An ingredient is one of the things in a recipe. This includes meat, vegetables, spices, sauces, powders, grains, etc.
While it is impossible to share the English for all possible ingredients I will include the names of a range of ingredients you may encounter.
In English the name of various meats tend to be different to the animal name. Here is a list of commonly eaten meats.
Now for something different. Since I’m Australian I’ll add Kangaroo to this section:
There is a lot of debate about eating kangaroo meat. Many Australians refuse to eat kangaroo because they are cute. Recently there is a movement called kangatarianism which is eating a vegetarian diet and kangaroo meat. The movement says that kangaroo is a sustainable meat source since they are all over Australia, don’t require farming, don’t emit methane and don’t cause damage to the environment.
For vegetable names in English I suggest this site: (click on the picture to go there.)
Spices are herbs are an essential cooking ingredient for me so here is a lot of spices in English:
I’ve been teaching singing to my elementary school classes for two years now. I usually teach a new song each month as well as sing the old songs. Singing is great for intonation, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. It’s also fun.
I also teach dancing when we learn a song, this is both fun and helps the students remember the words.
Here is an example of one of our singing sessions.
What is the strangest form of transport you’ve ever seen?
My answer to this question would have to be in Vietnam. The transport wasn’t strange to me but the way it was being used was. In Vietnam a scooter can be a family car.
It is probably a lot of fun for the children and cheap for the parents. In Vietnam the scooter is the most common form of transport.
One thing I noticed while I was in Vietnam was how few crossings there were. I also noticed that there weren’t many traffic lights. So if you want to cross the road you just cross. Don’t run, don’t stop. Just keep walking straight and you won’t get hit.
I found it fascinating although the people I was travelling with thought it was terrifying.
The next step was to do some research. I asked the students to do their own research into unusual forms of transportation using their smart phones. After doing a bit of research they had to answer the following five questions:
Where is it?
Why do people like it?
How much does it cost?
How many people use this kind of transportation?
Would you like to use it? why? why not?
I did some research and found these interesting forms of transport. I’d like to try them all.
All of them show the ingenuity of humans. I personally would love to own a Jeepney. Not as a job but as a personal treasure.