tulay tulay

Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn about words related to foods through listening to a recording. The lesson starts with showing pictures of some different things that people eat around the world. This is followed by a listening activity. Ss will do some matching. Finally they will practice learnt vocabulary through speaking activities.


Abc handout,
Abc Global course book. handouts. realia.

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson the Ss will have acquired and used words related to unusual foods and ways of cooking

Subsidiary Aims

  • To listen for specific details. To listen to match the adjectives to different kinds of foods.


Warm up. (4-5 minutes) • Get the Ss think about unusual things that people eat.

T shows some picture of interesting things that people eat around the world. T will ask them "Why do you think I am showing these pictures to you?" Ss will think and give their answers. T : "Is there anyone who has ever eaten any of these things?" Then T asks Ss to say what they think each thing would taste like. T will drill and show the pronunciation of the words "grasshopper/cockroach/caterpillar/cobra/ant"

Getting familiar with some new words (7-8 minutes) • To acquire new words.

T will tell the Ss that they are going to hear someone who has eaten all these strange things describing the taste. T will first draw their attention to the columns, which explain how items were cooked and that describe the taste and texture of these things. T shows pictures of the words "bland/crunchy/ crisp/tough/chewy/greasy" then demonstrates their pronunciation, stress by drilling. Ss will listen to Cd and match the columns. Together with the class T will check the answers.

A speaking activity (3-4 minutes) • To practise learnt words.

T will ask Ss these questions. "have you ever tried any of the dishes he talks about?" "Would you like to?" What is the most unusual thing have you ever eaten? Ss will do this activity in pairs.

Ways of cooking (5-7 minutes) • To get familiar with the words related to ways of cooking.

T elicits the words "texture" and "taste" by giving example of "apple". the way apple looks is its texture how the tongue perceives is its taste Ss will add some words to the table from exercise 2 from handout. Ss will do this activity in groups.

An activity (7-8 minutes) • To practise learnt words.

T will put the Ss into two groups. One student thinks of a type of food and the others have to ask Yes/no questions to find out what the food is. for example Is it sweet? Do you fry it? Ss will have a maximum of ten questions to find out what the food is. If they succeed, they get a point.

Activity 2 (4-5 minutes) • to use words related to food

T will ask Ss to think of the most disgusting food combinations they possibly can. For example: "chocolate covered spicy meat". The class vote on the most disgusting dish. Three or four volunteers will come to the board and say their dish and get their points.

Describing foods (4-5 minutes) • To guess and use words related to food

T will show the words in the box from handout. Ss will choose one item from them. Then taking in turns they will describe these items to their partners. Their partner will try to guess what the food is. T will give example "It is crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside" "Fresh bread?" " yes that is right".

Gap fill activity. (3-5 minutes) • To practise TL.

Ss will be given a sheet containing the words with their definition . Ss will fill in the gaps with the correct ones.

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