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Healthy Diets Around the World
Elementary level


In this lesson, students are going to learn vocabulary through the text related to food, health diets and eating habits.


Abc Handout, Photos

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about Healthy Diets Around the World in the context of Food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of Healthy Diets Around the World in the context of Food


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I'm going to show them two photos ; healthy and unhealthy photos and ask the students what they are. I'll elicit the answers. I'll ask ' What can you see in the photos?' I'll elcit the food words.

Pre-Reading/Listening (6-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Students will work in pairs to discuss the questions in exercise 1a using the photos. I'll give them 3 minutes to discuss with their partners and then elicit the answers. If they have any problem about vocabulary, I'll guide them.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

I'm going to show some photos of blocking words in the text and let them guess the meaning of them. ( Diets, olive oil, portion, Mediterranean, dishes, herbs, spices ) I'm going to use body language to teach the word 'delicious'. I'll ask them to repeat after me and then one by one they'll pronounce the word. I'm going to write the word on the board , show the stress and parts of speech. I'll write a sentence using the word. Then they will work in pairs or groups( depending on the number of the students ). Each pair/group will read one diet and then I'm going to ask one student from each pair/group to tell us his/her reading text. I'm going to ask what they find interesting and different or similar to us.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (3-6 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Students will do exercise 2 which is for specific meaning. Students will match the statements with the three diets. I'm going to elicit the answers.

Post-Reading/Listening (6-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Students will work in pairs to do exercise 3. They are going to talk about their favourite food and food they don't like. Then they will play a food game. They will work in pairs and think of a vegetable or fruit and answer the questions of the other pairs. The other pairs will try to find the vegetable or the fruit.

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