Demo Lesson - You are what you eat
A1 level


In this lesson, the students practice detailed reading followed by a jigsaw activity in the context of a food. The students will be reading stories in the simple present


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Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about food in the context of eating habits

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of food habits


Warmer/Lead-in (1-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The Ss will be introduced to the topic with the sentence 'You are what you eat' written on the board. Elicit from the students the meaning of the sentence: (It's important to eat well) Students discuss in pairs: What did you eat for dinner yesterday? For the feedback ask students to report their partners' answer

Pre-Reading/Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Introduce matching exercise giving one example. Ss check in pairs. Vocal feedback checking pronunciation.

Jigsaw #1 (5-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

The class is divided into two groups for the first part of the activity. The Ss will read their respective texts and answer the questions. Ss check in pairs their answers. Give answer sheet.

Jigsaw #2 (5-5 minutes) • To provide students with a speaking for fluency task

The Ss will be re-arranged with partners from the opposite group. Ss compare what their given story is and swap information with a partner from the other group. Feedback on the board with examples of sentences used during the exercise.

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