Food around the World
• By the end of the lesson students will have practised reading for gist and for specific information in the context of food around the world
To practise controlled writing (flexi stage)
To practise controlled speaking.
Procedure (39-38 minutes)
To show some ss pictures that are relevant to the context. Engage them by asking and eliciting answers/ vocabulary from them.
Elicit, concept check, drill and write if necessary the vocabulary that might hamper the reading comprehension: typical vs foreign - herrings - noodles - pick up (food) - transport (food) To further develop the context: Ss discuss the following questions: Which food and drink is typical in your country? Which foreign food and drink is popular in your country?
"Read the text quickly and match the titles to the appropriate paragraphs." Project the titles on board. Demonstrate the first paragraph with ss. ICQs: How many paragraphs are there in the text? Are you going to read slowly? Do you need to undestand every vocabulary word? Ss check their answers in pairs.
"Read the text again and answer these questions. Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper" ( task 4 p 70) Involve a ss in the demonstration the first question. Involve another ss in the demonstration of the second question. Are you going to read slowly or quickly?(quickly) Are you going to write your answers on this paper (course book)? (No) SS check in pairs. Then I provide whole class feedback.
Move around the room and discuss these questions about food habits with at least two people from the class. Project the (adapted) questions on board. Demonstrate with the students. ISQs: Are you going to ask all the questions to the same person? (no at least 2) Are you going to stay in your seats? (no)
Controlled writing " You are part of a facebook group called 'Food Lovers around the World'. Your friends in the group ask you to write them about famous meals and food habits in your country. Write a short paragraph to answer them." Brainstorm with the whole class on the board to activate their skimata and encourage their flow of thoughts. Ask ss to do the same on their own before they start writing. "Brainstorm alone and then choose the best ideas and start writing"