Vegetables are plants or parts of a plant that is eaten as food. The word “vegetable” is used to mean both the plant and the edible part. Vegetables vocabulary in English is good to learn especially if you are interseted in cooking, eating, nutrition and healthy food. Names of vegetables are abundant, but you are expected to learn some basic vegetable names with their pronunciations. Before we go on let’s learn what they are in English?
A vegetable is edible plant such as stems, leaves and roots. Some examples are potato, onion, bean and carrot. Vegetables differ from the fruits according to their taste and structure. Vegetables are not sweet, and they can be any part of a plant. However, fruits have sweet taste, and they are the fleshy product of a tree or other plant with seeds in them.
- Herbs are any plant that are used for flavouring, medical purposes, or perfume.
- Spices are aromatic powdery vegetable products that are used for seasoning or preserving food.
- A vegetarian is someone who does not eat meat. This can be because of health, religious or moral concerns.
Table of Contents
⬤ Pictures of vegetables with pronunciations
⬤ Names of vegetables in English
- zucchini (U.S.)
- spring onion
- Brussels sprouts
- chilli pepper
❯❯ Herbs and spices
❯❯ Fast food
⬤ Vegetables game
⬤ Flip cards
⬤ Learn in context
Example sentences about vegetables:
- It is a carrot.
- This is a potato.
- These are onions.
- There are four tomatoes in the basket.
- I like mushrooms.
- I don’t like beans.
- He doesn’t like cabbage.
- You should eat vegetables regularly.
- I bought a kilo of spinach.
- I like fresh vegetable.
- She likes eating fresh vegetables.
- Ahmed likes vegetables.
- This vegetable has a nice smell.
- There are a lot of vegetable fields here.
- Eggplant is a summer vegetable.
Questions and answers about vegetables
- What is this? – This is a turnip.
- Do you like olives? – Yes, I like olives.
- Does Sarah like pepper? – Yes, she likes pepper.
- Would you like some vegetable? – Yes, please.
- Which vegetable do you like most? – I like potatoes most.
- Do you peel a zucchini? – Yes, I do.
- What is your favourite vegetable? – My favourite vegetable is tomato.
- How much is a kilo of corn? – 8 dollars.
- Where does olives grow in the world? – Olives grow in the Mediterranean .
- How do you eat pumpkin? – I peel and cut the pumpkin.
Vegetables are very good for our health, so everybody should eat them regularly. There are many reasons for this. First, you don’t always cook them. You can eat some of them fresh. Second, it is very easy to find. They grow everywhere. Third, they have fiber that is very good for digestion. In addition, they have low calories. So you don’t gain weight. Moreover, vegetables prevent some diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Beside these, they have vitamins and minerals. Lastly, they have very good taste and smell. You have many reasons to include vegetables in your food habits.
⬤ Exercises about vegetables
|• Activity worksheet|
|• Word scramble game worksheet|
|• Word search puzzle worksheet|
External resource links:
You can watch a video about vegetableshere. You can also play games about vegetables vocabulary And this is a pdf flashcards exercise.