Food/Talking about Food

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Part 1: General Conversation


  • Do you eat breakfast every day?
  • Do you ever skip breakfast? If so, how often and why?
  • Did you drink coffee this morning?
  • What have you eaten so far today?

Eating preferences

  • Are you a vegetarian?
  • Do you eat …
    • meat?
    • pork?
    • beef?
  • How often do you eat fresh fruit?
  • Are there any foods that you wouldn't eat as a child that you eat now?
    • Do you like peas and carrots? How about spinach?
  • Do you know someone who struggles with an eating disorder?
  • Have you ever been a diet? If so, how long did you stay on it?
  • Are you concerned about your daily calorie intake when choosing something to eat?
  • Do you drink …
    • milk every day?
    • tea every day?
    • coffee for breakfast?
  • At what times do you usually eat your meals?
    • breakfast?
    • lunch?
    • dinner?
  • Did you eat lunch today?
  • Do you always eat dinner with your family?
  • Do you always eat vegetables?
  • If you were on death row, what would you request for your last meal?

Cooking at home

  • Do you cook? If yes, what food do you cook the most often?
  • Do you like to cook? Why or why not?
  • Can you cook well?
  • Are you a good cook?
  • Do you like …
    • Chinese food?
    • German food?
    • American food?
    • Italian food?
  • What country's food do you like the most?
  • Do you like to try new food and drinks?

Going out

  • Do you prefer to eat at a restaurant or at home?
  • Do you have a favorite cafe? If so, where is it? Why do you like it?
  • What is the most expensive restaurant that you have ever been to?
    • What did you eat there?
    • When did you go?
    • Who did you go with?
  • Do you like to eat some desserts after dinner?
  • What is the cheapest place to eat that you know?
    • About how much is a meal?
    • Where is it?
    • How often do you go there?
  • What kind of beverages do you usually drink?
  • What kind of desserts do you like to eat?
  • What restaurant in this city do you recommend?
    • Why is it a good place?
    • About how much does a meal cost?
    • What special foods do you eat on holidays? (Christmas, New Year's Day, etc.)
  • Have you ever had pot-luck?
  • What would you bring to a pot-luck lunch?
  • Do you like brunch?
  • What is the strangest food you have ever tried?
  • Do you have any food allergies?

fast Food

  • Do you believe that "we are what we eat?"
  • What do you think about super-sizing?
  • Should fast food restaurants serve healthier food?


  • Do you like pizza?
  • What is your favorite pizza topping?
  • How often do you order pizza to your home?
  • Are there pizzerias near your home that deliver pizzas?
  • How do you make pizza at home?

Part 2: Responding to Visual Prompts