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Healthy and unhealthy food lesson.
A2 level


In this lesson, students learn vocabulary about healthy and unhealthy food through stages of guided discovery. The listening text which is a from a TV program will be used as an exposure to the TL. But first, the T starts with a lead-in, then Ss listen to the text along with the purpose to finish a task in which they have to find the correct bin while listening. Then, T will check their understanding to vocabulary through asking Ss to match pictures with the correct word. They will follow this up with a discussion about the kind of food they like and the traditional food in their country and wether it is healthy or unhealthy.


Abc listening activities
Abc audio about In the rubbish bin

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about healthy and unhealthy food in the context of Trash Tales.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of containers, vegetables, drinks, fruits, healthy food and unhealthy food, in the context of Trash Tales.


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

T sticks pictures of vocabulary about different fruits, vegetables, drinks and food (bread, pasta, milk, eggs, chicken, potato, juice) on the WB. Ss in two groups line up in front of the WB and in a form of a competition the teacher tells one of the words-bread- and the front two Ss have to take the right picture for 3 minutes, so one student will be the winner. T asks the Ss to show their picture and tell if that food is good or not.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T shows a picture from the students' textbook about Trash Tales and show the Ss that the listening is from a TV program. Then T elicits some answers and prediction to questions like what is the TV program about? who introduces the program? which food is in the bins healthy and which one is unhealthy? Ss predict and guess in pairs and share their ideas in a WC discussion very quickly. T will prepare Ss for the text through a vocabulary task in which Ss will have to match the vocabulary with the right picture individually first and they will have 3 mins to finish. Then they will have to compare their answers with a partner and they have to complete the task in a time limit of 4 mins. After that T will give Ss cards with the right answers. T will have to elicit answers in case the Ss did not understand or the provided definitions were not enough. After that, T will write on the WB the title of the listening 'In the rubbish bin', elicit the meaning of rubbish and bin then practice some drilling with the Ss.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T will focus the Ss attention on the photo which contains two bins of two famillies and ask them to describe and comment on them very quickly with a partner such as the kind of containers and food they can see among the rubbish. Then T will let the Ss listen to the first part of the audio after they finish listening they have to write A or B by the correct bin and check their answers in pairs, T will give Ss an opportunity to listen twice in case they have found the listening fast or difficult. After that, T will very quickly encourage whole class discussion.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T will provide Ss with more challenging detailed task in which T will give Ss a HO with a chart which includes two columns one for healthy food and the other for unhealthy food. Ss will have to listen again and write the names of food and drink in the correct column. After time limit of 3 to 4 minutes, Ss will compare with each other. Then T get the feedback by asking Ss to share the words they have found on the WB. T asks the Ss in groups to add new words to the list and then share them with the WC. T will have to make Ss drill all new words.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T will provide Ss with an opportunity to respond to the text through sharing their own experience. Therefore, T will give Ss 8 cards with contain 8 different questions about food such as what is you national food? is it healthy or unhealthy? what do people drink in your national food? and in pairs Ss will discuss the questions and then T encourages WC discussion.

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