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3.en 2. Food for thought: we are what we eat.

IDIOMS WITH FOOD

Are you ready to talk about food?

Remember that we still have to do the group power point presentations about how much an average family spends a week in food. Only one group did it so far, but we’ll wait until the Danish and Icelanders come to visit us at the end of May. The volcano did not let them fly south. When they visit our class, we’ll ask them questions and show them the research we did. So while we wait for them, we’ll continue our hands on research on food and eating habits.

You’ve already watched Superzize Me, with Emili and you’ve also learnt how important it is  having a good breakfast every morning.

Bernat made things easier for you, didn’t he?

Did you enjoy your breakfast at the school cafeteria on St Jordi’s day?

Anyway,  the way you eat and your eating habits is really “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

FOOD FOR THOUGHT”, is an idiom that means that something  is worth thinking about or considering seriously. WE ARE WHAT WE EAT, is an idiomatic expression too.

In English, there are many idiomatic expressions connected with food. The translation of many of these idiomatic expressions is not always easy.

Let’s see if we learn a few and have fun while using them. Check if you know the meaning of the following words:

NUTS, BANANAS, APPLES, BROTH, CHEESE, PEAS, RECIPE,POTATOE, CUCUMBER, EGGS.


Most probably you know all of them, don’t you? But I bet you do not know the meaning of the following expressions:

What?s the difference between a couch potatoe and a hot potatoe?


Visit the following site and find out. http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/cat/1.html

Copy the expressions in your notebook and their corresponding meaning. Try to visualise the idiom as an image, it really helps.

Idiomatic expressions with food Meaning
1.Go nuts
2.Go bananas
3.Hot potato
4.Couch potato
5.Big Apple
6.Apples and oranges
7.One bad apple
8.Chalk and cheese
9.Alike as two peas
10.As cool as a cucumber
11.Too many cooks spoil the broth
12.Recipe for disaster
13.All your eggs in one basket
14.Spill the beans
15. An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Post to the blog your favourite 5 idioms from this list and add one more.

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23 Abril 2010 - Posted by | anglès, materials, vocabulari | ,

19 comentaris »

  1. I like:
    Go bananas
    Hot potato
    Big apple
    Couch potato
    As cool as a cucumber

    Comentari per juditell | 28 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  2. I like:
    – Go bananas.
    – Hot potato.
    – Alike as two apples.
    – A recipe for dissaster.
    – An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

    Comentari per zandalie | 27 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  3. I like:
    5. Big apple.
    7. One bad apple.
    10.As cool as a cucumber.
    13.All your eggs in one basket.
    15. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

    Comentari per andrea199762 | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  4. I like:
    -Big Apple
    -Go bananas
    -All your eggs in one basket
    -Apples and oranges
    -Couch potatoes
    😉

    Comentari per sarabouza12 | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  5. I like:
    2.Go bananas.
    4.Couch potato.
    5.Big Apple.
    9.Alike as two peas.
    15.An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
    Bread and butter: bread and butter issues are ones that affect people directly and in a very important way.

    Comentari per jlny7288 | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  6. I like Apple of your eye:
    A pearson that is very important for you.

    Comentari per angelblanch | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  7. I like:
    2. Go bananas.
    3. Hot potatoe.
    9. Alike as two peas.
    11.Too many cooks spoil the broth.
    13.All your eggs un one basket.

    Comentari per Pilar | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  8. 1.Apple of your eye
    2.As cool as a cucumber
    3.Bear fruit
    4.Piece of cake
    5.Go fry an egg

    Comentari per Daryl Jade | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  9. Ilike very much:
    Go bananas
    Couch potatoes
    Spill the beans
    Alike as two peas
    All your eggs in one basket

    Comentari per tatidt | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  10. I like (all your eggs in one basket). It´s too funy.

    Comentari per 1alejandro | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  11. i like .Go bananas
    .Big Apple
    .All your eggs in one basket
    .Spill the beans

    Comentari per jhoannacorrea | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  12. I like very much the number:3,5,13,10,2.

    You’re toast:
    If someone tells you that you are toast, you are in a lot of trouble.

    Comentari per pepe1997 | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  13. I like:
    -Chalk and cheese.
    -Couch potato.
    -Spill the beans.
    -Big apple.
    And I add some one:
    -Go to fry asparagus.

    Comentari per miguelinramonllull | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  14. I like the number 2,5,6,12,13

    Comentari per peptoni xD | 25 Abril 2010 | Resposta

    • Correction:

      2.Go bananas
      5.Big Apple
      6.Apples and oranges
      12.Recipe for disaster
      13.All your eggs in one basket

      Comentari per peptoni xD | 26 Abril 2010 | Resposta

      • can tell you that these red as a tomato, Because you ashamed of something.

        Comentari per peptoni xD | 26 Abril 2010

  15. I like the number 2,3,6,8,10,and the number 13.

    Comentari per india16 | 25 Abril 2010 | Resposta

    • And also ethe number 12.

      Comentari per india16 | 25 Abril 2010 | Resposta

  16. I like the number 1, 2, 5, 13 and 14.

    Comentari per aina | 24 Abril 2010 | Resposta


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