Bread (English Vocabulary)

ESL Vocabulary for Bread

The following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 10 words from the "bread" category:
Understanding bread-related terms is useful for describing food preferences and cultural culinary knowledge.

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Example Sentences


baguette icon

a long, thin French bread known for its crispy crust and soft interior

Easy Examples

  • A baguette is a long, thin loaf of bread.
  • Baguettes are often crispy on the outside.
  • People use baguettes for sandwiches.

Harder Examples

  • She bought a fresh baguette from the bakery for her dinner party.
  • The baguette's aroma filled the kitchen as it baked in the oven.
  • He sliced the baguette into pieces and served it with olive oil for dipping.

bread roll

bread roll icon

a small, round or oval-shaped bread, often used for making sandwiches

Easy Examples

  • A bread roll is a small, round piece of bread.
  • Bread rolls are soft and fluffy inside.
  • Bread rolls are perfect for making burgers.

Harder Examples

  • She picked up a warm bread roll from the basket at the restaurant.
  • The bread roll was soft and fluffy, perfect for a ham and cheese sandwich.
  • He spread butter on the bread roll and enjoyed it as a quick snack.


croissant icon

a crescent-shaped pastry made of flaky, buttery dough, typically associated with French cuisine

Easy Examples

  • A croissant is a flaky pastry that is crescent-shaped.
  • Croissants are buttery and delicious for breakfast.
  • Croissants originated in France.

Harder Examples

  • She savored a freshly baked croissant with a cup of coffee for breakfast.
  • The croissant was so delicate it practically melted in her mouth.
  • He ordered a chocolate-filled croissant as a sweet treat at the bakery.


loaf icon

a block or oblong shape of bread, often used for slicing and making sandwiches

Easy Examples

  • A loaf is a large, rectangular shape of bread.
  • Loaves of bread are often sliced for sandwiches.
  • You can buy loaves of bread at the bakery.

Harder Examples

  • She bought a whole loaf of freshly baked bread from the market.
  • The loaf was still warm from the oven, releasing a comforting aroma.
  • He sliced the loaf into thick pieces for a hearty sandwich.


pretzel icon

a twisted, baked bread snack, usually sprinkled with coarse salt

Easy Examples

  • A pretzel is a twisted bread snack with a salty crust.
  • Pretzels are popular at fairs and events.
  • Soft pretzels are a favorite snack.

Harder Examples

  • She enjoyed a soft pretzel with mustard as a satisfying snack at the fair.
  • The pretzel vendor sold a variety of flavors, from classic salted to cinnamon sugar.
  • He tried his hand at making homemade pretzels, shaping them into knots.

rye bread

rye bread icon

a type of bread made from rye flour, known for its denser texture and distinctive flavor

Easy Examples

  • Rye bread is made from rye grains.
  • Rye bread has a hearty flavor.
  • Rye bread is common in northern Europe.

Harder Examples

  • She made a traditional Reuben sandwich using slices of rye bread.
  • The rye bread had a slightly tangy taste that complemented the pastrami.
  • He spread cream cheese on a slice of rye bread for a quick snack.


toast icon

slices of bread that have been browned by exposure to heat, often eaten for breakfast

Easy Examples

  • Toast is bread that is browned by heating.
  • People often eat toast for breakfast with butter or jam.
  • You can make toast in a toaster.

Harder Examples

  • She buttered her toast and spread a layer of jam for a sweet morning treat.
  • The toaster produced perfectly golden-brown slices of toast.
  • He topped his toast with avocado and poached eggs for a nutritious meal.

white bread

white bread icon

a type of bread made from wheat flour, known for its soft texture and mild flavor

Easy Examples

  • White bread is made from wheat flour with the bran removed.
  • White bread is soft and fluffy.
  • White bread is used for sandwiches and toast.

Harder Examples

  • She made sandwiches with slices of soft white bread for a picnic.
  • The white bread stayed fresh and moist even after a few days.
  • He toasted white bread and turned it into breadcrumbs for cooking.

wholemeal bread

wholemeal bread icon

a type of bread made from whole wheat flour, known for its nuttier flavor and higher fiber content

Easy Examples

  • Wholemeal bread is made from whole wheat flour.
  • Wholemeal bread is healthier and has more fiber.
  • Some people prefer wholemeal bread for its nutty taste.

Harder Examples

  • She chose wholemeal bread for her sandwiches to add a healthy twist.
  • The wholemeal bread was hearty and filled with grains and seeds.
  • He used wholemeal bread for his avocado toast to boost its nutritional value.


bagel icon

a ring-shaped bread roll, often boiled before baking, with a slightly chewy crust and a dense interior

Easy Examples

  • A bagel is a round bread roll with a hole in the middle.
  • Bagels are often boiled before baking for a chewy texture.
  • Bagels are commonly topped with cream cheese.

Harder Examples

  • She ordered a toasted bagel with cream cheese for breakfast.
  • The bagel shop offered a variety of toppings, from sesame seeds to poppy seeds.
  • He sliced the bagel in half and piled it high with smoked salmon and capers.
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