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Different and unusual foods from around the world
B1 level


In this lesson, students learn vocabulary about ways of cooking food, describing taste and texture of food. The lesson starts with pictures of food, followed by two matching exercises. Finally there are two exercises for further discussion with students about foods.


Abc Picture HOs
Abc Photocopied HOs
Abc Pictures about unusual foods
Abc Pictures from Turkish Cuisine

Main Aims

  • Listening for detail

Subsidiary Aims

  • Using the vocabulary from the listening to describe taste and texture orally


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Start by giving students some snacks to taste and ask them how the foods taste. Write the adjectives on the board as they say them, and ask them an example of a similar taste. Try to drill the words instead of saying them right away.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Deal the HOs with pictures on them with a vocabulary sheet next to it. Pair/group the sts and let them discuss about what they see and stick the bigger versions on WB in the meanwhile. Ask them to guess how the food would taste in the pictures according to the adjectives given.

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Pair the sts, introduce Exercise 2 and explain the class how to do it. The listening takes 2:02 mins, ask the class if they would like to listen once more. Write the answers on the board.

Clarification (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Mingle the sts in the classroom for Exercise 3 as pairs or groups, and let them discuss.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Pick the pictures from the board and draw the chart from Exercise 1 in Vocabulary and Speaking. Group sts to do the exercise together and compare their answers. Then check the answers together.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Describe one or two items from exercise 2 and describe them for students so they could guess what you mean. Then mingle students again and tell them to pick one food from the chart to describe it to their partner.

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

If time left, ask students about their best and worst food experiences. Show them some pictures from Turkish cuisine, first ask them if they like it then ask why it would taste weird to other cultures. Give examples if needed.

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