Words of Topic: Vegetables

Word group for topic: Vegetables, it helps both IELTS and TOEFL test takers prepare speaking and writing answers on this particular topic.
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 Word Group By Topic: Vegetables
typical  Speak
a.
the most usual characteristics of a particular type of person or thing
This kind of hot and spicy food is very typical of the food in the south of the country.
greenish  Speak
a.
slightly green in color
Her greenish eyes were wide open, staring sightless at the ceiling.
veggie  Speak
n.
plants such as cabbages, potatoes, and onions which you can cook and eat
So, swap cheese and potatoes for oily fish and veggies.
cultivate  Speak
v.
prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening
She also cultivated a small garden of her own.
aquatic  Speak
a.
living or growing in, happening in, or connected with water
The pond is quite small but can support many aquatic plants and fish.
backyard  Speak
n.
a yard behind a house or other building, typically surrounded by a fence
The house has a small backyard, surrounded by a fence.
virtually  Speak
adv.
nearly; almost
The building was virtually destroyed in the blaze, which broke out late on Saturday night.
essential  Speak
n.
a basic thing that you cannot live without
Because I live in a remote village, I regard my car as an essential.
flavorful  Speak
a.
having a lot of flavor
The steak was flavorful and cooked as ordered.
ingredients  Speak
n.
any of the foods or substances that are combined to make a particular dish
Mix in the remaining ingredients.
affordable  Speak
a.
inexpensive; reasonably priced
Therefore, we hope that cost per seat will be reasonable and affordable to many.
processed foods  Speak
n.
foods that have been treated or prepared by a special method
Pure food is safer and more filling than processed food.
obese  Speak
a.
grossly fat or overweight
Two-thirds of the population are either overweight or obese, a figure which is rising.
overweight  Speak
a.
above a weight considered normal or desirable
I'm overweight by 2 kg according to my doctor.
gross  Speak
a.
extremely fat or large and ugly
I only resist things like chocolate if I feel really gross.
protein  Speak
n.
one of the many substances found in food such as meat, cheese, fish, or eggs, that is necessary for the body to grow and be strong
Vegans get all the protein they need from nuts, seeds, beans and cereals.
vitamins  Speak
n.
any of a group of natural substances that are necessary in small amounts for the growth and good health of the body
Oranges are full of vitamin C.
minerals  Speak
n.
a valuable or useful chemical substance that is formed naturally in the ground
A healthy diet should supply all necessary vitamins and minerals.
carbohydrates  Speak
n.
one of several substances, that provide the body with energy such as sugar, starch, bread, potatoes, pasta, and rice...
A balanced diet should contain carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and water.
fiber  Speak
n.
the part of foods eaten that is not digested but that passes through the body and is excreted as waste
Doctors recommend a diet of fruits, vegetables, and grains that are high in fiber.
asparagus  Speak
n.
a vegetable that is long and green and has small shoots at one end
artichoke  Speak
n.
round green vegetables that have fleshy leaves arranged like the petals of a flower
aubergine  Speak
n.
eggplant; a vegetable with a smooth, dark purple skin
beans  Speak
n.
the seeds of a climbing plant or the long thin cases which contain those seeds
beetroot  Speak
n.
a dark red root that is eaten as a vegetable
broccoli  Speak
n.
a vegetable with green stalks and green or purple tops
carrot  Speak
n.
long, thin, orange-colored vegetables, they grow under the ground, and have green shoots above the ground
cauliflower  Speak
n.
a large round vegetable that has a hard white center surrounded by green leaves
celery  Speak
n.
a vegetable with long pale green stalks
zucchini  Speak
n.
courgette; a green variety of smooth-skinned summer squash
cabbage  Speak
n.
a large, round vegetable with large green, white, or purple leaves that can be eaten cooked or uncooked
corn  Speak
n.
a North American cereal plant that yields large grains, or kernels, set in rows on a cob
cucumber  Speak
n.
a long, green-skinned fruit with watery flesh, usually eaten raw in salads or pickled
lettuce  Speak
n.
a plant with large green leaves that is the basic ingredient of many salads
onion  Speak
n.
a vegetable with a strong smell and flavor, made up of several layers surrounding each other tightly in a round shape
pea  Speak
n.
a round, green seed, several of which grow in a pod, eaten as a vegetable
potatoes  Speak
n.
a round vegetable that grows underground and has white flesh with light brown, red, or pink skin, or the plant on which these grow
pumpkin  Speak
n.
a large rounded orange-yellow fruit with a thick rind, edible flesh, and many seeds
radish  Speak
n.
small red or white vegetables that are the roots of a plant. They are eaten raw in salads
red pepper  Speak
n.
peppers which are sweet-tasting and can be used in cooking or eaten raw in salads
spinach  Speak
n.
a vegetable with large dark green leaves that you chop up and boil in water before eating
sprouts  Speak
n.
a shoot of a plant
sweet potato  Speak
n.
a pink vegetable that looks like a potato and has yellow or white flesh and a sweet taste
tomatoes  Speak
n.
small, soft, red fruit that you can eat raw in salads or cooked as a vegetable