To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about fuel or pleasure in the context of food and restaurants
To provide fluency in the context of food and restaurants
Procedure (25-45 minutes)
-Write foreign restaurants on the board. -Then elicit from SS different kinds of foreign restaurants in their town, e.g. Chinese, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese etc. - Write the on the board and ask SS which they think are the most popular and why. -Then ask them if they think food from their country is popular abroad, and if yes, which dishes in particular.
The teacher will pre-teach the words diet and cut down by providing ECDW. cut down: eat less of something CQs: Are you eating less than you normally eat? diet (in this context): the food people eat regularly (the students probably know the meaning that is to eat less food in order to lose weight). CQs: Does each country have their own diet?
Explain that they are going to read part of an article where women from different countries were interviewed about their attitudes to food and diet. Ask them to read the interview of Alice and Jacqueline and match the questions with their answers. (Exercise 1b) After they finish, get them into pairs to compare answers. Then, the teacher will provide the answer sheet and the students will check their answers with their partners. The teacher will monitor and pick up points. If needed, give delayed feedback.
The teacher will ask the learners to read the reading text again and work on exercise 1c alone. Then, they will be expected to work with their partner to compare answers. The teacher will monitor and pick up some points where the students have difficulty. After they finish, the teacher will go through each question and provide correct answers.
-The teacher will ask the students to work on exercise 1d first alone then with a partner to compare answers. -The teacher will monitor and help the learners for the words they have difficulty. -Then, give delayed feedback. If needed, model and drill certain words.
The teacher will ask the following question: Which of the two women do you think has the healthier diet? Why? They will be expected with their partners and then share their ideas with whole class.
They will be expected to interview with each other with the questions from 1b. How similar are your eating habits? They can interview with different people and the teacher will pick up points for delayed feedback. If time permits, put SS in pairs, A and B. A then tells B from memory how Alice answered the questions and B does the same for Jacqueline.