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Snacks and desserts in Britain

Vocabulary exercises to help learn words for some snacks and desserts in Britain.


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Beginner: A1


i like to eat chocolate cake، ice cream, cake and crisps. where i live typical snacks are them all except pies.

For desserts I like all sort of cakes, but I prefer chocolate cake more.
Where I live typical desserts are muffin, biscuits and nuts.......

I like for dessert chocolate cake. Where I live typical desserts are biscuits and ice cream.

I usually like to eat pies, cakes, ice cream, nuts and chocolate cake

What do you like to eat for dessert? What are typical snacks where you live?

i like to eat for dessert: cake, cookies, cupcake and ice cream.
In my country the typical snacks are:
-Carrot pie
-Banana pie
-Sweet guava
-Milk rice, etc

i like to eat cake for dessert. The typical snacks in my country are dry fruits and candys of milk.

I like to eat ice cream , cake , chocolate and crisps for dessert although I don´t eat them very often , in my country the typical snacks are all of them too , but as a dessert we often eat fruits like banana , Orange , pineapple , papaya , peach , apple and pear
I think fruits are more healthful than sweet

I want to ask 2 questions and thanks to you.

1. what is different from chips and crisps.
They are both made from potatoes then fry. Are they the same one?

2. some nouns are chips, crisps, coins, crackers, nuts. When we use them to singular or plural verb ?

Hello mitykg,

Yes, both 'chips' and 'crisps' are made by frying potatoes. 'crisps' are very thin and we often buy them in a bag and eat them at room temperature. 'chips' are thicker and we usually eat them right after they have been fried.

Sometimes people get confused because in American English, 'chips' are what we call 'crisps' in British English. Similarly, 'chips' in British English are usually called 'fries' in American English.

When a noun is plural and is the subject of a verb, then the verb should be plural -- for example, 'Chips with vinegar are delicious'. But if a plural noun is the object of a verb, the verb can be singular when the subject of the verb is singular -- for example, 'She doesn't like chips with vinegar'.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello again mitykg,

'pence' is the plural form of the word 'penny' so actually we don't say 'one pence' but rather 'a penny'. This is one of a handful of nouns that have irregular plural forms in English. 'pound' is not irregular, i.e. 'pound' is singular and 'pounds' is plural. Though please note the word 'quid' (an informal term for 'pounds') is normally used in the plural.

You could speak of a 'chip' ('Can you give me a chip -- I'm only going to eat one') but you're right, most of the time it is used in the plural. 'crisp' and 'nut' are used in the same way as 'chip'. 'coin' can also be used in the singular and the plural. If you look these words up in the dictionary -- see my links above for a good online dictionary -- you can see example sentences for each.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team