Expressions Quiz: Food

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of common English expressions used when talking about Food.

Read each sentence and choose the answer with the closest meaning to the words in italics.

1. My sister has a sweet tooth.

has tooth decay
likes sweet food
has put on weight
a) has tooth decay b) likes sweet food c) has put on weight

2. Johnny would always grab a bite on his way to school.

have a quick snack
have a big meal
steal some food
a) have a quick snack b) have a big meal c) steal some food

3. Maria was being eaten alive by mosquitoes.

bitten continuously
bitten to death
bitten a few times
a) bitten continuously b) bitten to death c) bitten a few times

4. They were poor kids, so they'd eat us out of house and home whenever they came by.

ask us for food to take home
eat all the food in our house
eat as much as they could
a) ask us for food to take home b) eat all the food in our house c) eat as much as they could

5. When I was young I ate like a horse and I never got fat.

ate lots of food
ate very little
was a vegetarian
a) ate lots of food b) ate very little c) was a vegetarian

6. When I was young I ate like a bird and I never got fat.

ate lots of food
ate very little
was a vegetarian
a) ate lots of food b) ate very little c) was a vegetarian

7. Our friends from France have a weakness for rich desserts.

can't digest
can't enjoy
can't resist
a) can't digest b) can't enjoy c) can't resist

8. After he stopped coughing, Marcus said, "Oh my God! A peanut went down the wrong way."

entered the windpipe
entered the stomach
entered the mouth
a) entered the windpipe b) entered the stomach c) entered the mouth

9. Every night Dad would say, "Eat your vegetables, kids. They're good for you."

tasty
healthy
fattening
a) tasty b) healthy c) fattening

10. I'm worried about grandma. The nurse says she is off her food again.

isn't eating enough
can't taste anything
can't eat anything
a) isn't eating enough b) can't taste anything c) can't eat anything

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.

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