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Healthy diets around the world
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be familiar with vocabulary in the context of healthy diets around the world.


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Main Aims

  • For students to practise reading for gist and specific information in the context of healthy diets around the world.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For students to learn vocabulary related to food and health.


Warmer/Lead-in (0-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher will ask students: 1. what do you eat? 2. which countries have you been to? 3. do you know about other foods around the world?

Pre-Reading/Listening (0-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Teacher will show the title on page 54 "Healthy diets around the world" and ask students to make predictions what they think the articles about and then the students elicit. Teacher shows picture on page 54 and students discuss question in exercise 1a and then students elicit. Pre teach vocabulary: Diet Herbs spices healthy regions attractive diseases digestion

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Students read the article on their own very quickly and choose the best title. 1. Eating and your health 2. Healthy eating is bad for you 3. Japanese, Mediterranean, South Indian diets are healthy (best title) 4. Healthy oils are bad for you Ask students and elicit answers from students Get students to do exercise 2 in pairs on page 54, then students will elicit answers.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (0-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Students will read the article again in more detail and answer true of false questions 1. Does South Indian diet contain a lot of fruit and vegetables. (True) 2. Japanese people are generally unhealthy. (False) 3. Oil in Mediterranean diet is healthy. (True) 4. Spices make food taste delicious. (True) 5. South Indians eat a lot of meat. (False)

Post-Reading/Listening (0-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask students to discuss what they thought of the article and what they think about the Turkish diet and elicit their answers. And then ask student to work in pairs and answer the following questions; 1. What are your favourite types of food? 2. Which food don't you like?

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