Muhammad Ganji Muhammad Ganji

Family activities, eating together
Intermediate - B1 level


In this session, students will be involved to think of some previous habits about families, and what they used to do, and they will be familiar with some blocking words in the reading part. In groups, they will be discussing about right and wrong habits of eating and relevant issues about it


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about Family activities in the context of Food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of Family activities in the context of Food
  • To provide practice of Food in the context of Food


Greeting (5 minutes) • Ice breaking and grabbing attention

T will enter the class, greeting ss with some sentences they like

Engagement (10 minutes) • To engage ss into the lesson and make them familiar with the topic and prepare them to talk

T will ask them to look at the pictures and write a phrase of 2,3 words to describe it. They should think of it alone, not sharing ideas together. Then, T will ask ss about happy moments that they have with their families. They will share ideas with class. T will get sone ICQs in order to help them understand instructions: A. Should you share your answers together? B. Are you going to do this task in pairs or groups?

Lead-in (5 minutes) • To prepare ss for study part, to make them aware of main subject of lesson

T will play a video clip for class about importance of eating together in families. Then ss should write one main idea about the clip they watched, then they will stand up and write their ideas and sentences on the papers attached to the wall. They will use these papers later ICQs: A. Are you going to summarize what you watch? B. Should you write the whole story on those papers?

Study (8 minutes) • To study about given topic and get some new inputs

Ss will open their books , and T will board some blocking words in order to make them understandable by giving some example, and then getting repetition: individual, peer, group. Then making examples with those words, at last, 5 words will be written on the board. Then ss will be divided into 2 groups, and they will be given 4 minutes, each group member should read one paragraph and then write one sentence about it on given A4 papers, then we will have 2 different summaries and ideas of each paragraph. T will ask them to exchange their final papers to get new themes and ideas. T will have some CCQs to make sure they have totally understood the text: A. What are the duties of people in families? B. Should we cook favorite foods of children when they demand? C. Do families talk while they are eating around the dinner table?

Activation (16-18 minutes) • To put information into practice

Controlled: T will ask ss to answer the exercise C on page 40 of textbook, then they will share their answers in pairs with the person sitting next to them. Then T will check 1 or 2 of them to make sure whether they have done it correctly or not. Semi-controlled: T will give ss small pieces of papers, having a sentence on it, then they have to complete that sentence about their own families. T will play a music while they are doing this activity, and they will be selected randomly to come out and pantomime it for other ss and they have to guess who is that person they are acting him or her. Freer: T will provide ss with some paper phones, and they will be asked to stand in front of each other, and they will start talking on the phone with each other, the story is based on family habits and what they have learnt. ICQs: A. Should you use any of new words you learnt today? B. Should you talk to any one you like? Finally, T will ask ss to think of some new events or habits that in future, families are going to have. List them and bring them to the classroom.

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