The Let’s Get Cookin’ game is undoubtedly one of the best tools I’ve ever seen to help beginning and Early Intermediate English Language Learners develop food-related vocabulary.

You’re shown simple recipes, along with a vividly animated kitchen, and have to choose the correct ingredients (which are all labeled) and prepare and cook them according to the recipe.

The big problem, however, is that it’s hosted by Shockwave, a very popular online game site that is blocked by many school district content filters.

But if it’s not blocked at your school, or if your students have Internet access at home, it’s a great learning tool.

I’ve placed the link on my website under Food.