Food and Cooking Lesson
Intermediate, B1+ level
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.
To recycle and practice vocabulary to talk about food and cooking. To recycle TL introduced earlier.
Procedure (40-50 minutes)
-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?
-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.
-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.
- 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.
-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.