Q: Skills for Success, Reading and Writing #3, Vocabulary, Unit 2 "Food and Taste"

balanced
(adj) consisting of parts that are in correct or pleasing proportion; equal or proportionate in two or more aspects

“To be healthy, you have to eat a balanced diet that contains appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.”

“She is a very balanced individual; she spends appropriate amounts of time and energy on work, family, and leisure.”

identify
(v) to recognize or say who or what something is

“Can you identify that person in the picture?”

“The doctor identified her tumor as not being cancerous.”

likely
(adj) probable, expected

“If you don’t do the readings, you are likely to have problems later in the course.”

be made up of
(phr) to consist of

“Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen.”

at risk
(phr) in danger

“People who eat junk food excessively may be at risk for health problems.”

recognize
(v) (1) to be able to identify someone or something that you’ve seen before; (2) to acknowledge an accomplishment

“Even after 10 years, he teacher still recognized her when they bumped into each other at the mall.”

“The professor was recognized for his research and contributions to improving the school.”

sensitive
(adj) easily hurt or damaged

“I have to wear sun block because my skin is very sensitive to UV rays.”

“Don’t joke with him about his baldness. He is actually very sensitive about it.”

system
(n) a group of things or parts that work together

“The human digestive system is very complicated. If there is a problem in any part of it, the whole body is affected.”

typically
(adv) usually, normally

People in North America typically eat more red meat than people from Africa, Europe, and Asia

consume
(v) 1. to eat; 2. to buy; 3. to use

“Be careful not to consume to many salty foods.”

“Because the city is getting richer, people are consuming more luxury products.”

influence
(v) affect

“Her friends influenced her to miss class. She should not have followed them.”

“My teacher used to be a dietician and she influenced me to eat healthier foods and exercise more.”

concept
(n) idea

“In college, you will learn the skills and concepts that you need to succeed in your career.”

region
(n) area, part of a country

“Southern Ontario is an important region for wine making in North America.”

cuisine
(n) a style of cooking; a type of food

“As a culinary arts student, she had to learn several cuisines, including: Chinese, French, and Italian.”

portion
(n) quantity

“It’s OK to have cake, but you should limit the size of your portions.”

practice
(n) 1. do something repeatedly to improve your skill; 2. a custom.

“Practice makes perfect.”

“In many cultures, it is a common practice to eat with your hands.”

property
(n) 1. something that you own; 2. a trait or quality

“The ID cards are the school’s property. They don’t actually belong to you.”

“One of the properties of helium is its lightness.”

principle
(n) a fundamental rule or law

“Treating other people with respect is a basic principle of religion.”

methods
(n) ways or processes

“Different cultures have different processes for preparing foods.”