– The Great British Bake Off –
I’m recommending one of my favourite TV shows from the UK for anyone who wants to improve their English and likes cake! The Great British Bake Off is a cooking competition which is similar to Masterchef but only focuses on food you bake (foods that you cook in the oven such as cakes, biscuits, breads and pies).
Each week the bakers are set three challenges. In the first challenge the bakers all have to bake their own versions of the same type of food, for example bread rolls. In the second challenge the bakers are given a recipe by one of the judges which they have to try and follow precisely. Finally, the third challenge is the ‘showstopper’: the bakers have to be inventive and make something that will impress the judges.
The Great British Bake Off is perfect for anyone who enjoys cooking as you’ll be amazed by the cakes that people are able to make but also appreciate how disastrously wrong it can go for the contestants. Plus, it’s a good way to learn more about typical English recipes and may give you inspiration to try baking your own classics such as the Victoria Sponge or ginger biscuits (two of my favourites).
Visit their official page on the BBC website to find recipes and more information.