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Words for Basic IELTS - Lesson 7

Here you will learn some English words about food, such as "starter", "balanced", "cuisine", etc. that are needed for the IELTS exam.

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Words for Basic IELTS
appetite
[noun]
the feeling of wanting food
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appetizer
[noun]
a small dish that is eaten before the main part of a meal
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starter
[noun]
a small dish served before the main course
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balanced
[adjective]
evenly distributed or in a state of stability
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buffet
[noun]
a meal with many dishes from which people serve themselves at a table and then eat elsewhere
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to boil
[verb]
to cook food in very hot water
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brunch
[noun]
a meal served late in the morning, as a combination of breakfast and lunch
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cafeteria
[noun]
a restaurant, typically in colleges, hospitals, etc. where you choose and pay for your meal before carrying it to a table
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calorie
[noun]
the unit used to measure the amount of energy that a food produces
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carbohydrate
[noun]
a substance that contains or consists of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon that provide heat and energy for the body, such as starch or sugar
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chef
[noun]
a highly trained cook who often cooks for hotels or restaurants
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cholesterol
[noun]
a substance high in fat found in blood and most body tissues, a high amount of which correlates with an increased risk of heart disease
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cooker
[noun]
an appliance shaped like a box that is used for heating or cooking food by putting food on top or inside the appliance
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course
[noun]
one of the three parts of a meal, served separately
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cuisine
[noun]
a method or style of cooking that is specific to a country or region
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to diet
[verb]
to eat small amounts or particular kinds of food, especially to lose weight
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to digest
[verb]
to break down food in the body and to absorb its nutrients and necessary substances
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eating disorder
[noun]
a mental condition that causes a person to eat too much or too little
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ingredient
[noun]
any of the constituents that are added to a compound or mixture in order to make it, such as the foods in a meal
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mineral
[noun]
a solid and natural substance that is not produced in the body of living beings but its intake is necessary to remain healthy
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nutrition
[noun]
food that is essential to one's growth and health
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organic
[adjective]
(of food or farming techniques) produced or done without any artificial or chemical substances
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portion
[noun]
an amount of food served to one person
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protein
[noun]
a substance found in food such as meat, eggs, seeds, etc. which is an essential part of the diet and keeps the body strong and healthy
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recipe
[noun]
the instructions on how to cook a certain food
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savory
[adjective]
pleasing or agreeable to the sense of smell or taste
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tasteless
[adjective]
lacking flavor or an interesting taste
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vitamin
[noun]
natural substances that are found in food, which the body needs in small amounts to remain healthy, such as vitamin A, B, etc.
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vegetarian
[noun]
someone who avoids eating meat or fish
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vegan
[noun]
someone who does not consume or use anything that is produced from animals, such as meat, milk, or eggs
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low-carb
[adjective]
(of food or a diet) having or containing fewer carbohydrates
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