Your Favourite Vegetables

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 12, 2019 and last updated on May 13, 2023

Discussing vegetables is an excellent topic for beginner English learners as it offers a simple yet engaging platform to enhance their language skills.

This topic encourages learners to express their preferences, use vocabulary and develop sentence construction. By discussing their favourite vegetables, learners can expand their vocabulary related to different vegetables, colours, tastes and textures. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to learn basic sentence structures, increase confidence in speaking and improves pronunciation.

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 Vegetables

Vegetables are really good for our health and can help us stay healthy. However, not everyone enjoys eating them and some people only eat them because they know they are healthy.

When we talk about favourite vegetables, some people just choose the ones they dislike the least. They might not love them, but they find them more tolerable compared to others. For others, it’s more about thinking about the vegetables they really like the most. They consider things like taste, texture and what they personally enjoy.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • vegetarian (noun)
  • vegan (noun)
  • fresh (adjective)
  • organic (adjective)
  • home-grown (adjective)
  • taste (verb)
  • ripe (adjective)
  • salad (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • What are your favourite vegetables?
  • In general, do you like vegetables?
  • What vegetables do you eat the most?
  • Do you mainly eat vegetables because you like the taste or because they are good for you?
  • Why do you think so many children dislike vegetables?
  • Did you like vegetables when you were younger?
  • What meals do you enjoy that contain a lot of vegetables?
  • How do you prefer to cook or prepare your favourite vegetable?
  • Do you think it's important to have a variety of vegetables in your diet?
  • Are fresh vegetables always better than frozen or canned vegetables?
  • Is eating organic vegetables important for staying healthy?
  • Can you have a healthy diet without eating any vegetables?
  • If you could only eat one vegetable for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
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.