Marie Marie

Mood Food
B1 level


In this lesson Ss will have the opportunity to listen and talk about food, dishes, restaurants and chefs. In the previous lesson, students have been introduced to vocabulary in the theme Mood Food and will therefore be able to talk about the topic.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about Mood Food in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a converstaion, interview, feedback in the context of food


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

Use a food pyramid to show them the categories of food. Then show some of my favorite Turkish dishes as pictures. Elicit what they think the pyramid is (food categories) and what the images about the dishes are. (my favorite Turkish food and favorite dish and mention my favorite restaurant dish)

Pre-Listening (10-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Show ask and answer: Restaurants Give instructions: In groups of 2, please take turns to ask and answer the following: Chesting. Answer first two questions as an example (elicit and ask whether students remember my favorite restaurant dish) P/W HO1- hand out. Instructions: Read the text about Hand out the text about Steve Anderson. HO2- hand out Elicit answers: Who taught Steve how to cook? His mother and several famous chefs What is his mother's nationality? Half Burmese Who is Alistair Little? The Chef who employed Steve as a trainee chef Where did he open a restaurant? Valencia, Spain What is his restaurant's name? Seu Xerea Do you think the restaurant is doing well? Yes, now one of the most popular restaurants in town. Casserole: Elicit: Meat/Fish cooked together with vegetables in a big pot in the oven. Snails: Edible snails usually served as a starter in Portugal, Spain and France. With garlic butter, mmm...

While-Listening #1 (10-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Instructions: "Look at the photos" and elicit what students can see: Listen and try to understand what Steve says. Number the photos in the order that they are mentioned. CD play. Peer check Feedback: nominate students for answers. Elicit what each photo shows. 1C: snails with prawns and garlic 2F: The market 3A: Steve's restaurant, 4B: mussels 5E: a casserole 6D: Desserts Instructions: Listen again, why does he mention each thing? Write down your answers. Get students to compare with a partner. Elicit answers by nominating students for their feedback. Play CD1: 7

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Instructions: Now listen to Parts 2 and answer the questions. Focus on the questions and quickly go through them. Chesting of HO4 Play audio once the whole way through. Pause after each answer is given. Replay if necessary. Peercheck: Compare with a partner Feedback:Elicit by nominating students for their answers

Post-Listening (6-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

What about you? Instructions: Look at HO5. Answers questions in your group Numbers Ss 1, 2, 3, 4. and ask the question marked with your number to the group and allow everyone to answer. group them up and allow time for them to ask and answer.

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