There’s something I must confess: I’m a 1) junkie. To be precise, a chilli addict. Been hooked since I was a child. You know how it is. I’ve 2) witnessed chocoholic 3) tendencies among friends and ketchup addicts 4) coming out of the closet. But this is something else. I have had to order kilos of dried chilli to satisfy my 5) cravings (see exhibit A below) much to the discomfort of my children and in-laws who 6) cringe and cough at the smell of my chilli 7) concoctions in the kitchen. But when I’ve had my chilli 8) fix, I’m as happy as a 9) lark!
- someone who wants to have or do something all the time
- characteristic behaviour
- tell your family, friends, or the public something about yourself after previously keeping this secret
- strong feelings of wanting something
- suddenly move away from someone/something because you are frightened
- the results of my cooking
- a measured amount of something such as medicine
- a small, brown bird that is known for its beautiful singing
Here are some activities to help you with understanding the topic of addiction:
- Vocabulary: Words to Talk and Write about Addictions | TOPICS Online Magazine | ESL/EFL | Sandy and Thomas Peters
- Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Addiction (print, listen, do the quiz!)
- Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Internet Addiction
- Child Addicts | ESL Library Blog (link to CNN article + video)
- Internet Addiction << Chestnut ESL (some videos on this)
Until next time!