D. Hann D. Hann

Intermediate level


Topic is food Main aim is vocabulary -- introducing and/or reviewing words Sub-aim is writing.


Abc Handout, photocopy from textbook
Abc Sample recipe

Main Aims

  • To introduce and/or practice vocabulary of food, cooking, etc. in context.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a recipe in the context of food


introduce topic (3-5 minutes) • to introduce the topic

Task: Discuss in pairs or groups -- what are your favorite foods? Why do you like them? Write down your answers and share with the class.

Discuss the topic (5 minutes) • Ss talk among themselves, discuss the question

What kinds of food do you know how to prepare?

Task I: take the FOOD QUIZ (5-6 minutes) • Vocabulary introduction and review

Tell them they will be taking The FOOD QUIZ. In pairs. In the quiz itself, I don't see any words that are really obvious for pre-teaching, but students may not be able to come up with the English words for some things easily (when naming containers, for example). We'll cross that bridge if we get to it, but try not to get sidetracked. Containers: show examples or draw on board as needed.

Add another stage (10-15 minutes) • More vocabulary work

Page 152 from English File, working in pairs. All vocab and pronunciation work etc. (See words in Lexis Analysis) Part I: food Give Part II, cooking techniques, significant attention -- detailed explanation b/c they will need it for the next task

Practice stage -- introduction of recipe form (10-15 minutes) • To familiarize students with the format expected for the recipe

There are certain conventions that all recipes must follow: what are they? Elicit responses. Detailed list of ingredients -- including spices Amounts Condition of ingredients (chopped, canned, fresh, sliced, etc.) Detailed instructions for preparation, step by step Detailed instructions for cooking (method, time, procedure) instructions for serving Write some basic format form on the board. Have them look at the format and familiarize themselves with it b/c they will be following it when writing their own.

Production (10-15 minutes) • Writing recipes

Working in pairs or groups, students work from the template to write down a recipe, using the format discussed previously.

Bonus activity • To make productive use of whatever time we have left over

Do the Phrasal verbs associated with food, based on question about eating healthy.

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