Lordship Lane Primary School

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New To English

Welcome to this 'New to English' page!

Hos¸geldeniz! Dobre doshli! Sha raghiast! Bun venit! Bem vindo!

Háun yÍng!


This week we are going to be learning the names for some more very healthy types of food-



The name of something is called a noun.

These nouns are called 'common nouns'.

carrot   onion  
mushrooms   broccoli 
potato                  sweet corn  
peppers        aubergine  
courgette   turnip  
cauliflower   peas  




Can you name these vegetables in your own language? 

Which other vegetables can you name?







Here's a vegetable dictionary for you to print and colour or you could draw your own!

What’s your favourite vegetable? Why do you like it?  





Which vegetables would you use to make your very vegetable stir fry or vegetable soup?

Draw a picture of your vegetable stir fry or soup and label the vegetables in English and your own language.

Now describe the vegetables-

remember that we learnt that a describing word is also called an adjective.

Here's an example to help you.


The broccoli is  green and crunchy.

The potato is _________and  ________.

The sweet corn is _____ and _________.

The carrot is _________and _________.

The peppers are ______ and _________.

The peas are ________  and _________.


Here are some words (adjectives) to help you.

Don't forget the colour words you learnt in week 1!

soft   juicy  delicious  sweet  crunchy  shiny  smooth  small  bumpy long



Remember this game we played about fruit?  Now you can do the same with the names of vegetables too!

Take turns to say what you would buy from the shop...but don’t forget what each of you has said!

1. I went to the shop and I bought...a carrot

2. I went to the shop and I bought a carrot and some potatoes.

3. I went to the shop and I bought a carrot, some potatoes and an onion.

4. I went to the shop...

Keep playing until you can’t remember them all!


Now it's story time.

Listen to this story about an enormous turnip (enormous means very big!) that kept on growing and growing!









The Enormous Turnip Read Aloud

Now answer these questions about the story.


What did the old man plant?

How many turnips were there?

What did the old man do?

Who helped the old man to pull up the turnip?

What happened to the turnip?

Do you think that you would like to eat a turnip?

Which vegetable would you like to grow?




Supertato read By Klair. written and ilustrated by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Listen to this great story about a super vegetable-


Find out how why he is super and how he saves his vegetable friends...


Tell someone what your favourite part of the story is.  

Maybe you could make your own Supertato using a potato and these resources...


Don't forget!


Ask your teacher for the password to linguasope so that you can hear how  names for vegetables and other foods are spoken aloud. 

Practise saying the words and play some of the games on the program.



Try to watch some TV programmes such as CBBC or CBEEBIEs every day-

it's a good way to learn English and lots of fun too!


And finally...

Don’t forget to check your class pages for work that you can do and links to useful websites


Happy Learning! 


Mrs Golding 


Ps Can you guess what my favourite vegetable is?  Here are some clues for you-

it can be fried, peeled, mashed, roasted or boiled. Crisps are also made from them!

Do you know what it is?