Shirin Shirin

Copy of Memories of food
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn to talk about some eating habits in the past through reading a text about memories of food. the lesson will start with a discussion about some eating habits that the students used to do in the past also about any events or memories related to food with their families of friends, followed by reading a text about memories of food next to some T/F questions to answer. finally there is a practice through writing sentences about food memories using the first person.


Abc handout
Abc whiteboard
Abc handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about Memories of food in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific vocabulary to understand some informal expressions from the text


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start by putting some pictures on the whiteboard about families making food together , and i will ask the students to tell me what does it represent . after that I will engage the students in a discussion where they will talk about their food memories with their friends or family , meanwhile i will be asking some questions like whats your favourite food ? what kind of food your mother used to cook for you when you were young ? do you remember any special kind of dishes your father used to cook for you ? do you still cook those dishes nowadays ?.

Pre-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

i will show the students the picture on the hand out and ask them if they know "Emma Bunton " as she used to sing in the spice girls band, i will give them a little information about her after that i will give them the hand out (folded) and ask them to skim the text and find out the answers of the two questions given and i will ask them to check their answers in pairs.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

After checking the answers , i will go through the vocabulary given (glossary )and try to provide more clarification and i will try to explain to students the informality of those words (slang ) and in which situations they should use them , and I will explain why she used it .

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

In this stage i will give the students instructions to read again carefully after that i will ask them to answer the second exercise, ten ( T/F) statements from a to j in pairs , and then check their answers in pairs , after that i'll do some ICQ's like ( what are you going to do ? , are you going to read the text ? , are you going to answer the question in pairs ? are you going to answer by true or false ?

Post-Reading/Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Finally i will ask the students to answer exercise 3 by rewriting the sentences from exercise 2 using the first person instead of the third person , but they will change the information so that the sentences are tru for them individually, after that i will ask them to share their sentences with their partners . the last thing i will ask the students some CCQ's like ( do we use informal words to talk to people other than family or friends ? , do we use the present tense to talk about our memories ?

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