Reading - Food: fuel or pleasure?
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about fuel or pleasure in the context of food
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of food
Procedure (43-57 minutes)
T writes some countries (The United States, China, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico) T asks the question " What kind of food or dishes do you associate with these countries?" and give Ss a few minutes in pairs to think of some food and dishes. Ss discuss about this question with their partners. T elicits their answers and might want the Ss to write their answers on the board.
T focuses on the title "Fuel or pleasure?" and elicits / explains the meaning of fuel, pleasure in this context. T might also ask the difference between dish and food. T ECDW the key vocab before the text. T explains Ss are going to read part of an article where women from different countries were interviewed about their attitudes to food and diet. T explains the questions. T wants Ss to focus on the highlighted words and phrases and the definitions (1-10) T gives Ss a few minutes to match them individually Ss peer check T models and drills pronunciation.
T tells Ss to read Alice's answers once before trying to match them to questions 1-6 (by writing the numbers in the boxes). Ss do the same for Jacqueline. Ss peer check, then WCFB.
T gets Ss to read the article again and answer questions 1-9 with the correct initial. T elicits answers from the Ss and might encourage Ss to justify their answers by referring to the article.
T wants Ss to focus on the 6 interview questions. Ss now use questions 1-6 to interview each other in pairs. T monitors them while they're asking and answering the questions. As this is a freer speaking (fluency) activity delayed feedback should be provided if there are major common errors.
T asks the whole class whose diet they think is healthier, and why. First, Ss discuss it with their partners. T gives FB, accepts all opinions but ask Ss to justify them.