General English Level 2 V 3
UNIT 04 Eating and drinking TOPIC 04 How do you make that?
LANGUAGE FOCUS 04 Recipes
Most recipes have the same features.

Salad recipe
In a recipe there are the:

Lettuce
  • ingredients (the food)

Method
  • method (how to make the recipe)

Cup, tablespoon
  • measurements (how much to use)

The Method tells us how to do something (Step 1, Step 2…). In a recipe we put the verb first.
We use the imperative form of the verb, for example: break, beat, add.

Beat the eggs briskly for 1 minute.
Stir the cheese gently into the egg mixture.
Pour the egg mixture carefully into the pan.
Verb + object + adverb + other information
(imperative form) (food) (how we do it) (how long, where, when)

slice
crush

WRITTEN RECIPE - How to make a salad

INGREDIENTS

lettuce
2 medium tomatoes
1 large cucumber
shallots

Dressing: garlic, oil, lemon juice, salt, honey

1 Wash the lettuce carefully under the tap.
2 Slice the tomatoes thinly with a knife.
3 Cut the cucumbers into small pieces.
4 Chop the shallots into big pieces.
5 Crush the garlic finely.
6 Shake the ingredients for the dressing in a jar.
7 Pour in the salad dressing.
8 Mix the salad gently in a big bowl.

Measurements

Click on the pictures to learn the words.


Now go to 05 PRACTICE Recipes.

 

© 2002 acl Pty Ltd