Nathalie Nathalie

Copy of Reading,vocabulary and speaking
upper-intermediate level


The topic of this lesson is food festivals around the world. Ss will see four pictures about food and festivals around the world and then Ss have to guess the name of the festivals, also Ss will be given some pictures about their local food and they have to guess the name of the food and if there any festival that goes around it . Following that Ss will be asked to read quickly and answer a question, given in a separate sheet. Aditionally, wiil have a list of customs and they have to match them to the right festival. As a controlled practice Ss will match certain words to their definitions according to the text .Finally Ss will discuss in small groups some questions about food and festivals.


Abc handouts
Abc handouts

Main Aims

  • Reading about Food festivals around the world

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide learners with speaking opportunities and with new vocabulary related to food and festivals around the world


warmer/ lead-in (5-6 minutes) • to engage students and make them interested in the topic

T wiil show 4 pictures about festivals around the world, using OHP. Ss have to guess the name of the festivals , when and where they take place . after that Ss will work in pairs and will be given some pictures about their national food and they have to tell the name of the food and which festival can go around it .

Pre-reading (8-10 minutes) • to prepare students for the text and and to know the general idea

T will acknowledge that they will have to read the text quickly and they don't need to read word by word to understand and they have to work in pairs to answer the question , what are the food festivals the text is talking about and where they take place. After that Ss will discuss their answers with their partners and we will end up with a whole class feedback.

Reading (12-15 minutes) • to provide students with an opportunity to go deep in the text and find more details

Ss will be informed that they will read to know more details about the text, therefore, they have to read individually and they have to find festivals to which the given information belong to( Exercise 2a) .Ss will be given time to read and after they finish they have to discuss their answer with their partner and after they have finished T will give them the answer key to compare their answers .after that Ss will work in groups and discuss question (Exercise 2b) when they finish, the teacher w ill write on the board names of the festivals and one from each group will come to WB to write the other customs and fact they learned .

vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To train students on how to rely on the context to understand the meaning of words

Back in pairs again students have to guess the meaning of words and phrases from the context ( Exercise 3) T will give them time to read and guess the meaning and will raise their awareness about the importance of understanding the meaning from the context without using a dictionary. After they finish T will give each student an answer to one or more questions to read out loud and others correct their answers simultaneously.

Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To allow students practice their productive skills (speaking)

Ss will work in groups of four and discuss the three questions in (Exercise4). T will monitor to make sure that all students are on task and give help when needed. when it is time to stop Ss discuss their answers with the whole class .

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