Lesson based on a video
Level(s): (B1/B2) Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate
Aimed at: Teenagers/young adults/adults
Aims: Listening for specific information/ Speaking/Mind mapping
Materials: Handouts 1&2
Time: +/- 90 min
1. Have the students work in pairs and answer the following questions (you read out the questions and give them 1 minute to discuss it with their partner):
- What´s your favourite food?
- What did you have for breakfast this morning?
- What is a typical breakfast in your country?
- Are you a good cook?
- What is your show off dish?
- What did you have for lunch/dinner yesterday?
- Is there a dish your country is famous for? Do you know how to prepare it?
- Are you adventurous with food? Do you like to try new food and drinks?
- What food is Britain known for? Have you tried any of the traditional British dishes?
Time +/- 10 minutes
2. At this point, students will most likely have mentioned fish and chips as one of the most famous British dishes. Tell the students that they are going to watch a video about fish and chips:
Give out Handout 1 to the students and ask them to predict the answers in pairs:
Time +/-10 minutes
3. Play the video and ask the students to compare their answers and complete the following mind map (you can have it displayed on the board and ask your students to do their own):
If you prefer, you can have it printed out for each group of students:
Time +/- 10 minutes
4. Have the students work in groups of three. Ask them to choose one of their traditional dishes and prepare a similar mind map on:
- What are its main competitors?
- How is it served?
- What are the ingredients?
- What is the key to its taste?
- Does it have any different names? etc.
(Remember to monitor closely at this stage and help out with the vocabulary!)
Time: +/-15 minutes
5. Have the groups present their dishes to the class.
(Remember to make notes on the language used for the error correction stage!)
Time: +/- 20 minutes
6. Feedback and error correction.
Use the language samples from the previous activity and put them on the board. Have students work in pairs and correct the mistakes.
Time: +/- 10 minutes
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