Delicious Chocolate Mousse (& 8 new cooking words!)

Video Lesson #08

To celebrate her brother’s birthday, Emma makes a huge bowl of delicious, sweet, rich chocolate mousse! You will hear natural spoken English from a native speaker and learn some AWESOME new words – this video is full of vocabulary used when cooking and following recipes in English! 🙂

Here's some extra vocabulary to help you understand the video:

break up (v) to break something to make smaller pieces

knob (n) a small piece of something

whisk (n) a kitchen tool made of wire, used by quickly moving through soft food to put air into it.

whisk (v) to mix something very quickly using a whisk

separate (v) to divide something into different parts

soft peaks (n) used in cooking to describe egg whites that have been whisked until they are soft and fluffy.

fold in (v) to use a spatula or knife to combine something slowly and gently to a mixture.

garnish (v) to decorate food when it is served.

These are the definitions of these words as they are used in this video. Remember that some of these words have more than one meaning!


Chocolate mousse is one of my favourite chocolate desserts – it is such a special treat! I really hope you try to make this dish at home for your family and friends. If you do make it at home, practice thinking in English while you're making it – thinking in English really helps to improve your fluency!

What’s your favourite chocolate dessert?

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