Food Lesson - Part 3
Students will practice writing their own "opinion piece" as they write a restaurant review.
Restaurant vocabulary, reading for gist, and reading for detailed information.
Procedure (28-38 minutes)
WRITE name on whiteboard. PROJECT instagram on internet with photos tagged #dogaciyizgourmet. ASK Ss if they use instagram (hands up). Do they notice people post pictures of food? Do they ever do that? WC discusses. These are instagram pictures which were all taken at a breakfast place in Cihangir. It's called Doğacıyız. It has a great Turkish breakfast. Point out my photo.
TELL I just stumbled across this place walking around Cihangir, but usually I read restaurant reviews to find places in new cities. -Write "restaurant review" on whiteboard. ELICIT definition. Do you ever read reviews? WC discusses. -INSTRUCT Ss to discuss in pairs what kind of information a review contains. EXAMPLE: price. Ss discuss in pairs. WHOLE CLASS discussion; fill in word web. ASK is a review always positive? (No.) -INSTRUCT Here are some restaurant reviews (SHOW handout). Look at them and let's see if you were right. Ss look at reviews for a couple of minutes. WHOLE CLASS: were you right? was there other information that's not on the board?
PROJECT slide 1 (also the handout) INSTRUCT Ss to read reviews again and fill in the chart AND add 2 adjectives of their own to each column. MODEL an example and elicit more examples from class. Ss will work individually to fill in the chart. Give handout. When they are finished, peer check.
Project word web. INSTRUCT: Please come up and write adjectives. MODEL example. Hand out markers. Ss come up to the board and write. HIGHLIGHT words/phrases which may be unfamiliar. ELICIT meaning. Drill.
TALK about restaurants. Do you have a favorite one in Istanbul? What do you like about it. INSTRUCT Please write your own review. Write one sentence on each of these areas (indicate). MODEL example for Dogaciyiz. Ss work individually on their reviews. GROUP Ss into pairs/small groups. Ask them to read their review to their partner/group. Monitor for errors. If there is time, they can switch partners and read to others (stand).
Monitor and notice errors. Ask questions which can also be corrected: did anyone's review sound good to you? Do you want to go to the restaurant?