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In the Kitchen
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The kitchen is the room where food is prepared and cooked. Often, food is also stored and eaten in the kitchen. Other homes have a separate room for storing food (pantry) and for eating meals (dining room). Kitchens are also used for entertaining informal guests, for holding family discussions and for doing school work.
|Fred is cooking something.||Sally sweeps the kitchen floor.||He is slicing an onion.||Don't put the cat in the washing machine.||We need a new garbage can.|
Common expressions used in the kitchen:
|Jim has fried eggs, bacon, toast and coffee for breakfast.||This is corn on the cob, a favorite summertime food in the United States.||From back to front: carrots, a can of spinach, a banana, a tomato, half of a grapefruit and a potato.||Some people like a sandwich with many ingredients in it.||These are called spareribs, even though they are all in one piece.|
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Exercise A: Write a meaning for each verb that has something to do with the kitchen, then use any form of that verb in a sentence. (Example: EAT = to take food into your body through your mouth. "Jerry ate pizza almost every night."
|KITCHEN VERBS||MEANINGS OF VERBS||VERBS IN A SENTENCE|
|1. eat, eats, ate, eating, eaten|
|2. sit, sits, sat, sitting, sat|
|3. close, closes, closed, closing, closed|
|4. do, does, did, doing, done|
|5. load, loads, loaded, loading, loaded|
|6. put, puts, put, putting, put|
|7. scour, scours, scoured, scouring, scoured|
|8. set, sets, set, setting, set|
|9. gulp, gulps, gulped, gulping, gulped|
|10. warm, warms, warmed, warming, warmed|
|11. bake, bakes, baked, baking, baked|
|12. fry, fries, fried, frying, fried|
|13. cook, cooks, cooked, cooking, cooked|
|14. stir, stirs, stirred, stirring, stirred|
|15. sweep, sweeps, swept, sweeping, swept|
|16. mop, mops, mopped, mopping, mopped|
|17. pour, pours, poured, pouring, poured|
|18. spill, spills, spilled, spilling, spilled|
|19. chew, chews, chewed, chewing, chewed|
|20. drink, drinks, drank, drinking, drunk|
|21. cut, cuts, cut, cutting, cut|
|22. fork,forks,-forked, forking, forked|
|23. spoon, spoons, spooned, spooning, spooned|
|24. boil, boils, boiled, boiling, boiled|
|25. toast, toasts, toasted, toasting, toasted|
|26. peel, peels, peeled, peeling, peeled|
|27. slice, slices, sliced, slicing, sliced|
|28. spread, spreads, spread, spreading, spread|
|Many people have a roast turkey on Thanksgiving Day.||This is a pop-up toaster, but we just call it a toaster.||This is a hand-operated can opener.||This is an electric iron for removing wrinkles from your clothes.||This is a microwave oven. It can heat food very quickly.|
Exercise B: Write a meaning for each noun below in the space beside the noun. Use a meaning that has something to do with a kitchen.
|NOUN||MEANING (IN A KITCHEN)||NOUN||MEANING (IN A KITCHEN)|
|frying pan||steak knife|
|sauce pan||butter knife|
|ice cube tray||cup|
|microwave oven||crock pot|
|This is a portable electric mixer. I use mine to make mashed potatoes.||You can clean a dirty floor with a bucket and mop.||This is called a teapot or a kettle.||This is an automatic washing machine.||You can use a broom and a dust pan to sweep a dirty floor.|
Exercise C: Fill in the blanks in these sentences with words from the Noun List above. More than one word may fit in some of the blanks.
1. Katrina filled the ________________ with water and put them in the ____________so they would be ready when she made iced tea.
2. The cook began frying eggs in the __________ and put two slices of bread in the ___________ .
3. Jack loaded the dirty dishes into the _______________ .
4. Jill put the clean dishes in the _______________.
5. People use a _______________ to heat food quickly.
6. Betty wanted to bake a cake, but she did not have all of the ______________.
7. Mother put the milk and eggs she just bought in the ______________ to keep them fresh.
8. You use a ______________ to peel potatoes, a ______________ to slice a turkey, and a ___________ to spread peanut butter.
9. Donna put soup in the __________ and placed it on the __________ to heat.
10. Mrs. Jones took the ____________ and __________ from the ____________ to clean the muddy kitchen floor.
1. ice cube trays, freezer
2. frying pan, toaster
5. microwave (oven)
8. paring knife, butcher (carving) knife, butter knife
9. pan, stove
10. mop, bucket, closet
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