Souad Alsayed Souad Alsayed

Breakfast time lesson
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss learn new vocabulary related to food. The lesson starts with showing pictures of food and drinks to elicit the vocabulary, then Ss do an exercise and check answers in pairs, there will be a controlled practice where Ss have to categorize different food and they will listen to a recording to check answers. Ss then will learn about countable and uncountable nouns and do a practice. as a feedback, Ss will answer a question about their perfect breakfast and when they like to have it and with who, which gives them the chance to speak and use the vocabulary they learnt.


Abc R4.15
Abc Categorizing practice handout
Abc Pictures
Abc Matching handout
Abc Fill in the blank handout
Abc Chart handout

Main Aims

  • To introduce vocabulary about countable and uncountable nouns in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking/ listening practice in the context of food


Warmer (5-6 minutes) • To get Ss attention through pictures and get them to guess the topic

Show Ss a picture of a typical Turkish breakfast. Ask Ss to name the food and drinks in the pictures. Show Ss other pictures of food and elicit the vocabulary. Do choral drilling.

Lead-In (5-7 minutes) • To introduce the topic and make sure Ss knows what their lesson is.

Give Ss (ex p129) . Model and drill the words with the class. Pay particular attention to the pronunciation of /biscuits, sausages, toast, cereal/ . Tell Ss what you like to have for breakfast and highlight that we usually use the verb (have) in this context ( not drink or eat) . Write the question ( What do you like to have for breakfast? ) on the WB and ask Ss to work in pairs and ask others this question. Ask ICQs if necessary . monitor and correct if necessary.

Controlled practice/Listening (7-9 minutes) • To get Ss to hear the vocabulary on context.

Show Ss the pictures of the two cooks and try to elicit the word (cook, chef). Tell Ss that Kevin and Andy work in an international language school and they want to make typical breakfasts for the four nationalities written on the blackboard the photo. Give Ss handouts of the same blackboard and ask them to work in groups and make a list of what they think in each breakfast using the words they learnt. Play the recording (R4.15) and tick the food and drink on their own lists that Kevin and Andy talk about. Check answers as WC

Language focus. (9-11 minutes) • To deal with vocabulary in term of classifying them into countable and uncountable nouns.

Write on the WB some sentences to show the difference between countable and uncountable nouns. ( One apple, an apple, apples.) ( one banana, a banana, bananas) (milk, milk, milk). Elicit the rule and write it on the WB. (Countable nouns can be plural). ( we use (a,an) with singular countable nouns). ( Uncountable nouns aren't usually plural). ( we don't use (a,an) with uncountable nouns). Put Ss in pairs and ask them to do (ex4 P36). Check answers as WC. Give Ss (ex6.P37) and check answers as WC.

Freer practice. (5-7 minutes) • To check the fluency and the use of vocabulary

Call on of the student to the board and make a conversation with him. ( Do you like coffee? Oh, I hate it.) ( I really like fruits, me too) ( I love sausages. Oh I hate them). Write the words ( like/ don't like ) on the WB. Put Ss in pairs and ask them to tell each other which food and drinks they like/don't like. Monitor and check pronunciation.

Feedback (4-5 minutes) • To practice speaking and using of the vocabulary.

Show Ss a picture of your perfect breakfast. Ask Ss to take (2) minutes to imagine their perfect breakfast. ( where are you? Who are you with? What do you have for breakfast?) Ask Ss to mingle and tell each others about their perfect breakfast. Monitor and check pronunciation.

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