FOOD (vocabulary and activities)
FOOD (civilization)






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(Updated on 24/05/2016)



Related pages :

American food
British food
Food around the world


Pictures :

21 snacks that explain our delicious world
"The world spends about $374 billion each year on snack foods — and it's not all just a bunch of empty calories.
You can often learn a surprising amount about a country by its junk food, whether it's Russia's red caviar potato chips 
or Britain's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry. So here's a rundown of some of the most distinctive snacks across the globe
and what they tell us about how the world works."


The United Hot Dogs of America
"Hot dogs have become an integral part of the American barbecue,
and this Fourth of July there are bound to be thousands of weenies getting grilled in backyards across the country."



Fast  food and sandwiches  vocabulary - with pictures
+ Lessons that might be related to Fast  food and sandwiches 



Junk food icons

Junk food


A better diet


Junk food ads

"Take a seat and watch the 200 junk food ads during Saturday morning cartoons
- 8 of them every 10 minutes.
On average, children will watch 40,000 TV ads per year.
One fourth will sell candy, empty cereals, fast food, and soft drinks,
all using creative and alluring cartoon icons to peddle empty nutrition."


The Fast Food Capital of Texas



Vocabulary :

  • Junk food "is food that is unhealthy and/or has poor nutritional value, according to the Food Standards Agency (UK)."
  • Junk food (
    1 : food that is high in calories but low in nutritional content
    2 : something that is appealing or enjoyable but of little or no real value


Facts :

  • Diet swap experiment reveals junk food's harm to gut - 28 April 2015
    "Researchers asked people to switch diets for two weeks - 20 US volunteers moved to a low-fat, high-fibre diet while 20 volunteers from rural Africa were asked to eat more "junk" food..."

  • San Francisco to ban toys in unhealthy fast-food meals
    "San Francisco has passed a law barring fast-food restaurants from giving away toys with children's meals that do not meet nutritional guidelines."

    "The law limits toys with meals containing more than
    600 calories or excessive fat, salt and sugar."


  • Fast Food Fact Finder - interactive
    "Try our fun interactive tool to find out more about common fast food items - you may be surprised! You can also pick out a meal and see how the calories add up."



  • Leisure centre 'junk food' alert
    "Vending machines stocked with unhealthy snacks in leisure centres run the risk of fuelling childhood obesity, warn experts...
    Children's meals on offer at the 35 venues spot-checked were dominated by chips, nuggets, sausages and burgers...
    it should be made a requirement that vending machines in publicly owned facilities are stocked with healthier products...
    Confectionery, crisps and sugary fizzy drinks have been banned from all school vending machines in England since September 2007."


  • France, Land of Epicures, Gets Taste for McDonald’s - an article
    Article recommended by Renée Maufroid

  • Junk food advert code launched
    "A global campaign aimed at reducing the marketing of unhealthy food to children has been launched."




  • Junk food banned in school meals (BBC)
    "School dinners in England will be free from chocolate, crisps, fizzy drinks
    and "low-quality" meat from the autumn, the government has announced."

  • The junk food smugglers (BBC)
    "The drive to promote healthy eating in schools is giving rise to an unexpected black market in junk food
    among children who are refusing to change their eating habits."


Listening :




Conversation questions :

  • Junk food - a discussion (
    Register first.



INTERACTIVE activities :



  • Food in the USA - What can you order in the following fast food restaurants ? (Ac. Caen)
    " Match the items on the right with the items on the left."


Activities TO PRINT :


Lesson plans :

  • Emergency junk food flown to earthquake town (November 21, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The residents of a town cut off by last week's New Zealand earthquake have received a somewhat unusual but welcome air delivery."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels:    Level 4  or  Level 5
  • McDonald's restaurant to offer all-you-can-eat fries (April 19, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A new McDonald's restaurant that will soon open in the USA will offer all-you-can-eat French fries.
    The new store in St. Joseph, Missouri, is set to open in July."
  • Junk food - UPDATED
    "Ce scénario propose une tâche finale de prise de parole en interaction sur un sujet motivant pour les élèves puisqu’il concerne la "malbouffe".
    Le niveau visé est le niveau B1."

    (Ac. Toulouse)
  • McDonald's Pulls Out of Iceland - a lesson plan
    "McDonald’s restaurants in Iceland sold their last hamburgers on Saturday night as the fast food giant pulled out of the country.
    WARM-UPS :

    McDonald's pulls out of Iceland
    "McDonald's is to close its business in Iceland because the country's financial crisis has made it too expensive to operate its franchise."


  • JUNK FOOD - a lesson plan (Jean-Marc Gébelin - Académie de Grenoble)



Webquests :




  • Couch Potatoes
    "Watch the video and listen to Peter Carter, then play the game."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid



Games TO PRINT :



Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille normale.)


Junk food


Animations and Videos :





  • English in a Minute: Junk Food
    "What expression describes food that you may like but is not very health? This video will tell you all about "junk food."



  • The Men Who Made Us Fat E01 P1 + Part 2 + Part 3
    "Episode 1 of 3 Duration: 1 hour -
    Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Two thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four of us is classified as obese.
    In the first of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits, to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat now..."



  • Consequences
    PCRM's provocative new fast-food commercial draws attention to the link between heart disease deaths and fast food. Studies show that people who consume fast food are at a higher risk for obesity, a factor contributing to heart disease. High-fat, high-sodium offerings at fast-food restaurants include products such as KFC's Double Down Combo Meal, which has 45 grams of fat and 2,120 milligrams of sodium, and McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese Extra Value Meal, which has 61 grams of fat and 1,650 milligrams of sodium."


  • Fast Food - Video Snapshot
    "Watch this video clip on the topic of cell phones and answer the questions based on what you hear."


  • Europe - USA : Differences

    Pulp Fiction - Royale with cheese : Vincent and Jules talk about Europe. (YouTube)
    + Script (




  • Food Most Fowl (
    "Take a tour of Professor F Rankfurter's lab of horror, where you will witness the hideous creation of a junk meal.
    Discover the depths of depravity to which he sinks and the sickening consequences of his greed  if your stomach can stand it!"

    A Gap-fill exercise (Ac. Poitiers)




Cinema :

  • Over the Hedge
    "is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film, based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name...
    While scavenging for food, RJ the raccoon enters the cave of Vincent the bear, his only friend who has a large wagon full of human food taken from a nearby rest stop. RJ accidentally wakes Vincent from his hibernation, and in a race to escape, causes the stash to roll out onto the nearby highway and get run over. To avoid being eaten himself, RJ promises Vincent that he will completely replace the stash within the week..."



Songs :


  • Fast Food Folk Song - Rhett & Link
    "Yes! the guy's reaction is totally authentic. He had no idea we were coming, and he really got the order right (almost right).
    We couldn't believe it either, so we understand the questions...."

    LYRICS below the video on YouTube :
    "Iʼll start with a taco, soft like a cloud 
    I want mine crunchy, I like to eat loud. 
    Iʼll choose a chalupa, Iʼll grab a gordita, 
    and two taco salads for our senoritas..."



  • The Fast Food Song by Fast Food Rockers :
    - The VIDEO ( and the LYRICS (



  • Candyman - a song (
    "Who can take tomorrow,
    Dip it in a dream?
    Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream,
    The candyman? The Candyman can, the candyman can &"

  • Candy Man - Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
    (You Tube)

  • Pizza Pie - a song with the lyrics (

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett > (
    - with the LYRICS