Amy Jane Walker Amy Jane Walker

authentic materials
B1 level


lesson given to students to expose them to authentic materials commonly found in their surrounds


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Main Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about food prices and specials in the context of scooters pizza

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide functional speaking practice in requests in the context of food


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

get the students to discuss in pairs their favourite types of fast foods are. What do they usually order? Where do they order from? How do they order. i.e. over the phone for delivery, at a take-away, a drive-through. get feedback from partners

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

elicit from the students what sort of things you would find on a take away menu (name of product, short description, pictures, prices, specials) write these up on the board for next task. present any blocking vocabulary, such as a 'base' being the bread part of the pizza, vegetarian - does not eat meat, hot - spicy food. elicit answers

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

split the class into groups, tell them they are going to have a race on which group can answer the questions the fastest. Ask them to find the information written on the board from the previous task and give them the list questions, then give them the authentic material. after the first group has finished get class feedback on the questions

Reading for Detail (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

to provide the students with questions which require more detail from the authentic material which they answer individually, then to check their answers in pair and finally to share with the class in feedback

Post-Reading speaking task (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

present the forms 'I would like to order...' 'can I have the...?' and 'how much will that be?' to the class and get them to pair up and 'place an order' with their partners. allow them to present this in front of the class, allow for peer correction.

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