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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
If an apple tastes too soft and like sand, it tastes '__________'.

Foods with a lot of sugar, cream, and calories are:

The adjective used to describe something that has not been cooked is:

Foods that are fried in oil are often:

Dark chocolate, medicine, and black coffee usually taste:

If you want to say that your food is boring, you can say it's:

The opposite of a tough steak is one that is:

Chips are:

My chicken is all black. It's _______________.

I don't want anything decadent for dessert. I'd prefer something ___________, without a ton of sugar and calories.


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86 Comments on “Improve your Vocabulary: Learn 26 adjectives to describe the taste and texture of food!”


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10/10 thanks for the clarity in your teaching and explanation. Take care!

Wednesday, March 25th 2020

for me I like the Spicy food, that’s why I like Indian Kitchen, also I like Sea food its my Favorite meal Specially the Savory Sea food Soup Really I like it, you know also I like the test of sour when I eat fish normally I put much of lemon, after I take the main Cours normally I like to drink Coffee with milk or tea with milk without Sugar.

Wednesday, March 25th 2020

Thank you! I picked up some new vocab. Soggy and mealy were absolutely new to me.
BTW How should I call the soft part of bread?) I mean outside the bread we’ve got a crust and what’s inside it? Is it a breadcrumb?

Wednesday, March 25th 2020

    It’s called the crumb, but it’s not commonly used. Most people just say “bread” and only refer to the crust or bread crumbs (small pieces of bread that fall) as individual parts of it.

    Thursday, March 26th 2020

Thank you Alex, Take care Covid-19.

Thursday, March 26th 2020

    I’m doing my best. Thanks for your kind wishes and stay safe.

    Thursday, March 26th 2020

Thanks alot Alex …

Thursday, March 26th 2020

As usual, it was a ripe lesson that I enjoyed.
Wherever I eat in a country, in another restaurant or at home, I often need mustard with meat. Unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult to have it, for example in Italy. In this case, the meat tastes bland for me.
Thanks Alex.
I’m not sure that a ripe lesson is really appropriate in the context ?? Ripe is mature in my mind ??

Thursday, March 26th 2020

    Ripe works in this context! It’s not super common to use it in this way, but I totally get what you mean.

    I love boiled sausages and mustard.

    Thursday, March 26th 2020

Hi Alex, I want to thank you for you lessons and kindness. I started with Engvid 2 years ago, and next june I am going to pass a exam, in english of course!
Thanks very much.

Thursday, March 26th 2020

    That’s great, Rey! I’m so happy to see long-time supporters of EngVid and to hear their success stories. Good luck with your exam! Which one are you taking?

    Thursday, March 26th 2020

      Hi Alex, it’s a Linguaskill (Bulats). If I am here today I owe it to you. Thanks very much.

      Thursday, March 26th 2020

        That’s a tough one. Good luck!

        Friday, March 27th 2020

I like bitter chocolate and sour milk!

Thursday, March 26th 2020

    Sour milk? @_@ But WHYYYYYYYYY?!

    Thursday, March 26th 2020

      Hi Alex,

      sour milk is something excellent, when it is cold, taken right out of fridge and eaten with the potatoes, it is someting scrumptious !!!

      However, please, Alex, where is the difference between FLAVOR and TASTE. I looked up both the words in the dictionary and they have the same definition. Are they intetchangeable ?
      Thank you,
      Adriana

      Friday, March 27th 2020

        I fully agree, adrijana. Alex – Valery and adrijana are obviously referring to zsiadłe mleko. You know, summer midday in the countryside, outdoor meal, new patatoes, dill and soured milk (curds?). Ecstasy.
        As for flavor, it applies to both smell and taste, doesn’t it? Which is quite confusing. It’s also surprising that sweet, sour are flavors, not tastes. Greetings.

        Friday, March 27th 2020

          Thanks, tomek. Chyba juz dlugo nie mialem mleko takie, ale czuje smak jak mysle o tym!

          Now I want mashed potatoes with milk and butter…

          Friday, March 27th 2020

        Adrijana, when you go to an ice cream parlor, you choose from different “flavors.” You can say “My favourite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate.” You can’t really replace “flavor” with “taste” in this context. The ice cream tastes (verb) sweet. It has a good taste!

        I hope this helps a little. And thank you for the sour milk clarification!

        Friday, March 27th 2020

      i think he meant yougurt teacher

      Friday, April 10th 2020

Excellent lesson Alex, thank you !

Thursday, March 26th 2020

    You’re very welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Thursday, March 26th 2020

Thank you Alex! I love bitter coffee and sour lemon :)

Thursday, March 26th 2020

That’s great to hear! Good luck with your studies.

