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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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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

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Hello Chizitere,


A big thank you for your post and the positive feedback!


Please feel free to ask us any questions you have throughout your studies.


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Chizitere
Thursday at 07:27 PM
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I love the way you people teach

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Wednesday at 03:35 PM
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Hello Dexin,


Thanks for sharing your favourite foods!


I love sushi, tacos and spaghetti! (Not at the same time 😆😆)


Please let us know if you have any questions throughout your studies.


Kindly,

Éva

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dexin sun
Tuesday at 10:07 PM
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What kind of food do you like ?

I like salad and fish.

oh, very good. I am also a huge fan for fish.

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Hello alexandre Donizete Penha,


Great to hear that! 😇 Thank you very much for your message.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.


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Levente

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alexandre Donizete Penha
Wednesday at 08:05 AM
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I liked this class.

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Hi there Al Faghan,


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al faghan
Sunday at 08:12 PM
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Do you like tacos?


Yes, I do. It's so delicious.


And you?


No. I don't like it, i dont like the taste