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Intermediate level


Abc Reading HO
Abc Food pictures
Abc Matching HO
Abc Cards

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of vocabulary related to food in the context of Food: fuel or pleasure.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Reading in the context of interviewing two persons & fluency speaking practice in speaking activities about eating habits and improving it.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

----Write FOREIGN RESTAURANT on the board------ Elicit from Ss the different kinds of foreign restaurants in Istanbul, e.g. Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. -----Ask Ss which they think are the most popular & why? Is Turkish food popular abroad?if yes, which dishes? Write names of several countries on the board & ask them what food they related with these countries. -----Ask Ss to come and stick the photos or write foods under the names of the countries. -----For France; Blue cheese (Roquefort), pate, croissant. For Mexico, nacho. ----Elicit the difference between food and dish.... Food:something that people and animals eat, or plants absorb, to keep them alive: baby food cat food plant food There was lots of FOOD and drink at the party. I'm allergic to certain foods. Dish: food prepared in a particular way as part of a meal: a chicken/ vegetarian dish

Elicit the vocabulary (5-6 minutes) • Preparing Ss for coming reading task

----Food pictures still on the board, point to the burger, do you know what kind of food is it? Elicit fast food. CCQ: Is it quick to cook? Is it already cooked? Yes... Do same for words: frozen food, heat up, carbohydrates, cereal, stew,fuel, quality, quantity, chocolate, honey, biscuit. ----Make a big circle on the board------Ask Ss to guess the words that I have written only the first letter of them on the board, Fast food, Junk food, GM food, Organic food. Organic food: not using artificial chemicals in the growing of plants and animals for food and other products For GM food, show the related picture to clarify it. CCQ; What are junk food? Are they healthy?

Pre-Reading (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

----- Display whole page on the projector, raise their curiosity, what they can see on the page? what the people do? What kind of food they make or eat possibly? Is it a big portion or small? Is it breakfast or other meal of the day? -----Ask them to look at the reading? Elicit that this reading includes two person's answers for 6 questions But they can't see the questions. Introduce them Alice from the US & Jacqueline from France.

While-Reading#1 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging, deduction and inference reading tasks

------Divide the class into two groups, one group is Alice from the Us. The other group is Jacqueline from France. ----Give them the separated reading HOs------ Before, I show you the questions, read and try to guess what are the possible questions? ----Get quick FB from each group for the possible questions for each of the answers. -----Project the questions on the board----- Now try to match the questions with the answers for each person. Give them enough time to answer Q first individually then in pairs. Get FB by correcting the possible wrong answers.

While- reading#2 (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning of highlighted words in the context

-----Please notice the highlighted words in the text----- This exercise will be a WC activity. Since each group has got half of the reading. So, to be able to complete the task, they need to work in pairs with the other group. -----Give Ss the 10 sentences on a HO and ask them to find out the words from the text.

Post-reading (5-6 minutes) • To be able to articulate the words learnt within the text in a freer activity

------Ask a quick question which of the two women has a healthier diet? Why? Let them speak for some minutes but not too long since I'd like them to speak about some solutions to improve eating habits in Turkey in the next activity.

Speaking activity for the questions used within reading (6-7 minutes) • To personalize the questions and answer them

-----Ask each of them take one of the pre-planned cards--- They will represent the card, then they will answer the questions according to the card. It will be a whole class activity. Ss can go around, show each other their cards and say about eating habits.

Free speaking activity (2-5 minutes) • To review and have more practice to express themselves in terms of eating habit

-----Put them in groups of two or three depending on the number of students. Brainstorm how you can improve eating habits in Turkey? It can be the list like this: Like Japan promoting cocoa as an alternative to soft drinks such as coca cola. because it is much healthier. Adding daily calories on the local food such as borek, barsaq.... and etc........

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