Banu Çakıroğlu Banu Çakıroğlu

pre-intermediate level


Abc activity 1
Abc categorize the items
Abc reading
Abc food idioms
Abc listening 72
Abc activity 4
Abc activity 5
Abc realia

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of food idioms in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about food idioms in the context of food


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will bring real food and show the students. Ask them to discuss their favourite food in pairs.

Exposure (3-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T will give a handout, matching activity. Ask them to find 6 missing items with their partner. Ask ICQs. Did she buy everything? How many items did she forget? Check with their partner then check with the whole class. Drill the difficult words. trout, cauliflower,aubergine, spinach Write, haven't had recently, have had recently, could live without, couldn't live without on the WB. T Makes an example about her preferences. Then ask the students to make their own list alone? Alone or with a partner? Then ask students to come and write one word to the list. T asks them which items are on their list, which items are never on their list. Are we writing the one we buy or the one we don't?

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T hands out the activity. The students will be asked to look at the conversation and discuss with their partner who speaks and what the conversations are about. Give them 3 minutes. As soon as they finish they will find the correct idiom alone. After the instructions ask ICQs(Alone or with a partner? How many correct alternatives, 1 or 2? ) Form and pronounciation will be cleared by writing and drilling.

Controlled Practice (4-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will listen to the conversations to check the answers in pairs.T will give an example from their L1. T will ask early finishers come and write the correct idiom on the WB. Form and pronounciation will be cleared by writing and drilling.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Sudents will be asked to to do activity 4 alone. Then check in pairs. T will show the idioms on WB. Are we finding a new word? Early finishers again come and write the answer.

Free Practice (4-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Are the sentences in 4 true for you discuss with a friend. Find at least one person. Mingle

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