1) Answer the following questions:

What are your meal-times? What order of meals do you follow?

What is your favourite dish?

What do you generally take for the first (second) course?

If we drink a toast to someone´s health on a certain occasion, what do we usually say?

Are you a great/poor eater?

What is Ukrainian cuisine famous for?

What is the most popular Ukrainian dish?

What are the other popular Ukrainian dishes?

What products do Ukrainians like?

What is your favourite Ukrainian dish?

What Ukrainian dishes do you like to cook?

Where do people go if they want to eat out?

Is going to a restaurant a usual thing with young (middle-aged, old) people?

How many meals do you have each day?

What do you usually order for the first (second, fish) course?

What do customers generally do while waiting for their meals to be served?

Have you ever eaten (tasted) a British national dish?

When dining in a restaurant, do you have dinner a la carte or do you order table d´hote?

In what case do you leave the choice of dishes to the waiter (your friend)?

Have you ever been on a diet?

Which restaurants in your town are famous for good food and service?

Why do people sometimes like to celebrate their birthday (or other events) in restaurants?

What kind of food do you like?

Do you like different types of food in summer or winter?

Is the food you like good for you?

What kind of food do you like on special occasions?

How many lumps (tea-spoons) of sugar do you take with your tea?

Do you prefer strog or weak tea?

How many meals a day do you eat?

What kind of meals do you have?

What do you eat for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner?

How do you cook food?

What food is to your taste?

What are your preferences in food?

2) Do you eat to live or live to eat?

When you buy food, which is most important?




If you buy apples, which kind do you choose?



the cheapest

When you have a meal, what do you enjoy it most for?

the food

the company

the relaxation

the television

If you were stranded on a desert island what food would you miss most?




If a waiter suggests water, which do you ask for?




When you look at the menu in a restaurant, what do you usually choose?

a dish you know

a dish you don´t know

If you´re having dinner in a restaurant, will you always have a dessert?



If someone offered the following unusual food, which would you try?

a cheese-flavoured ice-cream

strawberry flavoured chips


If someone suggested a quick meal, what would you choose?

fast food

a sandwich

a picnic

something more substantial

What would you be happiest to leave of

your present diet?


vegetables & fruit



If you could put flavour on stamps, what would you choose?






If someone said «Never eat anything you can´t pronounce» what would you say?

I couldn´t agree more


Learn the following proverbs and give their Ukrainian equivalents:

A hungry belly has no ears.

As a fat as a butter.

As you frew, so must you drink.

Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.

First come, first served.

Don´t put all your eggs in one basket.

Hunger breaks stone walls.

Hunger as a hunter.

No sweet without (some) sweat.

To cook a have before catching him.

To have other fish to fry.

To make two bites of a cherry.

Eat at pleasure, drink with measure.

As slippery as an eel.