Tastes Worksheet (Beginner ESL)

Tastes Worksheet (ESL/EFL)

ESL Level: Beginner / Elementary

This is a basic ESL worksheet I made for my grade 3 & 4 students. Feel free to download and edit it.

ESL Worksheet Instructions:

Use it however you want. In my class, I put the students in pairs and then had them write in foods that were sweet, sour, etc in the blank space next to the taste. Since it's difficult to spell many food names, this activity is good practice for "How do you spell (food item -- e.g. chocolate)?" and writing the alphabet. After they wrote two or three items beside each taste, I had them look at their sheet and present two sentences to the class (e.g. "Popcorn is salty / Grapefruit is sour.").

That's all. With tastes, there are many kinds of dialogues and food-related activities you can do. For example

  • A: How are you?
  • B: I'm hungry.
  • A: Here you are (giving the student a flashcard with food on it, e.g. a strawberry)
  • B: Oh, it's sweet. Thank you...

Et cetera. Good luck.

Download the file here: TASTES-worksheet-ESL.doc

Here is a preview of the taste ESL worksheet:

Tastes ESL Beginner Worksheet

Tastes: sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, salty


- ESL worksheet made by Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com

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5 comments on “Tastes Worksheet (Beginner ESL)

  1. Anonymous (Posted on 11-6-2013 at 03:56) Reply

    thank you it was a great help

  2. fatma (Posted on 2-21-2014 at 00:57) Reply

    i want to lear engish for good and want to fin good job i

  3. Mary (Posted on 11-11-2015 at 14:59) Reply

    How can i teach about 5 tastes to beginner ESL stutents who even dont know what the word “taste” is?

    1. mb Post author (Posted on 11-11-2015 at 19:05) Reply

      Teach them the names of food first. Then act out eating the food (e.g. a lemon). Make a ‘sour’ face. This will show them the meaning of sour. Then do the same with other foods.

  4. Mary (Posted on 11-12-2015 at 02:20) Reply

    Thank you so much. It will be so helpful.

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