World food worksheets
A set of colourful vocabulary matching worksheets about different cuisines and food around the world.
For the first worksheet above the answers are –
1 Tom Yum Soup (Thailand), 2 Fish and Chips (England), 3 Bibimbap (Korea), 4 Spaghetti Meatballs (Italy)
5 Kim Chi (Korea) 6 Kebab (Turkey/Greece), 7 Sausage (Germany) 8 Borscht (Ukraine/Russia)
9 Curry (India), 10 Sushi (Japan), 11 Paella (Spain) 12 Hotdog (The USA)
13 Croissant (France), Dumplings (China), Spring Rolls (Vietnam), Nachos (Mexico).
World food worksheet 2
Here 16 more world cuisines that are different from worksheet 1. The answers and nationalities for this handout are –
1 Devilled Eggs (many variations in Europe), 2 Satay Sticks (Indonesia), 3 Pad Thai (Thailand), 4 – Fondue (Switzerland)
5 Dim Sum (China), 6 Tapas (Spain), 7 Hamburger (The USA), 8 Baguette (France)
9 Nasi Goreng (Malaysia), 10 Falafel (Egypt and other Middle-Eastern countries), 11 Pavlova (Australia/New Zealand) 12 Fried Chicken (everywhere!)
13 Taco (Mexico), 14 Pretzel (Germany), 15 Pizza (Italy) 16 Onigiri (Japan).
Easy food around the world worksheet
An easy world cuisine worksheet for elementary learners that has 12 of the most commonly known international dishes.
The answers here are –
1 Curry 2, Burger
3 Fish and Chips, 4 Spaghetti
5 Sushi, 6 Baguette
7 Dumplings, 8 Kebab/Doner Kebab/Gyro
9 Taco, 10 Noodles
11 Sausage, 12 Kim Chi
Further world food activities
Once the class has finished matching the dishes on one of the worksheets, see if they can name the countries that they come from. The countries of origin have been included with the answers to the first 2 sheets. Note that there is some dispute over which dishes originated where and if you really want to get deep into that topic you can do further research.
Another activity is to ask the students what ingredients are in each dish. For higher-level classes, you can get them to write recipes. Finally, you can ask the class to describe dishes from their home countries.
For discussion classes, you can follow up with the fast food conversation questions.