Eating in Vs Eating Out

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 13, 2019 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Many people love eating out at a nice restaurant, and many people like eating in, relaxing on the sofa watching Netflix. Both are good for different reasons, but if you had to choose one over the other, what would it be?

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • eat out (phrasal verb)
  • eat in (phrasal verb)
  • homed-cooked (adjective)
  • menu (noun)
  • chef (noun)
  • cook (verb)
  • prepare (verb)

Conversation Questions

  • Do you prefer eating in or eating out?
  • Do you like eating out?
  • Do you like eating in?
  • What’s your favourite type of restaurant?
  • What’s your favourite type of food to cook at home?
  • What do you like about eating out?
  • What do you like about eating in?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.