Food

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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 7

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
appetitenoun

the feeling of wanting food

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appetizernoun

a small dish that is eaten before the main part of a meal

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starternoun

a small dish served before the main course

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balancedadjective

keeping or demonstrating a state of balance, with equal or proportionate amounts

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buffetnoun

a meal with many dishes from which people serve themselves at a table and then eat elsewhere

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to boil
to boilverb

to cook food or be cooked in very hot water

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brunchnoun

a meal served late in the morning, as a combination of breakfast and lunch

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cafeteria
cafeterianoun

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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calorienoun

a unit for measuring the amount of energy that a type of food produces

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carbohydrate
carbohydratenoun

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
chefnoun

a professional cook; the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel

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cholesterolnoun

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
cookernoun

a stove; an appliance used for cooking food on or in, usually consisting of an oven, a grill, and one or multiple hobs powered by gas or electricity

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coursenoun

one of the three parts of a meal, served separately

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cuisine
cuisinenoun

a method or style of cooking that is specific to a country or region

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to dietverb

to eat small amounts or particular kinds of food, especially to lose weight

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to digestverb

to break down food in the body and to absorb its nutrients and necessary substances

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eating disordernoun

a mental condition that causes a person to eat too much or too little

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ingredient
ingredientnoun

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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mineralnoun

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
nutritionnoun

food that is essential to one's growth and health

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organic
organicadjective

(of food or farming techniques) produced or done without any artificial or chemical substances

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portion
portionnoun

an amount of food served to or enough for one person

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proteinnoun

a substance found in food such as meat, eggs, etc. that is an essential part of the diet and keeps the body strong and healthy

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recipe
recipenoun

the instructions on how to cook a certain food

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savory
savoryadjective

smelling or tasting pleasant

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tastelessadjective

describing food or drink that has no particular taste or flavor

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vitaminnoun

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
vegetariannoun

someone who avoids eating meat or fish

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vegan
vegannoun

someone who does not consume or use anything that is produced from animals, such as meat, milk, or eggs

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low-carbadjective

(of food or a diet) having or containing fewer carbohydrates

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