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Food and Cooking Lesson
Intermediate, B1+ level


In this lesson, students will be engaged in Listening focused exercises and receptive skill development by listening to an interview with a chef who has Own restaurant in Spain. They will be provided a context for the grammar focus introduced earlier. They learn some useful language about cooking and food and then they work on productive skills by discussing questions in pairs while using lexis from the previous lesson(s).


Abc handouts, projection of English File Intermediate Coursebook, ppt

Main Aims

  • To give students practice in listening for gist and detail. To give students practice in speaking for fluency in the context of describing food and restaurants.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To recycle and practice vocabulary to talk about food and cooking. To recycle TL introduced earlier.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To get Ss interested in the topic

-Have projector ready to project the context. -Have handouts ready to deliver -Project a picture of Seu Xerea restaurant Ask students to tell what they see in the picture. After eliciting the word 'restaurant', ask them to guess its location and name. Where can be this restaurant? What is its name? After discussing on the restaurant in Spain, ask the whole class if they eat out. Do you eat out? What is your favourite restaurant in Istanbul?

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and provide vocabulary to be applied in the context.

-Pass out coloured handouts to organize groups. Ask Ss who pick the same colour to sit together. -Give the instruction that in groups they discuss the questions in ex 1a that are related to the students' eating habits and food culture. How often do you eat out? Have you ever tried English food? What did you think of it? -Take some general FB.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To focus Ss on reading the text before they listen. To listen and put numbers to the pictures accordingly.

-Focus Ss attention on the reading text which is about Steve Anderson and have them read it individually. -Ask CCQ to see their general understanding of the text. Who taught Steve how to cook? What nationality is Steve's mother? Who is Alastair Little? -Have them listen to Part 1 of an interview with Steve Anderson and put numbers to the pictures accordingly.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To elicit words for food and listen the interview for detail to answer related questions.

- Focus Ss attention on the photos to elicit words for them. - Pre-teach snails and casserole for photos C and E. -Divide Ss into groups then assign a picture for each group. In part c ask them to find out why Anderson mentioned for each one. -Check the answers in pairs. -Have Ss listen the interview again to get a general understanding. Ask to groups to explain why each food was mentioned. -Let Ss check the questions before listening Part 2 to answer the questions. What does he say is the best and worst thing about running a restaurant? What's the main difference between British and Spanish customers? What kind of customers does he find difficult? -Have them check their answers in their groups. Then take general FB from them.

Post-Reading/Listening (3-5 minutes) • To expand on what they've learned and focus on speaking skills

-Focus Ss on part e and ask them to discuss the questions in different pairs according to themselves. -Monitor them and help when they need. -Take general FB.

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