Hadi Ahmadzadeh Hadi Ahmadzadeh

Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn the vocabulary for containers and drinks and match the the corresponding pairs . Learners then read a text and analyze it for the gist and specifics about drinks and people who created them.They finally follow that up with a speaking activity discussing what drinks to take on different occasions.


Abc Fill the blanks handout and answer kit
Abc text( The people behind the drinks)
Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc Questionare handout

Main Aims

  • Reading

Subsidiary Aims

  • Lexis for Containers and Drinks


Warmer/Lead-in (4-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I ask the students to name all the drinks they know by asking "what did you drink in the morning?" and "what do you drink in the afternoon?" and try to elicit the answers "(coffee, cola, juice, milk, tea, beer, water, wine)". I will then put the pictures of containers on the board and elicit or expose the meaning, pronunciation and from. Learners receive a handout requiring them to write the corresponding drinks for the containers with a partner. finally they will get the answers on another handout to check their answers.

Pre-Reading (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I Write Perrier, Cappuccino, Guinness, Earl grey, Dom Perignon and ask the students if they know these drinks and what kind of drinks they are.

While-Reading 1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

learners will read a version of text in which the names and clues to the creators have been eliminated. After that they will try to match the drinks with their names and check that with their partners.

While-Reading 2 (14-16 minutes) • To scan the text for details

I begin this section by clarifying few vocabulary items that are new to the students such as ( blind, brewery and monk) through gestures and pictures. Then we go back to page 22 and I ask "What do all these drinks have in common?" a)They are all more than 100 years old. b) They are all cold drinks. c) They are not English drinks. and ask for a WCFB and ask them to explain why. Ultimately the students scan the page and the exercises on part 3, compare their answers and then I will elicit the answers in FB from all the learners.

Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity for learners to personalize and use the previously learnet material to express their preferences

learners ask and answer the questions from Ex. 2 on page 22. I will not interrupt them if I spot any errors or mistakes about matching drinks and containers. I will put the errors on board and elicit the correct forms from learners as feedback.

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