Fruit Vocabulary: ESL Vocab

Let’s review some fruit vocabulary!

What fruit do you like? What do you dislike? Let’s learn some English words for fruit with this simple list of fruit vocabulary words.

Fruit Vocabulary

apple, apples

apricot, apricots

banana, bananas

blackberry, blackberries

blueberry, blueberries

cherry, cherries

clementine, clementines

fig, figs

date, dates

gooseberry, gooseberries

grape, grapes

grapefruit, grapefruits

kiwi, kiwis

lemon, lemons

lime, limes

mango, mangoes

melon, melons

watermelon, watermelons

nectarine, nectarines

orange, oranges

passion fruit, passion fruits

peach, peaches

pear, pears

persimmon, persimmons

pineapple, pineapples

plum, plums

pomegranate, pomegranates

raspberry, raspberries

redcurrant, redcurrants

rhubarb, rhubarbs

strawberry, strawberries

For more practice, you can use some flashcards to help you learn this fruit vocabulary. Flashcards are a great way to learn Tier 1 Vocabulary. Just print out the .pdfs and shuffle and memorize. For more fun, you can print out two copies of each and play a fun matching game.

How to Pronounce These Vocabulary Words?

Check out this fun video to practice pronouncing the names of an unfamiliar fruit.

Advanced Tips:

Did you know that rhubarb is a vegetable?

Rhubarb is a perennial plant that has stalks similar to celery. Rhubarb is a vegetable, but it is often prepared or combined with fruit for desserts

Did you know a tomato is a fruit?

Tomatoes are fruits because they have seeds and they grow from a flower. In America, you can usually find them in the vegetable aisle, though, because they are usually used like vegetables in cooking.

Did you know that bananas are herbs?

While the banana plant is usually called a “banana tree” because it looks like a tree, it is actually an herb! Wow! Banana trees are closely related to ginger. The banana plant has a succulent tree stem, just like ginger.

Fruit or Vegetable?

So, how can you tell what is a fruit? Well, in most English conversations, though, fruit is sweet and vegetables are not.

Scientific Definition of Fruit: “Botanically, a fruit is a mature ovary and its associated parts” Fruit usually contains seeds.

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