Welcome to our free lesson Thai Street Food to give you practise for the IB English B exam. This is just one of the many lessons available to reinforce your learning so you feel confident when the IB English Language B exam day arrives. Our lessons are centred around five prescribed themes; identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organization and sharing the planet. These themes are featured in the reading, writing, speaking and listening parts of the exam.
Thai Street Food: Listening Practice
In this lesson, we will practice mainly our listening skills by learning about Thai Street food.
Thailand has some amazing Thai Street food and it is so cheap. Watch this video by Drew Binsky who takes you through the streets of Bangkok. Answer the questions in the video.
You will hear a reporter who visited Bangkok where he sampled some Thai Street Food.
There are many idioms and expression that are based on ‘food’. Here are a few that you may find useful to add to your vocabulary.
bad egg – a person who is often in trouble
butter someone up – be extra nice to someone (usually for selfish reasons)
nuts about something/someone – like a lot
one smart cookie – a very intelligent person
souped up – made more powerful or stylish
spice things up – make something more exciting
You can find more common idioms based on food here.
Here are the keywords and phrases covered in this lesson:
- buttery sweetcorn
- economic development
- food stalls
- food writer
- Thai Street Food
Answers for Exercise 2
1. True 2. True 3. False 4. True 5. False 6. False 7. True
8. short-sighted 9. culture 10. loyal 11. lose