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Food around the World
Elementary level


Abc pictures
Abc practice from the book
Abc whiteboard
Abc power point

Main Aims

  • • 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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise controlled writing (flexi stage)
  • To practise controlled speaking.


Lead-in (0-0 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

To show some ss pictures that are relevant to the context. Engage them by asking and eliciting answers/ vocabulary from them.

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

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?

While-Reading 1 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with a gist reading task

"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.

While-Reading 2 (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with a reading for specific information task.

"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.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide ss with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

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)

Flexi stage (7 minutes) • Ss produce the information that they have received in the form of a writing. or make the ss aware of some mistakes they have done during the lesson.

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"

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