Food idioms 食品成语(上)

更新时间 2012年 12月 6日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间10:51




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"I've heard British people say a lot of phrases about food like 'this is not my cup of tea,' or 'oh, it's just a piece of cake.' So I think that is quite interesting. So can you tell me more phrases that are related to food?"

Jin Lu

This week's question comes from Jin Lu, the top prize winner of the 21st Century English Speaking Competition in 2010. She finds food idioms fascinating and would like to know more.

It's true that food plays an important part in the English language and people use food idioms all the time.

If you look in any dictionary you will be amazed at how many food-related phrases and idioms there are. Here are just three: 'the apple of her father's eye'; 'to make her home as warm as toast' and 'to bring home the bacon'.

You will find that some food idioms are easier to understand than others because they are often culturally specific.

This Q and A programme will help you appreciate the taste buds of British people while learning some of the most frequently used food idioms.

This week we feature a dialogue between Kaz and Katie. Come and find out all the idioms they use.

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