Yavuz Mustaoglu Yavuz Mustaoglu

Beginner level


In this lesson, the class will practice reading about food and restaurants. The class will also study the names of countries and related adjectives.


Abc English Unlimited 4.2 page 33

Main Aims

  • To provide reading practice using a text about food and restaurants in the context of world cuisines

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice with the names of countries, nationalities in the context of cuisines


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher greets the class and hands out (English Unlimited page 33). T - W/C The teacher introduces the topic, says the sentence "My favorite food is sushi." and asks the question "What is your favorite food?", eliciting the structure "like + food" T - W/C, S - W/C Using one of the students' answers to the previous question, he teacher asks the question "Is there a good (food) restaurant around here?" and the students share ideas. The teacher introduces the structure "They have ____". T - W/C, S - W/C

Reading for gist (1-3 minutes) • To establish context and prepare the students to read the text

The teacher draws the students' attention to the names of the restaurants in 1a and sets 30 seconds for the students to add the names to the restaurant guide. Whole class checks answers. T - W/C, S, S - W/C

Pre-teaching of vocabulary (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher asks the students to complete 1b and sets 1 minute to complete the table. At the end of one minute, the teacher plays recording 1.69 for the students to check their answers. The class practices the pronunciation of the adjectives. T - W/C, S, W/C The teacher hands out the countries & adjectives worksheet and asks the class to complete the table in pairs. If the class finds task too challenging, the teacher might turn this into a whole-class activity. PW, W/C

Reading for detail (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed reading task

The teacher tells the students that they are going to work alone and plan three parties. He distributes the handout (John, Jane and yourself) and sets ten minutes for the activity. During this activity, the teacher monitors the class and provides help if needed. He reminds the class that they can use the structures in 1c to express their ideas. At the end of ten minutes, the class checks and discusses answers and ideas. T - W/C, S, S - W/C

Writing extension (8-10 minutes) • To provide the students with an opportunity to write using the structures and vocabulary they have studied

The teacher models activity 2a on the board with the following sentences, My favorite café is a small place. They have great cake. It's nearby. and asks the students if they can guess the name of the place (ITI's café). He then asks the class to write sentences about their favorite restaurant (using the structures in 1c) without giving its name. After each student finishes reading his/her sentences, the class tries to guess the name of the place.

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