50 Important Verbs in English for Daily Conversation

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2022-02-11・ 12094

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Learn the top 50 action verbs in English for daily conversation about the kitchen. Download the free PDF worksheet for this lesson here: http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com/free Download my free e-book: "5 Steps To Becoming A Confident English Speaker" http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com/free-ebook --------------------------------------------------------------------- English book recommendations: https://www.amazon.com/shop/speakenglishwithvanessa Subscribe and follow on social media! I'd love to meet you! YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theteachervanessa Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/englishwithvanessa/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/speakenglishwithvanessa Send us a postcard from your country: Speak English With Vanessa 825 C Merrimon Ave PMB # 278 Asheville, NC 28804 USA --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speak English With Vanessa helps English learners to speak American English fluently, naturally, and confidently. To become a fluent English speaker and have English conversations with a native English speaker, go to http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com

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Vanessa: Hi, I'm Vanessa  
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from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com. What's this?  What do you do with this? Let's talk about it. 
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Next, you need to whisk the ingredients, and then,  don't forget to brown the meat. "Huh? To whisk? To  
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brown? Isn't brown a color?" Well, don't worry.  Today, you are going to learn 50 common action  
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verbs that you can use in the kitchen to help you  never forget what you are about to learn. You can  
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download this free PDF worksheet that I have  created for you, my lovely students with all of  
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today's verbs, definitions, and sample sentences.  Plus, you can answer Vanessa's challenge question  
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at the bottom of the free worksheet. Click on the  link in the description to download the PDF today.  
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Let's get started with our first  category of action verbs in the kitchen. 
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The first category are kitchen verbs that  are also nouns. You can learn two things  
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for the price of one. I blend ingredients in  
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a blender, maybe to make a smoothie. My husband grinds coffee beans in the grinder. 
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Are you ready for this one? I toast a piece of toast in the toaster. 
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Oh my goodness, I toast a piece of toast in the  toaster. Unfortunately, I don't have any bread  
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in my house today, but you can imagine what this  does. I toast a piece of toast in the toaster. 
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I peel a carrot with peeler. I grate the cheese with a grater. 
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Notice that the T in grater sounds like a  D in American English. This is very common  
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that a T between vowel sounds will sound  like a D. I grate the cheese with a grater. 
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I strain my food with a strainer. Or you can  say, I strain my food through a strainer. 
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I open the can of tomatoes with a can opener. 
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I whisk the pancake batter with a whisk. Notice  that the H is silent. It only sounds like whisk. 
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I use a mixer to mix the ingredients. I don't  have a mixer, I always mix ingredients by hand. 
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I baste the turkey with a baster. I freeze meat in the freezer. 
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When I want to grill meat, I use the  grill. In the US, we say to grill  
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more often than to barbecue. I don't usually say,  when I want to barbecue meat, usually, I say,  
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when I want to grill meat, I use the grill. I chop the carrot. Or you could say,  
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I slice the carrot thinly. We also use  to slice for bread. I slice the bread. 
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I taste the sauce before I add more spices. I bake cookies in the oven.  
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Or, I roast a chicken in the oven. I use the tea kettle to boil some water. 
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I let the sauce simmer over low heat. I heat up my food in the microwave. But  
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we can also use a fun word, to nuke. I  nuke my food in the microwave, nuke it.  
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I nuke my food in the microwave. I fry bacon and eggs for breakfast.  
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When you fry, usually, you use a lot of oil. Or  you can say, I saute my vegetables for dinner.  
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This usually uses less oil, to saute something. I brown the meat before I add the spaghetti  
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sauce. I brown the meat. The word brown can be  an adjective. My hair is brown. But, it can also  
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be a verb, to brown meat. This usually means that  you don't completely cook it, but the outside is  
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brown, and it's ready to be added to the dish  and cooked a little more, to brown some meat. 
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I steam my vegetables for dinner. And what's  this called? This is a steamer basket.  
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I use a steamer basket to steam my vegetables. I pour the sauce on the spaghetti. 
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I spread butter on the bread. As I said, I  have no bread in my house right now, I'm sorry,  
