The Vegan Diet

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 17, 2021 and last updated on July 20, 2023

The topic of The Vegan Diet is invaluable for English learners as it delves into a popular and socially relevant lifestyle choice. Understanding the principles of the vegan diet fosters cultural awareness, as it reflects a growing movement towards sustainable and compassionate living.

Moreover, learners will enrich their vocabulary related to nutrition, cooking and environmental issues, empowering them to engage in informed conversations and make conscious choices for their own well-being and the planet.

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 The Vegan Diet

The Vegan Diet is a dietary lifestyle that excludes all animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs and other animal-derived ingredients. Embracing plant-based foods, vegans focus on fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds to meet their nutritional needs. Beyond dietary choices, the vegan lifestyle often extends to other aspects, such as avoiding animal-derived clothing and products.

Understanding the principles and health considerations of the vegan diet is essential for individuals seeking to adopt this ethical and environmentally conscious approach to nutrition, promoting overall well-being and sustainability.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • balanced (adjective)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • diet (noun)
  • healthy (adjective)
  • lifestyle (noun)
  • nutrition (noun)
  • nutritional (adjective)
  • avoid (verb)
  • ethical (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you know anyone who is vegan?
  • Do you think you could eat a vegan diet?
  • What would be most difficult for you if you ate a vegan diet?
  • Why do you think people decide to eat a vegan diet?
  • What aspects of a vegan diet do you think are beneficial?
  • Is it healthier to follow a vegan diet or a balanced omnivorous diet?
  • How do cultural and regional factors influence attitudes towards veganism?
  • Are there any traditional dishes in your culture that are naturally vegan?
  • Should schools and public institutions provide more vegan meal options to promote plant-based diets?
  • If a friend expressed interest in becoming vegan, how would you support them in their transition?
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.