Hazal Hazal

Food Around The World
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss will be introduced to the topic with some picture discussion which will be followed by reading a text about families and their food habits. Ss will have reading for gist and intensive reading.The lesson will also deal with vocabulary study that are related to the text.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about traditional food in the context of food around the world

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clariification of vocabulary related to the text about food around the world


Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher shows pictures of some kind of traditional food of other nationalties and ask students to talk about them. Eliciting some comments about the topic and get them interested for the text. Then, T writes the first letter of the text's title and ask students what it can be.

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

T prepares ss for the text by getting them familiar with unknown words. They match the words with the pictures. They will clarify essential vocabulary for the text.

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

Ss have gist reading activity to find about the countries and tick the correct answers. They are given a reason for gist reading.

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

Ss read the text for details now to find about which family do what for the activity that is given by the T. Ss check whether they find the required information and they check it within their partners. Then T writes the names of the family to check their answers on the board.

Post-Reading (9-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T hands out the comprehension questions about the text and make three groups for each family. Ss answer them as a group and then they swap groups to check each other's answers.

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