Fouz Fouz

Reading Online Lesson
Intermediate level


Abc Reading Text
Abc ppt. presentation
Abc questions related the passage

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about What impact has globalization had on food and eating habits in Italy? in the context of Globalization

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process writing practice of an essay in the context of Globalization and its relation with food.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask learners if they like Italian food. Why do they think it is so popular worldwide? Elicit some Italian dishes and any restaurants where it is served in the town where the class is studying. Ask them to use the chat box to share their ideas.

Pre-Reading (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Predicting content from topic sentences: 1- Share the link for the reading text in the chat box. Paraphrase or ask Ss to read the information in the slide shared with them. Ask Ss why texts are broken into paragraphs and what the writer should include in each paragraph and let them share their answers in the chat box. Focus Ss on the five sentences. Say that they are the topic sentences of the five paragraphs in an essay. Elicit what kind of information they expect to find in Paragraph 1 and write their answers in the chat box. Ss discuss the other topic sentences in pairs in breakout rooms. After they return to the main session, elicit a few answers from the Ss, let them write their answers in the chat box, but do not say if they are right or wrong. 2- Ss Skim read the text to check their predictions. Remind them that they do not need to focus on each word in the text, just get the gist of it. Send them to breakout rooms to discuss and compare their answers in groups together. Return to the main session and check the answers with all Ss. 3- Share with the Ss the link for the website in the chat box and tell them that they can use this link to check a simpler meaning for any difficult word by pasting the part of the text they do not understand and then then click rewordify button and they will get the simpler meaning for the difficult words.

While-Reading #1 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Reading for main ideas: 3- Ss read the question and the table on the slide of the presentation. Draw the Ss attention to the example answer, asking Ss how we know it refers to the present. Learners complete the table. Enable the Ss to annotate using the annotation feature in zoom and writes their answers in the table by themselves. 4- Focus Ss on the four sentence beginnings. Ask them how they can complete the sentences by referring to the text. Let them discuss together in pairs in breakout rooms. In the main session, check the answers with all of them.

While-Reading #2 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Reading between the lines: Identifying Purpose and Audience Tell Ss about some things I have read in the last 24 hours and show them some photos for these texts. Tell them who you think the texts were written for and what the author's main intention was and let them share their their answers in the chat box. Assigning them to breakout room, then they discuss what they have read, who the text was meant to appeal to and what they think the author's main intention was. 5- Ss answer the two multiple choice questions about the essay on Italian food. Let them share their answers in the chat box.

Post-Reading (15-20 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

6- Ask Ss to write an essay about the food and eating habits in Egypt. Tell them they have to write five paragraphs with five topic sentences. They should answer these questions throughout their essay: 1- What is the best-known national dish? I s it popular outside your country? 2- Is there a difference between the food that people eat in countryside or villages and the food people eat in big cities? 3- Should governments stop the growth of multinational restaurant chains, to allow local, traditional restaurants to compete for customers?

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