English Vocabulary for Kitchen Verbs

Learn Common Kitchen Verbs in English

This is a lesson to help you learn common kitchen and cooking verbs in English. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

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Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "kitchen verbs" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

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"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "kitchen verbs" category:
  • whisk, bake, barbecue, blend, boil, eat, fry, grate, grill, mix, pour, roll, sieve, slice, spread, stir, taste, wash
whisk

whisk

  • To whisk means to beat a mixture quickly with a utensil called a whisk, often used for making scrambled eggs or mixing cake batter.
  • You can whisk ingredients together to make a smooth and fluffy texture.
  • When making pancakes, it's important to whisk the batter until it's free of lumps.
bake

bake

  • To bake is to cook food, such as bread, cookies, or cakes, in an oven using dry heat.
  • People often bake delicious treats like chocolate chip cookies or apple pie.
  • The sweet aroma of freshly baked bread can fill the entire kitchen.
barbecue

barbecue

  • To barbecue means to cook food, usually meat or vegetables, on a grill or barbecue, often outdoors.
  • Many people enjoy barbecuing burgers and hot dogs during summer picnics.
  • The smoky flavor of barbecued ribs is a favorite at cookouts.
blend

blend

  • To blend is to mix different ingredients or substances together until they become smooth and well combined.
  • Smoothies are made by blending fruits, yogurt, and ice until they're creamy.
  • Chefs often blend spices and herbs to create flavorful sauces.
boil

boil

  • To boil means to heat a liquid, such as water, until it reaches its boiling point and forms bubbles and steam.
  • We usually boil water to cook pasta or make hot tea.
  • Boiling vegetables can soften them and make them ready to eat.
eat

eat

  • To eat is to consume food by putting it in your mouth, chewing, and swallowing.
  • We eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner to nourish our bodies and satisfy our hunger.
  • It's important to eat a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, and proteins.
fry

fry

  • To fry is to cook food in hot oil or fat, often in a pan or deep fryer.
  • French fries are made by frying potato slices until they're golden and crispy.
  • You can fry chicken in a skillet to make it crispy and flavorful.
grate

grate

  • To grate means to shred food into small pieces by rubbing it against a grater, often used for cheese or vegetables.
  • You can grate carrots to add a fresh crunch to salads.
  • Grated cheese is a popular topping for pizza and pasta dishes.
grill

grill

  • To grill is to cook food over an open flame or hot coals, often on a barbecue grill.
  • Grilled vegetables and kebabs are delicious options for outdoor grilling.
  • Many people enjoy the smoky flavor of grilled burgers and steaks.
mix

mix

  • To mix means to combine different ingredients or substances together by stirring or blending.
  • When making chocolate chip cookies, you need to mix the dough thoroughly.
  • Salad dressing is made by mixing oil, vinegar, and seasonings together.
pour

pour

  • To pour is to transfer a liquid from one container to another, often by tipping or tilting the first container.
  • You can pour milk over cereal for a tasty breakfast.
  • Chefs often pour sauce over pasta to add flavor to the dish.
roll

roll

  • To roll is to shape something into a cylindrical or rounded form, often using a rolling pin.
  • Bakers roll out dough to make pie crusts and cookies.
  • You can roll sushi by placing ingredients on a sheet of seaweed and rolling it tightly.
sieve

sieve

  • To sieve is to pass a substance, such as flour or powdered sugar, through a fine mesh or sieve to remove lumps or impurities.
  • Bakers often sieve flour before using it in cake or pastry recipes.
  • Sieved ingredients are smoother and help create better-textured dishes.
slice

slice

  • To slice is to cut food into thin, flat pieces, often using a knife or slicer.
  • You can slice bread to make sandwiches or slice fruits like apples and oranges for snacks.
  • Chefs often slice vegetables like cucumbers and tomatoes for salads.
spread

spread

  • To spread is to apply a thin layer of a substance, such as butter, jam, or mayonnaise, evenly over a surface.
  • People often spread peanut butter on bread to make sandwiches.
  • Spreading cream cheese on a bagel is a delicious breakfast option.
stir

stir

  • To stir is to mix ingredients in a circular or back-and-forth motion, often with a spoon or utensil.
  • When making soup, it's important to stir the ingredients to distribute the flavors evenly.
  • Cooking pasta requires occasional stirring to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.
taste

taste

  • To taste is to sample or try food to evaluate its flavor and quality.
  • Chefs often taste their dishes while cooking to adjust seasonings.
  • When baking, it's fun to taste the cookie dough to check for sweetness.
wash

wash

  • To wash means to clean something, such as dishes or fruits, by using water and often soap.
  • We should always wash our hands before preparing or eating food.
  • Washing vegetables and fruits under running water helps remove dirt and pesticides.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.