Thursday, March 26th 2020

God bless you :) …

Thursday, March 26th 2020

    Thank you, idoo. All the best to you as well.

    Friday, March 27th 2020

I love pretty much all kinds of food, specially salty food and beer, i enjoy fruit and vegetables as well. On weekends i could use a bit of junk food, just a bit. And about you Alex?

Thursday, March 26th 2020

    woops! I made a mistake. At the end I meant to say; How about you Alex?

    Thursday, March 26th 2020

thank you , great lesson

Friday, March 27th 2020

Hello, Alex. Thank you a lot, I learned a couple of new words. I’d like to ask if there is an adjective to describe jelly-like food. For example, if eggs are underfried, they look like jelly.

Friday, March 27th 2020

    Hmm, good question. I’d probably just say they’re a little undercooked or a little loose, jiggly, or jelly-like/jellyish. Sorry, no formal words are coming to my mind. Any other examples of jelly-like foods? Maybe jellyfish at a Chinese restaurant?

    Friday, March 27th 2020

      Thanks for answering. The only example I can think of is a Russian traditional food called “cholodets”:) In Russia we call such kind of food something like “trembler” or “shivering”.

      Saturday, March 28th 2020

Hello,
great lesson – thanks a lot!
I’m german and the english word ‘to cook’
is usually translated as ‘kochen’.
This means to prepare some food in boiling water.
But the way ‘to cook’ was used in this lesson it seems to have a more general meaning
also encompassing grilling, roasting etc.
(Overcooked = burned chicken). Is this the case?
Thanks & regards!

Friday, March 27th 2020

    Yes, in English, to cook simply means to prepare food by using a stove, an oven, a barbecue, etc. It’s different from to bake, which refers to the same but with cakes, cookies, etc.

    Friday, March 27th 2020

Hi Alex thank you for spending your time teaching us such incredible lessons and for sharing your gift of teaching with us and thank you for being such a wonderful teacher……sure, trying to swallow mealy foods is so hard for everyone…..

Friday, March 27th 2020

    I took a bite into an apple today and threw it out because it was too mealy. Yuck.

    Friday, March 27th 2020

Thank you. Mealy and soggy are new words for me.

Friday, March 27th 2020

    Nice! I’m glad you picked up some new words.

    Friday, March 27th 2020

Thanks Alex!! Great lesson, as always. Your examples are excellent!!

Friday, March 27th 2020

    Thanks! I’m glad the examples were clear and that you enjoyed the lesson. Good luck with your studies!

    Friday, March 27th 2020

Hello Alex, thank you for your videos. You teach very well. In this lesson I got 100%. This subject about flavors and texture is very important. Normally I have been drinking all things bitter, without sugar.Like a coffee, lemonade, wine and so on.

Friday, March 27th 2020

    Everyone’s tastes are different. I like my drinks plain or a little sweet. For coffee, I usually just add a little milk, and I drink my tea black.

    Friday, March 27th 2020

Thank you a lot! I like salty snacks and sweet desserts)

Friday, March 27th 2020

Nice tshirt

Friday, March 27th 2020

That is a good lesson. I’m a begginer but I understand the class :-D

Friday, March 27th 2020

thank you for this lesson
I’ve scored 90/100.
There was many new vocabularies for me in this lesson.
I guess i should repeat the lesson many times to memorize those vocabularies.

Saturday, March 28th 2020

It is an interesting lesson, especially you teach it. Thanks.

Sunday, March 29th 2020

10/10. Thank you Alex for extension of my vocabulary. Savory soup, mealy apples, mushy potatoes is absolutely new for me. BTW I prefer sweet and sour Chinese food.

Sunday, March 29th 2020

I would like to have a sweet and savory food for my Dinner, though i am still a bit full from the lunch today. am i using the correct English words?

Sunday, March 29th 2020

Your explanation was very clear and enjoyable

Sunday, March 29th 2020

Hi ,

Thanks you for the restaurant vocabulary.
I learnt vocabulary and grammar English for speaking reading and writing
Your videos help me a lots

Sunday, March 29th 2020

This vocabulary is very useful Alex, I liked it, your examples were so good! thanks a million!

Monday, March 30th 2020

Alex thanks!! for your explanation, it’s a lesson very interesting.

Monday, March 30th 2020

I’v just drunk a delicioius green tea with fresh mint from my little garden while learning new vocabulary with you. I prefer savoury and spicy to sweet and I’m very curious about foreign foods using coloured fruits and tasty vegetables as oldest varieties still naturally grown. I’m very fond of nature. Many thanks to you.

