Slow Food (Listening)
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about "Slow Food" in the context of food
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of food
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
I will start by asking questions about food habits. to introduce the word "foodie". I will elicit the characteristics of a foodie then I will write the name on the board. They may teach me an equivalent Turkish word.
By showing two bags of raisins and chips, I will try to elicit from the students the meanings of the key words in the lesson. I will present 2 pictures of 2 ladies. Students are supposed to compare orally between the 2 ladies using the correct comparative forms. Students work in pairs to read the quiz in ex. 1 then they compare their answers. Students then are directed to calculate their answers and find which type of people they are. I might ask for examples
I will take the answers of the following questions from students. Which one is your favorite Turkish food? What are the typical Turkish dishes? Did some dishes change because of food preservatives? How? (if I have time students might discuss in groups) I will show the picture of bolognese and Bologna and then build on the students' schemats in building the context. I will tell the students that they are going to listen to a reporter to a food expert in Italy about how some dishes have changed because of the preservatives. Students then are supposed to pick a title.
I will test their understanding of the recording by few questions. For instance, the underlined word "Rome" ex. 2. Then students should listen to the recording gain and work in groups to correct the mistakes in the paragraph in ex. 2.
Students work in their same groups to discuss the characteristics of a foodie then talk about the biggest foodie they know in their lives.