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Crazy Recipes Lesson
Elementary, A2 level


In this lesson, students will improve their writing skill in the context of crazy recipes. They will first be exposed to the context of recipe then create one common crazy recipe and finally they will produce their own and choose each other's recipe to drink or eat.


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Main Aims

  • To provide the students with the information on how to write a recipe (the vocabulary and the structure)
  • To provide process writing practice of a recipe in the context of crazy recipes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To lead the students to use their critical thinking and word formation skills while they try to find the recipe and name match
  • To let the students socialize with each other while they guess the names of the recipes


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

- The T comes to the class, greets the students and shows her ingredients to the students. - The T asks what we may make with these stuff. - When the T elicits the answer "lemonade" the T tells the students the context. "Okay well done kids. Today we will have a cooking tv programme but we need to get ready" - After announcing the pre-writing tasks start.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide an understanding of the concept of recipe writing

- The T gives the instructions and models the activity. - The T hands out the recipe hand out. - The T starts making a lemonade while the students are writing. - When the students finish, the feedback session starts for the activity. - After the feedback session, the T tells the students "Okay kids, how about some crazy recipes?"

Exposure Stage 2 (5-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

- The T shows the students the crazy recipe of hers. - The students bring out ideas about what to put or add to the recipe. - The T writes them on the board.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- After the students discuss about the ideas, the T gives the instruction. "Now write your crazy recipe." - The T spreads the handout. - When the students finish working on writing their recipe, the t leads the class to drawing the ingredients of their recipe. - When they finish drawing, the T gives the instruction "write the name of your crazy recipe", then gives little paper sheets.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- The T divides the students into two groups. - The T takes the recipes and hangs them on the wall mixed. - The T gives the instruction. (Shows the name of the recipe) Find the recipe and stick it to the name part. -shows the blank part- - The T takes the little sheets from one group and gives it to the other one.

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