Monday, March 30th 2020

Your lesson was really Rich and Heavy ..
Thank you so much

Tuesday, March 31st 2020

i want to know about that q:3. The adjective used to describe something that has not been cooked is:
??

Tuesday, March 31st 2020

Thanks Alex sir,you are teaching so good and your pronunciation is too fluent.love from India.

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Great practice Alex.

I love Mexican spicy food. Tacos al pastor for me are the best!!!

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Thank you so much, I have learned some new adjectives.

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

i am from Venezuela. excelent lesson, thank you. i learned some words about flavors and tastes food. good bless you

Friday, April 3rd 2020

Hi Alex! I learned a lot of vocabulary related to foods which are nice, thank you.

Friday, April 3rd 2020

hi
you didn’t mention “tangy”.
isn’t it common?

Friday, April 3rd 2020

Hi Alex, I got 10 correct out of 10,thank you, i got a lot of new words,it was a useful lesson.

Saturday, April 4th 2020

thank you. its a g reat video with amazing teacher.And I also want tp tell you,you are look like Ricky Gervais.

Saturday, April 4th 2020

Very interesting. You´re a good teacher.

Monday, April 6th 2020

Excellent class Alex. Thanks

Tuesday, April 7th 2020

Thank you . I’ve learnt new things to day because of you. I like how you teach.

Tuesday, April 7th 2020

Thank you teacher, Im repaet this lesson because 10/6 but you my best teacher :)

Wednesday, April 8th 2020

thnx alex your lesson rich of information
i learned a lot from you beside i loved your teaching way
bless you and i want lot of your lesson

Thursday, April 9th 2020

nice way to teatching i like you
you are crunchy!!!

Thursday, April 9th 2020

    CRUNCHY IS ONLY FOR FOOD NOT PEOPLE

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

Thank you very much! The only problem now is that I have to eat something after your lesson 😉

Friday, April 10th 2020

    SAME

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

i got 9 correct out of 10
i learned vocabulary that i had never know before
thank you Alex

Saturday, April 11th 2020

I like this lesson especially you used props making the lesson very relaxed and approachable. Practical in daily life and not too heavy in a 20-min video. Can you give me a couple of sentences using savory or decadent in them. I don’t usually hear these two words that much.
Due to Covid-19, our school has totally switched to online learning. Your video with props is good model to imitate! I use Studio within Canvas platform. In recording your video, what app or program did you use?

Tuesday, April 14th 2020

Many thanks Alex. I have learned some new works and enjoyed the way you teach. Best regards from Israel.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020

Hi Alex, thanks for this lesson. I learn some more vocabularies about food today. In France, we can take ” un café gourmand” not a gourmet. It’s a coffee with some small cakes or sweets. How do you say for this?
I like your tee-shirts. You are so fun and your lessons too.
Take care, Alex.

Thursday, April 23rd 2020

thanks

Wednesday, April 29th 2020

You are perfect teacher, thanks a lot.

Sunday, May 3rd 2020

I love your all lessons. as if I watch theater :)
by the way i love salty snacks!

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

You are perfect teacher! Thanks.

Thursday, May 7th 2020

Yes, 10 out of 10. Thanks Alex.

Friday, May 8th 2020

Alex, perfect class. It was great way to improve the vocabulary. Thanks a lot.

Monday, May 11th 2020

Hi, Alex.There is a dish called mapo tofu in Chinese restaurant. The flavor is not only spicy, but also makes my lips and tongue red and hocus. I wanner know how to describe the flavor in English. Thank you! I have watched some of your videos. They are very helpful because they are common, and close to our life. I will keep going.

Monday, May 11th 2020

Hi, Alex! Thank you for this lesson and all lessons that you have done. Its so so interesting and useful!
I am from Ukraine, so I used to eat not spicy food like you. When I lived in China it was so hard to find habitual food. There was a lot of fatty and greasy meals, too spicy and absolutely not delicious foods. Some food was bland. You can’t imagine how looks their fast food. Burgers and burgers and fries are so so oily. I was missing Ukrainian food. delicious nutritious borsch, light salads, cheese and coffee. There weren’t coffee and cheese. Actually there were, but its were hard to find and expensive to buy. So now I am at home and I am so happy to brew a cup of coffee, to eat juicy fruits, crunchy home potatoes and my habitual food.

Sunday, May 24th 2020

Thank you Alex for the interesting lesson.

What about well-done, medium-done, etc. food/steak?

Thursday, July 2nd 2020
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