A few of my students have part-time jobs in cafés and restaurants. This post is for them and anyone else who needs to use English in restaurants. ‘May’ or ‘can’? Generally, when you are taking orders for people, use ‘may’; it’s more formal and customers should be respected. ‘Can’ is more informal and it’s not … [Read more…]
English changes all the time and some recent changes have taken even native speakers by surprise.
One of the best ways to learn vocabulary is by experience, and I never recommend translating vocabulary between your first and second languages. To learn more everyday vocabulary, use supermarkets.
Here’s a video about describing food. It should be useful to describe food from your country or to ask about food in other countries. You might also want to read about cooking, look at my dinner, or an older post about describing food.
Today’s post is a video about food. It’s me and my dinner. Keywords: portion, piece, boiled, soy sauce, rice vinegar, radish, tofu, salad, chicken, barley tea If you like the video, please click ‘like’ or even share it with friends.
If you want to order food, use “I’d like”, not “I want”.
In this week’s podcast I talk about describing food. This is useful when ordering in restaurants or helping friends know what to order. 12th Feb 2014 – Food Descriptions