#17 (ENG) "Ingredient and Meal"


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Welcome to Clairstone! In this episode, you will learn how to use the English words "ingredient" and "meal".
Hello everyone, my name is Jasmine, and you are listening to the English ClAIRSTONE Podcast, where you can build the cornerstone of your English vocabulary! For all our new listeners, welcome to the community, and for our regulars, hello again! Before we start, I will remind you that we upload new episodes twice a week and there are transcripts for each podcast episode in English, Arabic, and Spanish at our website projectclair.org, so go check that out if you want to follow along!

Today we will look at the words “ingredient” and “meal.”

The noun “ingredient,” spelled I-N-G-R-E-D-I-E-N-T, means a component or part of a larger mixture. The word “ingredient” is mostly used for the items used in a recipe, or cooking directions, for foods and drinks. For example, “For holiday dinner, I baked a pie using ingredients I had in my home like apples and flour.”

Otherwise, this word is used for any part or individual thing that will enter a mixture or other compound that is made of multiple “ingredients.” An example sentence is, “The mixture our science teacher told us to make calls for sulfuric acid as an ingredient.”

The noun “meal” spelled, M-E-A-L, may have two meanings. First, the noun “meal” is the act or time of eating some portion—or amount—of food to satisfy an appetite, or hunger. A “meal” is the portion eaten during one time of eating. The word “meal” is the general word for mealtimes including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For example, “The kids didn’t want to finish their meal at the diner last night.”

Secondly, the noun “meal” can be used for the ground seeds of cereal grass or pulse such as cornmeal. When the word meal is used like this, it is for any seed that is like a meal seed in texture or size, so it is coarsely ground. This meaning is used in the sentence: “The farmer called his daughter to bring more meal for the hens.”

Well, that is it for today’s episode! This was the Clairstone Podcast, and for the full transcript for all our episodes, you can click on the info icon on our platform or go to our website projectclair.org. I hope you will start to use the words “ingredient” and “meal” in your English practice, and I will see you next time! Bye, everyone!

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