● Do you like desserts?
● Do you like eating cakes?
● Have you ever made cakes?
● What are the special cakes in your country?
1. Do you like desserts?
(Answer) Yes, I do.
(Give a reason for your answer) Eating desserts after meals make me feel more productive and positive. I’m sure you’ve turned to a box of chocolates or gobbled down an apple pie on a “bad day” so that you could feel there’s still hope left in the world. Nothing can give you more pleasure than eating your favourite dessert. And this feeling is vital to your well-being.
2. Do you like eating cakes?
(Answer) I must admit that I have a sweet tooth, so cakes are my favourite kind of food.
(Give a reason for your answer) I’m into the habit of eating different kinds of cakes at the end of every week as a treat to myself. Somehow, this is my unique strategy to cope with stress related to the work-life balance. Almost every kind of cake suits my tastes.
3. Have you ever made cakes?
(Answer) Unfortunately, I haven’t.
(Give a reason for your answer) I have read the recipes for my favourite cakes sometimes, but they are by no means simple. However, I would love to try baking cookies or making a mousse in the future.
4. What are the special cakes in your country?
(Answer) There is a wide range of Vietnamese cakes you shouldn’t miss when you visit my country. (Give a reason for your answer) Firstly, the square glutinous rice cake (banh chung) is a must-eat dish at Tet festival in Vietnam. It has a square shape and symbolizes the earth. This cake is made from glutinous rice wrapped in green “dong” leaves. The filling is made from mung bean, pork belly. Besides, banh xeo is famous with Vietnamese people and tourists from around the world for its great taste. Banh xeo is a crispy yellow turmeric crepe with nutritious ingredients such as shrimps, pork belly, mushrooms, bean sprouts.
Vocabulary from Food
have a sweet tooth Meaning: enjoy sugary food
Example: My brother has a sweet tooth and I’m afraid that he will become obese.
productive [adj]: resulting in or providing a large amount or supply of something.
Eg: He had an amazingly productive five years in which he managed to write four novels.
well-being [n]: the state of feeling healthy and happy.
Eg: People doing yoga benefit from an increased feeling of well-being.
in the habit of [expression]: if you are in the habit of doing something, you do it regularly or often.
Eg: They were in the habit of giving two or three dinner parties a month.
cope with [v]: deal with.
Eg: It must be really hard to cope with three young children and a job.
(to) suit one’s tastes [expression]: be suitable to what somebody likes or prefers .
Eg: A beautifully striped dress will be likely to suit Linda’s taste.
by no means [expression]: not at all.
Eg: It is by no means clear what the president can do to end the strike.
nutritious [adj]: very good for you, containing many of the substances which help the body to grow.
Eg: My mother always gives us tasty and nutritious meals.