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  • Hello. Are you hungry? You better get to the kitchen. "The chicken? The kitchen." Chicken

  • -- kitchen. Today, I'm going to teach you about vocabulary that you will find very useful

  • if you've ever been in a kitchen. Now, the thing that's confusing sometimes is that when

  • you want to say "kitchen", you say "chicken". Oh, no! It's okay. It's funny. I do it all

  • the time. Do I do it all the time? It's a very natural mistake. So if you're ever having

  • a conversation in English, and you say "chicken" instead of "kitchen", don't worry. But we're

  • going to go through some kitchen vocabulary. My name is Ronnie. Let me take you through

  • the magic of the kitchen. The very, very first word that I'm going to

  • teach you is "nuke". "Nuke?" "Nuke" is a verb, and it's a new word from the 1980s. That's

  • so new. It's 30 years old. "Nuke" is the verb that we use for a microwave. A microwave maybe

  • came out in 1981; I don't know. I remember in my house getting one in 1983, and I could

  • make popcorn, and it was amazing. So about the 1980s, we had this amazing thing called

  • a "microwave". You probably know what a "microwave" is. But if you don't, it's like a little oven

  • that cooks your food really, really quickly. We actually developed a new word for this.

  • We call it "nuke". So I can say, "I nuke my food." That means, "I put my food in the microwave."

  • Ding, ding, ding! And it's ready to eat. The next thing that we have is an "oven" or

  • a "stove". Now, "oven" and "stove" -- same word. It does not matter if you say "oven"

  • or "stove". Who cares? I don't. An "oven" or a "stove" -- properly, the "stove" is actually

  • a "stove top" where you would put things on top of the stovetop. And the "oven" is actually

  • this part inside where you open the door. Inside the oven part, at the bottom here,

  • you can bake a cake for me. I like cheesecake. If you'd like to bake me a cake, please do

  • send it to me at I will be happy to eat it. You can "grill" or "broil".

  • Now, "grill" and "broil" in the same. It just depends on what your oven says. When

  • you "bake" something, the heat comes from the top and the bottom of the oven, and it's

  • distributed throughout. If you "grill" or "broil" something, the heat comes from the

  • top, and it cooks it on the top of the meat or whatever you're cooking. So the "broil"

  • and the "grill" -- the heat comes from the top. And "bake"; the heat comes from the top

  • and the bottom. So depending on what you're cooking would be the setting on what you're

  • going to use on your oven or your stove. When we bake something, we usually have a

  • certain temperature -- 250 degrees, or you can have 400 degrees. One is fahrenheit , and

  • one is Celsius. Most of them have both, but if you don't know on your recipe, you could

  • always look on the Internet. It's magic. The next thing -- speaking about magic -- is

  • a toaster. This is the most magical machine ever to be invented in your kitchen. Let me

  • explain the magic of the toaster. You take a simple piece of bread. You put it in the

  • toaster; press the button down; you wait. "Bing!" Out comes lovely, warm, crusty toast.

  • This machine, very simply, is called a "toaster". So you put bread into the toaster -- like

  • magic, it becomes "toast". The next appliance we have is a "kettle".

  • Now, if you like to drink tea or coffee, you're going to love to have a kettle. A "kettle"

  • is a machine that boils water. You can have one on your stovetop, or you can also have

  • one that plugs into the wall. I'm not a very good artist -- or am I? But if you can kind

  • of use your imagination, these both are called "kettles"; they're used for boiling water.

  • Do you like coffee? I love coffee. We also have what's called a "coffeemaker". I know.

  • Sometimes, English makes sense. Guess what this makes. Coffee. So you press some buttons

  • -- some magic; water turns into coffee. It's like water into wine but not as nice. Better

  • in the morning, though. The next thing that we have, another big appliance

  • -- these, by the way, are called "appliances" -- is a "refrigerator". We never bother saying

  • "refrigerator". We say "fridge". And on top of the fridge, we have a "freezer". Now, all

  • of it is called a "fridge", but the top part is called a "freezer". A "freezer" is where

  • there's going to be ice, and things in it are going to be frozen. Frozen. So let's say

  • that you have a delicious frozen dinner, and you want to nuke it. You're going to put it

  • in the microwave. At the bottom part of your refrigerator is

  • the "fridge". In this, you're going to keep your beer and your milk and maybe some fruit

  • and vegetables. This keeps things cold. The last one that I have for you today is

  • a "sink". This was difficult for me to draw, so please bear with. A "sink" is the place

  • in your kitchen where you would wash the dishes if you don't have a dishwasher, and where

  • you would get your water supply. This part here is also called a "counter" or a "countertop".

  • Usually, in the kitchen, people talk about having lots of "counter space". We don't usually

  • say "countertop". We usually say the "counter". Now, if you live in some place like Canada

  • or any place in the world that has fruit, you might see things flying around in this

  • video. We live in a very, very amazing region in Canada called "Ontario". It's the "Fruit

  • Belt". We produce naturally -- not oranges. Don't tell anyone. We are very famous for

  • producing grapes, pears, peaches -- this is a peach. And lots of yummy, delicious fruit.

  • One problem: Sometimes you take your delicious fruit from Niagara, and you put it on your

  • countertop in a bowl. But what happens next is treacherous. These tiny little flies come,

  • and they try to eat your fruit. Someone has left a basket of peaches around us, so if

  • you see tiny little flies in this video, they're after the fruit. These are actually called

  • "fruit flys". So watch out. They're here to steal your fruit -- except I've spelled this

  • wrong. It's "fruit flies" because they fly around your fruit. There's one now! Bye.

Hello. Are you hungry? You better get to the kitchen. "The chicken? The kitchen." Chicken

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Learn English: Basic Kitchen Vocabulary

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