Resources needed: handouts, understandable explanations of anticipated difficult words in the news sheet,
Number food pictures on pp. 7 & 8
Aim: by the end of this stage, students will have warmed up to the topic of
international food by brainstorming a list of types of international food
Stage: warm-up /
Method: countries of the world
teacher waits for class response
“As you may or may not know, I come from Australia”,
writing Australia up
on the board.
“Has anyone been to Australia?” “Do you know where it is?”
“Has anyone been to any other countries?”
Would you like to visit other countries?”
“If so, where would you like to go, and why?”
Get hands-up responses for these. As students mention countries they have
been / would like to go to, teacher lists these on the board.
After a discussion around these questions, ask students to raise their hands to
add to list of countries, with any they can think of.
Hand out sheet 1.
Divide students into groups, depending on numbers in class, and seating
Ask students to brainstorm in their groups, a list of foods they may know that
belong to each country, eg Italy: spaghetti, pizza.
Teacher wanders, monitors.
After 4-5 minutes, teacher asks for hands-up responses, and writes on board.
Aim: by the end of this stage, students will have practiced their conversational English
by speaking about their favourite and most un-favourite foods.
Time: 5-10 minutes
Method: paired conversation
Teacher asks students to pair off, direct this if necessary.
Teacher next asks students to talk to each other for 2-3 minutes about their
favourite and most un-favourite foods. (if they don’t know “favourite”,
describe and write on board.
Teacher monitors discussion to make sure it is taking place in English.
At the end of the time, teacher asks for hands up for some of people’s food
ideas, from their partner.
Aim: by the end of this stage, students will have been introduced to an international
food story, incorporating new vocabulary.
Stage: present /