Test your vocabulary knowledge about food and drinks.
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fizzy drink - a sweet drink without alcohol that has bubbles
pick at food - to eat only small amounts of a meal because you do not feel hungry
on the house - given to you free in a restaurant, hotel, pub, or club
famished - very hungry; ravenous
canned food - food preserved in a metal container e.g. canned beans
bubbly - full of bubbles
fuzzy - not clear, you cant see detains e.g. a fuzzy picture
off-colour - feeling slightly ill
to grab sth - to take hold of something roughly; catch, seize
complimentary - given to you for free, e.g. a complimentary bottle of champagne
raw food - raw food has not been cooked
frozen food - food preserved by being made extremely cold
gradable and non-gradable adjectives
I'm absolutely starving.
I'm absolutely famished.
I'm very hungry.
You can say:
with gradable adjectives (which can be made stronger or weaker):
very tasty food
extremely tasty food
terribly tasty food
pretty tasty food
quite tasty food
fairly tasty food
slightly tasty food
a bit tasty food
with non-gradable adjectives
(which CANNOT be made stronger or weaker, as they have extreme meaning):
very delicious food
absolutely delicious food
completely delicious food
utterly delicious food
totally delicious food
practically tasteless food
almost tasteless food
nearly tasteless food
In a very informal language,
with both gradable and non-gradable adjectives:
The ride was dead scary. (UK) (dead=very)
Scrambled eggs are dead easy to prepare. (UK)
The car was real expensive. (US)
My head hurts real bad. (US)
It's really tasty meal.
It's really delicious meal.
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