Mineral Water Vs Tap Water

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on August 27, 2022 and last updated on May 8, 2023

Mineral water is a natural beverage that contains essential minerals. It is known for its purity and health benefits. The best mineral waters come from deep underground springs and are naturally filtered by rock and sand. It’s often bottled at the source, so you can be sure that no chemicals have been added after it leaves the ground.

On the other hand, the water you get from your tap is a product of nature and human engineering. The water that comes out of your faucet has been treated and purified, filtered through sand and gravel, and finally disinfected by chlorine to ensure that it is safe to drink.

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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  • healthy (adjective)
  • unhealthy (adjective)
  • particles (noun)
  • filter (verb)
  • purify (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Is it better to drink mineral water or tap water?
  • What type of water do you normally have?
  • Why do you think some people prefer drinking mineral water?
  • What do you think are the benefits of drinking tap water?
  • Can you feel any difference between the taste of mineral water and tap water?
  • Do you know other alternative to mineral and tap water?
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.