50 Questions About Food and Drink

people eating and drinking
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 26, 2022 and last updated on July 25, 2023

The topic of Food and Drink is an essential and engaging subject for English learners, offering a delightful pathway to language improvement. Exploring this topic exposes learners to a rich array of vocabulary, culinary terms and cultural nuances related to cuisines from around the world.

Engaging in discussions about favourite dishes, cooking techniques and dining customs nurtures conversational fluency and cultural awareness.

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.

About Food and Drink

The great thing about food and drink is that everyone likes different things. Some people love pizza, some people hate pizza. Some people like coffee and some people dislike coffee. Some people love eating popcorn when they go to the cinema and other people prefer to eat nachos.

Nowadays, there is a lot of unhealthy food easily available like burgers, sweets, chips, hot dogs, cakes etc. Making the correct food choices is very important. People do need to decide what foods and healthy and what foods are unhealthy.

Conversation Questions

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  • What is your favourite dessert?
  • What do you usually eat for breakfast?
  • What time do you usually eat breakfast?
  • What time do you usually have lunch?
  • Is lunch your biggest meal of the day?
  • Do you like to eat snacks between meals?
  • What is your favourite snacks to eat?
  • Do you drink coffee? If so, how many cups of coffee do you drink in a day?
  • What is the first thing you drink every day?
  • Do you think you drink enough water?
  • Do you drink milk? If so, when do you usually drink milk?
  • What's your favourite type of restaurant?
  • How often to you get a takeaway?
  • Do you like pizza?
  • Do you prefer pasta or rice?
  • Do you think you eat too much?
  • How often do you eat fruit?
  • What do you like to eat in the summer?
  • What is your favourite drink to have on a hot day?
  • What's your favourite drink to have on a cold day?
  • Have you tried English tea?
  • What is a common drink in your country?
  • Do you like eating vegetables?
  • What do you like to drink in the evening?
  • Do you drink alcohol? If so, what is your favourite alcoholic drink?
  • Have you ever tried coconut water? If not, would you like to?
  • Do you like fast food?
  • What is your favourite fast food restaurant?
  • Do you eat a lot of vegetables?
  • Do you like eating nuts? If yes, what is your favourite type of nut?
  • Do you eat meat?
  • Do you prefer fish or chicken?
  • When did you last eat ice cream?
  • What do you like to eat in the winter?
  • How much bread do you eat?
  • What is your favourite sauce?
  • Do you like Italian food?
  • What is a famous dish in your country?
  • Do you like cooking?
  • How often do you cook?
  • When do you usually eat your last meal of the day?
  • Do you prefer breakfast or dinner?
  • Do you eat sweets? If yes, how often?
  • Do you like having fizzy drinks?
  • What was the last thing you ate?
  • Do you like to watch TV when you are eating?
  • What is a really unhealthy food that you like?
  • Do you like drinking fresh fruit juice?
  • Do you like pineapple on your pizza?
  • How often do you have soup?
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.