To provide gist and specific info reading practices using a text about healthy diets in the context of food.
To provide speaking for fluency practice in the context of a healthy diet.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
WC Introduce, if new students. Put up picture with breakfast items. Elicit from Ss what they had for breakfast. "I usually have some bread, coffee and fruit." PW/GW INSTRUCTION: Get in pairs. Discuss what you usually have for breakfast. For lunch? For dinner? FB- any "same" food that all Ss usually have. Show pictures to groups/pairs. What are these people doing? Are they alone or with other people, may be friends/family? Are they eating a lot of food or just a little? What do you see on the plates? PW INSTRUCTION: Look at the pictures and discuss the questions. HO questions.
S INSTRUCTION: Read the text on your own. Check if your ideas were correct. You have 3 minutes. Do not unfold (open) the top of text. HO text (with title folded.) Monitor. Pair check. FB S INSTRUCTION: Choose a suitable title for the text. HO options A,B,C. Monitor Pair check. FB
S INSTRUCTION: Read the article again. Match statements 1-8 with diets A, B, C. HO strips with with statements. Monitor. Pair Check. FB-write answers on board; ask Ss where the correct info in the text is. S INSTRUCTION: Write if the statement is True or False. HO statements. Monitor. Pair check. FB Whole Class.
PW INSTRUCTION: Discuss (talk) with your partner. HO the two questions. Switch partners and talk. Monitor. FB. Additional discussion questions: "would you like to try any of the diets in the article?"
Ss to read and discuss menus with the aim of picking the restaurant for a night out. Ss in 2 groups. HO menus. GW INSTRUCTION: You are going for dinner with your friends. You all want to eat healthy. Which menu do you pick? Why? Discuss. Monitor. FB.