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  • How often do you eat cake?
  • When was the last time you ate cake?
  • How many different types of cake can you name?
  • Which is best, chocolate cake, lemon cake or carrot cake?
  • Which is your favourite cake?
  • Do you eat too much cake?
  • On which occasions do people eat cake?
  • Have you ever baked a cake?
    • When was the last time you baked a cake?
    • Can you give a recipe for baking a cake?
    • When you bake a cake, do you use a cake mixture?
  • What's the difference between a cake and a biscuit?
  • Have you ever tried vegan cake? Did you like it?


  • What does the proverbial idiom "You can't have your cake and eat it" mean?
  • The following have literal and proverbial meanings - what are they?
    1. "a piece of cake"
    2. "the icing on the cake"
    3. "a fruitcake"
    4. "to get your slice of the cake"
    • (Answers: Easy / Something that makes a good situation even better or a bad situation even worse / a crazy person / to get your fair share of something)
  • What does "to sell like hot cakes" mean?
  • Where is your "cake hole?"


  • "If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake" is from a popular song.
    • Explain - is the grammar right?
    • (Answer: no, it's wrong it should be a third conditional, e.g. "If I had known you were coming, I'd have baked a cake" or "Had I known you were coming I'd have baked a cake")
    • Native speakers often completely screw up the third conditional - what other grammar mistakes do you think they make?

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