I have found a way to do my vocab practice while making sure I don't walk away from the frying pan full of bacon. I have burnt so much in my time!
I have set up a note pad, pen and envelope of words station just out of range of the spitting fat. So in between turning over the food and making sure it doesn't stick to the pan, I write out my words.
It is surprisingly easy to do every time I do cooking. 2 problems mixed in the right way produce 2 good results.