ESL Conversation Lesson: Exotic & Daring Meat Dishes

ESL Conversation Lesson: Exotic & Daring Meat Dishes

As this ESL conversation lesson is on exotic and daring meats around the world, me and my dad picked up some dog stew (보신탕) from the local neighborhood restaurant in Uijeongbu, South Korea.  We also talked about the various ingredients involved in the stew.

What did my dad think of dog stew? I was in for a few suprises, but I won't ruin it for you - watch the video above if you are interested.

In this travel themed ESL conversation lesson I've provided below, you can further discuss the fascinating topic of exotic meats around the world with your ESL students. Just scroll down to the end of this blog and click the image if you'd like to download this free ESL conversation lesson pdf, and if you find it useful I've made a book format as well which includes 24 lessons as well.

Our lesson format includes: imagery, table topic, hypothetical table topic, guided conversation questions, two conversational activities, and a homework project.


Some ESL conversation questions include:

Are there any dishes listed on the previous page that you like or would like to try? Why so?  Are you a daring person? Do you like to try daring or exotic foods from other countries?  What's the most daring thing you've eaten? What's the most daring thing you've done?  Do you like wine? Do you know of any interesting, delicious, or exotic wines other than snake wineWhich country has your favorite cuisine?


Lesson topics


fried brain sandwiches: an American sandwich that is generally served as sliced calves' brains on sliced bread
Fried brain sandwiches can mostly be found in the state of Ohio.
bird nest soup: a Chinese dish made from edible birds nest (saliva rather than sticks and leaves) served in a light chicken broth and sometimes cooked in rice
Bird nest soup is known as the 'caviar of the east' and is quite expensive
boshintang (dog stew): a Korean soup that includes dog meat as its primary ingredient
Boshintang is a soup which is said to increase your virility.
fried tarantulas: a regional delicacy in Cambodia which is made with deep-fried tarantulas seasoned with garlic and salts
On average the size of the fried tarantulas is about the size of your palm.
snake wine: a vietnamese wine made by fermenting or infusing a dead cobra or scorpion in rice wine or grain alcohol
Snake wines are made preferably with poisonous snakes as they have a 'essence' or venom (which is neutralized by the alcohol)


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