Cooking verbs (part 1)




to add -

to bake -

to beat /biːt/ -

to blend -

to boil /bɔɪl/   -

to chill /tʃɪl/ -

to chop -

to cool -

to cover -

to crush -

to cut (into strips) -

to defrost -

to dice /daɪs/ -

to fill /fɪl/ -

to fold -

to fry /fraɪ/ -

to grate /greɪt/  -

to grease /griːs/ -

to grill -

to heat (up)  -

to knead /niːd/ -

to liquidize /ˈlɪk.wɪ.daɪz/  -

to melt -

to mix /mɪks/ -



 Complete the following sentences with one of the verbs in the correct form:
  1. I've never ___ a cake but I'd like to make one for my friend's birthday.
  2. Eat your ice-cream quickly before it ___.
  3. You need to ___ six eggs together for the omelette.
  4. I ___ some bacon and eggs for breakfast this morning.
  5. ___ it before serving. Warm white wine is horrible.
  6. If you make too much, you can ___  what you don't eat the next day in the microwave.
  7. You should ___ the water before adding the pasta.
  8. ___ the parsley finely but be careful not to cut yourself. That's a sharp knife.
  9. ___ the tins well before adding the cake mixture.
  10. You need to ___ 100g of cheese for the topping.
  11. It hasn't ___ yet. I only took it out of the freezer an hour ago.
  12. He loves ___ the sausages when we have a barbecue.
  13. Can you ___ the ice for the mojitos?


Comments

lucía said…
Hi Graham!
These are my sentences..

Bye


1. I've never baked a cake but I'd like to make one for my friend's birthday.
2. Eat your ice-cream quickly before it melt___.
3. You need to blend six eggs together for the omelette.
4. I fryed some bacon and eggs for breakfast this morning.
5. Cool it before serving. Warm white wine is horrible.
6. If you make too much, you can grill what you don't eat the next day in the microwave.
7. You should boil the water before adding the pasta.
8. Chop the parsley finely but be careful not to cut yourself. That's a sharp knife.
9. Grease the tins well before adding the cake mixture.
10. You need to grate 100g of cheese for the topping.
11. It hasn't defrosted yet. I only took it out of the freezer an hour ago.
12. He loves blend the sausages when we have a barbecue.
13. Can you dice the ice for the mojitos?

LucíaLaCatalana
Anonymous said…
My contribution:

1. I've never BAKED a cake but I'd like to make one for my friend's birthday.
2. Eat your ice-cream quickly before it MELTS.
3. You need to MIX six eggs together for the omelette.
4. I HAVE FRIED some bacon and eggs for breakfast this morning.
5. CHILL it before serving. Warm white wine is horrible.
6. If you make too much, you can HEAT what you don't eat the next day in the microwave.
7. You should BOIL the water before adding the pasta.
8. CHOP the parsley finely but be careful not to cut yourself. That's a sharp knife.
9. GREASE the tins well before adding the cake mixture.
10. You need to GRATE 100g of cheese for the topping.
11. It hasn't DEFROSTED yet. I only took it out of the freezer an hour ago.
12. He loves ___ the sausages when we have a barbecue.
13. Can you DICE the ice for the mojitos?

See you,

Nicolas.
Graham said…
There is an expression in English which would apply here (but personally, I don't like it) - "to kill two birds with one stone".

I'll correct the two of you at the same time.


2. Eat your ice-cream quickly before it melts

3. You need to beat six eggs together for the omelette. ("blend" suggests different kinds of ingredients, "beat" suggests more strength than simply "mix"

4. I fried / have fried some bacon and eggs for breakfast this morning.

5. Chill it before serving. Warm white wine is horrible. ("cool" suggests it was hot eg Take it out of the oven and wait until it cools)

6. If you make too much, you can heat up what you don't eat the next day in the microwave.


12. He loves grilling the sausages when we have a barbecue.

13. Can you crush the ice for the mojitos?
(it's very difficult to dice ice - you dice (cut into little squares) carrots and onions)

Ok well done both!
luciti said…
thanks for your corrects.

This expression in spanish is "Matar dos pájaros de un tiro (disparo)"...

Bye
Graham said…
Lucía,

I don't like either expression - we shouldn't kill our feathered friends. :-)