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but here's a picture. I  spread butter on the bread. 
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My son likes to sprinkle cheese on his spaghetti.  The word sprinkle is also a noun. "It's this?"  
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Hmm, these are sprinkles. Usually, you add  them to a cake, or maybe to cupcakes. These  
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are sprinkles. You could sprinkle sprinkles on a  cake, or you could sprinkle cheese on your food. 
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I like to add salt and pepper to my food.  But, do you know something strange? Ever since  
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I had my first son, I don't like pepper  anymore. If a dish has a lot of pepper,  
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usually, I don't like it. But before having  children, I didn't care. Very strange. 
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Let's talk about some verbs  for cleaning up the kitchen. 
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At the end of dinner, we clear the table. We pile up the dirty dishes in the sink. 
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I scrape the leftover food into a bowl to give to  our chickens. They'll be so happy. I scrape the  
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leftover food into a bowl to give to our chickens. I scrub the food off of the dish,  
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but if I can't clean it well, then I need  to soak the dish. This means I put hot,  
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soapy water in the dish, and I let it sit for  one hour, maybe overnight, and it helps me to  
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clean the dish better. I let the dish soak. Do you have a dishwasher? If you said no, you  
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need to squirt some dish soap onto a rag. And, I'm  sorry, you need to do the dishes by hand. Whoa, I  
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had lots of water in it. You need to do the dishes  by hand. Do you do the dishes by hand at home? 
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When I'm done washing a dish by hand, I let it  dry. I let it dry on the drying rack. Or we can  
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say, I let it air-dry. And in fact, we can say the  same thing for your hair. After you take a shower,  
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you can use a hair dryer, or you can let your hair  air-dry. This is generally better for your hair,  
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but not everyone does it. You can let your  hair air-dry, or you can let a dish air-dry. 
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When the dishes are all done,  I stack them on the shelf. 
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Do you have a dishwasher? You're pretty  lucky. You can load the dishwasher,  
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and when it's done, you can unload the dishwasher. The dishwasher sterilizes the dishes. If you had  
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raw chicken or something that's not  so good on your dishes, don't worry,  
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the dishwasher will sterilize your dishes. After I unload the dishes, I need to sort the  
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silverware; forks, spoons, knives, and chopsticks. Our final category is generally cleaning  
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the kitchen. My mom always told me,  
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"You should clean as you go." To clean as you go  means to clean while you're cooking. If you're  
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waiting for the water to boil, well, you can  wipe the counter. Great, do you clean as you go? 
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When I'm done cooking, I try to tidy up. To tidy  up makes things look neat. I try to tidy up. 
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After dinner, I put away the leftovers in a  container. Do you know what this type of container  
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is called? Well, I'm going to leave it a mystery.  You should watch this video that I made about  
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many, many kitchen words right here in my kitchen. I squeeze the water out of my sponge,  
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or my rag so that it doesn't drip. I  squeeze the water out of the sponge. 
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I wipe down the sink when I'm done. If my children have made an incredible mess,  
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I sweep the floor with a  broom. Notice, you cannot say,  
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I broom the floor with a broom. Nope, you  should say, I sweep the floor with a broom.  
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Or if we ate spaghetti, and there is sauce  everywhere, I mop the floor with a mop. 
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If there is something I can't give my  chickens, I dump it in the trash, and  
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my husband takes out the trash. My husband  takes out the trash when it's full. 
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And finally, I pump some soap  onto my hay hands and wash them. 
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Congratulations on learning 50 common kitchen  verbs. Don't forget to download the free  
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PDF worksheet for this lesson. There's  a link in the description so that you  
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never forget any of these wonderful verbs. And now, I have a question for you. Would you  
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rather cook dinner or clean up? Let me know in the  comments, and I will see you again next Friday for  
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a new lesson here on my YouTube channel. Bye. The next step is to download the free PDF  
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worksheet for this lesson. With this  free PDF, you will master today's lesson  
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and never forget what you have learned.  You can be a confident English speaker.  
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Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel  for a free English lesson every Friday. Bye.
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