Amy - TP: 3a Writing a recipe
pre- Int level


In this lesson students will write out the recipe for their favourite snack or quick meal. There are several pre-writing tasks to engage the students and provide them with the necessary vocabulary and structure to be able to complete the task. There are a range of PW, mingle and individual activities to avoid the monotony of a writing class.


Abc Ss writings
Abc Vocab cards
Abc Hand out ex.3
Abc powerpoint
Abc CB

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will be able to write a simple recipe of their favourite snack

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of verbs in the context of food preperation


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows a picture of `Tomato and Cheese Bruschetta` on the board. Elicit what it is and what the Ss think the topic of the lesson is. Talk in pairs - have you eaten bruschetta, did you like it etc.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Ss work in the same pairs to think of the ingredients used to make the bruschetta. While the Ss are working T puts the recipe up on the board. Ss check their own list. T gives 3 students a coloured board marker and asks them to circle the verbs that they can see in the recipe. T ask students what they notice about the location of the verbs, structure of the sentences. CCQ - do the sentences have a subject?

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T shows students a 2 piles of flashcards, one with a picture, one with the verb associated with the picture. Everyone will get one flash card and needs to find the matching one. Ask Ss to stand up and form 2 equal lines, to make giving out the cards easier. ( T will join if there is an odd number) Ss mingle. T writes " preparation" and "cooking" on the board. Once Ss have all found their partner they sit in pair. T invites each pair to show the WC and stick their pair of flash cards in the right column. Ss should give their agreement

Productive Task(s) (15-18 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss write a recipe for their favourite snack or quick easy meal. Ss should explain the method carefully Ss work individually and can use the bruschetta recipe and the prep/ cooking vocabulary on the board to help them. ICQ's - "Are you working in groups?" - no " Are you writing a really long recipe or a short one?" - short one " Is cook egg- eat enough to explain" - no

Feedback and Error Correction (3-4 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Ss work in groups and share their recipe, The choose a shared favourite

If- time activity (3-5 minutes) • Peer feedback

Ss walk around in pairs and read other Ss recipes. In the final minutes of the class T asks Ss to go and stand next to the recipe they like the most. Most popular recipe is the `best`

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