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Food and drink, Countable and Uncountable
Elementary, Grade 4, A2 level


In this lesson, students practise reading through guided discovery based on a text about food. The lesson starts with describing food about what they see in the picture. This is followed by jigsaw reading where students read and relate stories about what people eat around the world. Finally there is some controlled practice through sentence reformulation and free practice via final role-play speaking activity.


Abc Reading handout

Main Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about traditional snacks in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable students to understand vocabulary items related to the context and to give them practise in speaking for fluency.


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

Teacher shows a picture to say at least three foods they see.Let them to name three types of food.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Teacher elicits what students know about the topic with the help of a matching activity. Teacher gives pre-teaching vocabulary on common food and drink by askiing students to decide food.

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

Teacher splits the students into group and tell them to look at all 6 questions with their partner(s) and choose the correct name. Then, Teacher gets feedback to see which answers students have chosen, but without telling them them yet if they are right or wrong.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Teacher divides the students intwo as A and B. Teacher tells each group of students to read their own one half of the answere to check the quiz, asks ICQs. When students finished reading, Teacher regroups them into pairs with one from each group and ask them to tell their partner what the correct answer is for each one.

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