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How does it taste? Food Adjectives

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Food - One of my favourite things in the world. With most of us able to taste food from all corners of the globe, there needs to be a lot of adjectives to describe what we are tasting. In the following sentences, can you guess which adjective should be used?
Lesson by Caroline

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Taste and Texture Adjectives

Bitter - Having a strong, often unpleasant taste e.g. coffee, dark chocolate.
Sweet - Usually an enjoyable taste of sugar.
Dry - Not wet.
Moist - A little wet.
Bland - Boring, not interesting.
Spicy - Having strong flavours from spice.
Savoury - Not sweet e.g. bread.
Rich - Rich food has a lot of butter, cream, or eggs in it.
Salty - Tastes of salt.
Tasty - Good flavour and is nice to eat.
Sugary - Tastes of sugar.
Greasy - Containing or covered with fat or oil.
Scrumptious - delicious.
Sour - Having a sharp taste e.g yogurt, lemon.
Piping hot -Very hot.
Crunchy - Firm and making a loud noise when it is eaten.

Complete the sentences using the correct adjective.

  • 1. My cousin used to eat lemons for breakfast. I don't know how, they're so ___.

  • 2. I don't like ___ food. I always use a lot of sauces or gravy.

  • 3. Authentic curries are usually very ___.

  • 4. I love chocolate cake, but that one was so ___ I could barely finish it!

  • 5. Yuck! This soup is way too ___!

  • 6. I love pizza, but sometimes it’s a bit too ___.

  • 7. Yuck! I think this milk is ___.

  • 8. I love ___ food, like chocolate, cookies and cakes.

  • 9. Not only was the service bad, when the food arrived it was ___.

  • 10. I like really ___ salads, that have carrots and peppers in them.



In India we serve so many spicy dishes,we've got large variety of sweet and sugary dishes, everyone should try the Indian food for atleast once,it's really scrumptious

Thanx Chris 

I went to Indian once, only

I went to Indian once, only for a couple of weeks, the food was amazing!




yeahh is really nice over here

Hey ,chris i have a doubt.........why do we use past participle in these kind of sentences i.e. paper is used to make notebooks or if an egg is broken from outside,a life ends or a cookie has a crunchy taste when it is eaten

why we've used past participle (broken,used and eaten)??

I hope i'll get clear very soon,thanx



Passive Tense

It's the passive tense. It's used when the object of the sentence becomes the subject i.e. the focus of the sentence is the object.


New Vocabulary - ?

I don't agree with #5 - Is this soup delicious or quite the contrary?

And #9 - Is it good or bad when food isn't hot???

Thank you for new Vocabulary! Thank you for the Lesson!:)


I wanted to say the same thing as you Yura :) But nevertheless: Thanks for the new vocabulary  and the lesson :)

Yeah interesting

Yeah interesting one….

In India we Punjabi’s are crazy for the Spicy food which is served over here

Like rich and greasy non-veg food which Is one of my favorite food

I Like to eat…..

thnx sir..

I don't get #5

Why is 'salty' wrong for this? I don't understand.

5. Yuck! This soup is way too ___!

#5 is Wrong!

Obviously sth cannot be too tasty! Too salty is correct.