Food vocabulary activity


Activity:food

This activity can be used to review vocabulary related to food, dishes, food cultural differences, healthy and unhealthy food…

Objective:

to introduce new vocabulary related to food, to  know about eating habits in different countries.

Procedure:

  • Students are given a text and a set of pictures presenting cooking vocabulary.
  • They should match sentences and  pictures and make up a list of new vocabulary.
  • Then they are given a list of places where people can eat, so they could match a place and its short description given orally or on another card.
  • Students discuss various diets and types of food.
  • Students say what dishes are associated with different countries. ( e.g., sashimi – Japan, dim sum – China, pelmeni – Russia, Yorkshire pudding – England, etc.)
  • Working in groups, students should make up a list of healthy and unhealthy diets, prove their choice and exchange ideas.
  • The teacher asks them to discuss the medical importance and benefits of eating healthy.
  • Students should describe healthy foods they eat in their native country.
  • In groups, students create a healthy menu for a dinner.
  • They are encouraged to use familiar and simple recipes.
  • The teacher asks each group to present their recipe to the rest of the class.
  • They can also give an example of an unhealthy menu with lots of calories and so on.

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