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Welcome to EnglishClass101.com’s English in Three Minutes. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn English.
Hey everyone, I’m Alisha!
In this series, we’re going to learn some easy ways to ask and answer common questions in English. It’s really useful, and it only takes three minutes!
In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to ask someone about their tastes in food.
Food is another great topic for getting to know someone. You might also find out some interesting things about the food culture in the other person’s country!
Of course you can ask someone straight out:
“What kind of food do you like?”
Or:
“What sort of food do you like?”
If you ask these questions, though, it might seem a little too open, like there can be too many answers. This might slow the conversation down.
Instead it’s much better to choose a particular food - such as a famous one from your country, or one that has come up previously in the conversation - and ask if the other person likes that food.
For example:
“Do you like sushi?”
Possible answers to this are:
“Yeah, I do!”
It’s then a good chance to expand the conversation a little, and say something about the food, why you like it, etcetera. For example:
“Yeah, I do! My favourite type is eel.”
Or even something simple, like:
“Yeah, I do! It’s so delicious.”
But what if you hate sushi? How to give a negative answer?
Again you have to consider the other person’s feelings and not be too critical of the food - even if you hate it more than anything! - in case it’s their favorite!
So you could say something like:
“Not really...”
Or a more idiomatic phrase:
“I’m not a huge fan.”
Again, it’s good for the conversation, and polite, to give a reason why you don’t like the food.
Some good reasons are:
“I don’t like the texture.”
Or simply:
“I just don’t like the taste.”
Now it’s time for Alisha’s Advice!
If you meet someone who likes the same kind of food that you do, a nice way to continue the conversation is to ask them if they know about any good restaurants that serve the food.
Say for example, that you both like sushi, you can say,
“Do you know a good sushi place?”
If there’s another type of food you are interested in, just take out sushi and put in the food in the plural form.
“Do you know a good place for burritos?”
When you meet people at a party, do you know how to ask them how they know each other? Find out in the next lesson I’ll see you next time!

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Sunday at 01:57 PM
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Hello Angela,


Thank you for getting in touch.


"Texture" is the feeling or appearance of something. 👍In reference to food, it is often spoken about to talk about how it feels in your mouth.


I hope this is helpful to you. 😄👍


Sincerely,

Éva

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Angela
Saturday at 08:56 AM
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Hello,

What does texture mean here? Is it the same meaning as "taste"?

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Friday at 03:13 PM
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Hello Rosy,


Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your new English language skills.


Please feel free to ask us any questions you have here or direct to your teacher in the ‘MyTeacher’ feature.


Cheers,

Éva

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Rosy
Friday at 01:30 PM
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A:Do you like paster.

B:I am sorry!I have never eaten pater. Can you buy for me?

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Wednesday at 05:47 PM
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Hello Alice,


Thanks for the comment!


Please let us know how we can help you throughout your English language journey.


Cheers,

Éva

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Alice
Monday at 08:24 AM
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Do you like Sushi?

I just don't like the taste.

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Tuesday at 10:39 AM
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Hi there Meep,


Thanks for taking the time to post and share. 👍


Please let us know how we can help you on your journey.


Cheers,

Éva

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meep
Thursday at 03:01 AM
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Do you like fufu?


Yes, I like fufu.

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Wednesday at 08:59 AM
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Hello Ahmed,


Wonderful job throughout this lesson! 😄


My personal favourite food is pumpkin soup!


Chat to you soon.


Regards,

Éva

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Ahmed
Monday at 10:00 PM
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how to ask someone about his favourite food:

what kind of food do you like?

what sort of food do you like?

in order not to be direct or blunt just say do you like + type of food >> do you like Sushi?

answer: yes i do or not really or i'm not a big fan

you might explain the reason but do not criticize too hrshly coz the other person may get offended

like: i do not like the texture or i do not like the taste of food