Farzaneh Kamali Farzaneh Kamali

Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students review food names and learn about food idioms. The lesson starts with a matching game about food names which students should stand up and do in pairs. This is followed by a conversation which they should talk about their shopping list and the things that they have had recently or they could live without. Then they are going to learn some food idioms. And finally they will have a conversation and personalize the idioms they have learnt .


Abc Shopping list
Abc Replace Idioms

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of food idioms in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of food


Lead in (7-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask them to talk about their daily shopping list. I will ask them to stand up and match names with the food pictures on the walls in pairs. I will get feedback to check their pronunciation of some lexis.

Practice food names (8-10 minutes) • To have more practice

I will ask them to check my shopping list and see what things i have forgotten to buy. I will ask Ss to make their own shopping list. I will introduce I have had recently, I couldn't live without ,... I will ask Ss to be in pairs and talk about their their list. I'll get feedback by asking them to tell me about their partners.

Teaching lexis (10-13 minutes) • To familiarize Ss with the food idioms

I will ask Ss to find the suitable words the conversations. They can also get help from the pictures above. I will ask them to check in pairs. I will write answers on the board. I will check the meaning of idioms. I will give them an extra exercise to make sure they have understood the meaning.

Personalizing (9-12 minutes) • To have more speaking

I will ask Ss to make questions about the idioms and tell each other if they are true for them or not and why. I will get feedback by asking them to talk about their partners.

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