Answer Key: Cooking Lessons for L2 Learners

Lesson Plan: Receipe for Language:  English +Cooking!

II. While Reading Tasks: Word Inference

  1. dub |dəb| verb (dubs, dubbing, dubbed) give an unofficial name or nickname to (someone or something): the media dubbed anorexia “the slimming disease.”
  2. refugees |ˌrefyo͝oˈjē, ˈrefyo͝oˌjē| nouna person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster: tens of thousands of refugees fled their homes
  3. helmed |helm| verb [ with obj. ] manage the running of: the magazine he helmed in the late eighties.
  4. adjust |əˈjəst| adapt or become used to a new situation: she must be allowed to grieve and to adjust in her own way.
  5. roti |ˈrōtē| noun (pl. rotis) Indian-bread, esp. a flat round bread cooked on a griddle.
  6. document  |ˈdäkyəˌment| verb-record (something) in written, photographic, or other form: the photographer spent years documenting the lives of miners.
  7. sociable |ˈsōSHəbəl| adjective-willing to talk and engage in activities with other people; friendly: being a sociable person, John loved  entertaining.
  8. recipe |ˈresəˌpē| noun-a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required: a traditional Indonesian recipe.
  9. means |mēnz| pl.noun -money; financial resources: a man of modest but independent means.
  10. savors |ˈsāvər| verb-taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it completely: gourmets will want to savor our game specialties.

Reading Comprehension: Word -Recognition

“It’s the third time the class has been taught. And along the way, the instructors say they’ve learned some lessons of their own. For instance, Fitzgerald says in the first round of classes, they started off by teaching recipes like quinoa salad. But, they quickly realized the students weren’t digging the flavors. That’s when they started teaching recipes that used flavors and ingredients more familiar to the students, who mostly come from Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.”