves.
1 Many English people ________
2 My sister doesn't eat ________
3 Would you like a ____________
4 I had some soup ________
5 What are you having __________
6 It's good to drink _______
4- Put each sentence into the correct order.
5- Choose the correct word or words
1 I would like ________ with my bread.
2 I usually have _______ for dinner.
3 My friend made me ______ for my birthday.
4 I will take _______ to eat later.
5 We are having ________ for lunch
6 I like to eat __________ every day.
6- Complete the sentences by writing one word in each gap.