Ehsan Morshedloo Ehsan Morshedloo

Mood food
Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson, students will get warmed up by a picture of a restaurant and talking about their favorite food. Since the main aim is listening, they first listen to the first part and number the photos in the order and then, they listen to part 2 to find out some detailed information. At the end, they ask and answers some given questions about themselves.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about Restaurants in the context of Food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Food


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1) A picture of STEVE ANDERSON from the book English File third edition page 6&7 is projected and I elicit some information from students. Where is the man? (In the restaurant) What's his job? (He is a chef)

Pre-Listening (11-13 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

1) Students are told that they are going to have a handout including a restaurant questionnaire with 4 questions about restaurants. 2) ICQs: Should you read the questions and write or should you ask the questions and answer? ( I tell them that they can use their dishes from their country which may not have a translation.) 3) They practice in pairs 4) In order to give whole class feedback, students ask the questions from their peers.

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

1) I ask the students to focus on the photos (which were projected at the beginning of the session). 2) I elicit what students can see especially "snails" and a "casserole" for photos C and E, and elicit that a casserole is made of meat or fish with vegetable all cooked together slowly in one pot in the oven. 3) I pre-teach four words from listening as "ingredients", "grilled", "fried", "prawns".I Show them their pictures and ask them to find the right word for each picture.This is followed by modeling and highlighting their pronunciations as well. 4) I tell the students that when they listen for the first time, they should just try to get a general understanding of what Steve says and number the photos in the order that they are mentioned. 5)They are given a blank paper to write the numbers of pictures 6) I play the audio once for the students to number the photos 1-6 7) They check their answer in pairs. 8) For feedback stage, some of them are invited to come to the board and number the pictures.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

1) I explain to the learners that they are going to listen to part 2 of the interview and find out the answers. 2) Questions are given to the students and I play the audio once and play again if necessary. 3) I get students to compare with a partner then check answers. 4) In feedback stage, the learners are asked to share their answers with the whole class.

Post-Listening (12-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

1) I explain to the students that they are going to ask five questions from their peers in groups and tell each other their answers. Once they share their points about one question, they should hand it over to the next group and get a new one. This continues till all questions are answered by each member. 2) I monitor and try to note down their mistakes and errors in order to highlight and elicit the correct forms in whole class feedback stage.

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