Samantha Robinson Samantha Robinson

TP1A - Fast Food/ Eating Out
A2 level


In this lesson, students will discuss fast food. They will read a short biography of Harland Sanders, skim reading, scan reading, and ordering events from the text. After that, they will do individual reading and answer questions about the text. They will follow this up with a short speaking activity, discussing their own opinions on the topic.


Abc Life events flash cards
Abc Handout - photocopy from face2ace textbook

Main Aims

  • To give students practice reading for skimming, scanning and reading for detail in the context of a biography about the founder of KFC.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To expose students to past simple regular/ irregular/ positive/ negative.


Starter (6-8 minutes) • To introduce the theme for the lesson.

1. Teacher introduces himself/herself and checks the names of the students. 2. Teacher shows the students some pictures of fast foods and asks students if they know what they are. 3. Teacher writes the words on the board around an empty topic box. 4. Teacher asks the students to guess what the topic is and writes it is the box.

Speaking activity (8-10 minutes) • To give the students speaking fluency time

1. Teacher gives students a number - 1,2, or 3 - putting them in groups. 2. Teacher writes the three questions on the board from the textbook and each group is assigned one of the questions. - What fast food companies are there in your country? - What are the good and bad things about fast food? - Do you ever go to fast food restaurants? Which ones? What do you usually buy? 3. Teacher tells the student to mingle and ask each other their questions. 4. Teacher asks students for feedback on what they talked about and writes vocabulary and phrases on the board.

Reading in Pairs activity (8-10 minutes) • To practise skim reading and scan reading.

1. Teacher explains that he/she has a handout. 2. Teacher briefly explains what the readingis about and asks the students if they know anything about Harland Sanders or KFC. 2. Teacher explains that the students should skim read the text and discuss question 2 in pairs. 3. Teacher hands out the the handout and puts students into pairs. 4.Students read and discuss in pairs. 5. Teacher invites individuals to come and arrange the events in the correct order.

Reading for detail (8-10 minutes) • To read for detail and answer questions about the text.

1. Students read the text individually and write their answers. 2. Students discuss the answers in their pairs. 3. Teacher asks students individually for feedback on the answers.

Speaking activity (6-8 minutes) • To share likes and dislike about fast food and food.

1. Teacher asks students to mingle and ask each other if they like fast food. If yes, what fast food do you eat? If no, what food do you like? 2. Teacher asks for feedback on what they learned about others. 3. Teacher ends the lesson.

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