Ali Daadaa Ali Daadaa

Reading (food from all over the world)
Elementary level


The students are meant to improve their skimming for gist and scanning for detail skills through a linear text. Additionally, the lesson is supposed to reach a production stage (speaking) where students would produce the target language in a controlled practice stage.


Abc gap fill handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and deduction reading practice using a text about food from around the world in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Roleplay in the context of International Food fair
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Roleplay in the context of International Food fair


lead in (10-15 minutes) • activate schemata and contextualise the target language

T shows in a PPT pictures of Local and international food T asks Ss to comment on visuals -whole class what is local and foreign food or drink T elicits core vocabulary such as Herrings Chopsticks Noodles Rice Sausages Farm Knife Fork hungry---to remove learning barriers--through pictures

Reading (5 minutes) • Skim for the gist

T urges Ss to have a 'quick reading' of the paragraph and to entitle them. T allows short time for reading max 3 mnts --then ask Ss to check with their peers'. T gives Ss answer

Reading (10 minutes) • Scanning for detail

T with Ss work on a sample question. How many courses are there in China? important words to highlight T allows a second reading of the text and have students apply what they learnt on remaining questions T monitors. Have Ss communicate answers in peer check stage then T does whole class feedback

Production ( controlled speaking ) (15-20 minutes) • have students talk about local food and eating habits

T removes speaking barriers by communicating key words to be used. T demonstrates the Task T will have then two students demonstrate the task have students move around the class and share with peers Students will be holding papers including questions on St book and prompts

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