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Unit 4: Foods and beverages

Day two: Talking about food, expressing likes and dislikes


  1. Students will be able to ask and tell what people eat and drink for breakfast and lunch.
  2. Students will be able to express likes and dislikes.

Setting the Stage (5 minutes)

The teacher reprises yesterday's story about the family breakfast.

Teacher numbers each student 1, 2, 3 or 4. Then, the students gather in one of the 4 corners of the room, each corner a specific number 1, 2, 3, or 4. All the #1 students meet in Corner #1, etc. Once the groups are gathered, the teacher instructs them to read their homework (the 5 true/false statements) and their group-mates decide whether the statement is true or false.

Teacher circulates during this time.

Input (10 minutes)

Teacher shows a visual of two kitchens, Kitchen A and Kitchen B. Teacher prepares this visual as a Powerpoint slide or as a one-page graphic.

The visuals show food items on the counter and the refrigerator door open and a variety of foods inside: sausages, ham, cheese, milk, eggs, salad, cereal, bowl of fruit, hot soup, toaster with slices of bread inside, etc. Each kitchen has some similar items but differs in variety, amount and location. Teacher describes each kitchen in detail. Teacher asks yes/no, either/or, and how many/where/what/ questions about some of the food items. Students will choral-respond as a class.

  • Is this a slice of bread? Is this a bowl of fruit? Is this a sandwich?
  • Is this a slice of bread or a bowl of fruit? Is this a hamburger or a sandwich?
  • Is the bread in the refrigerator or on the counter?
  • Is there a slice of pizza on the counter?
  • Is the box on the counter cookies or cereal?
  • What is on the top shelf of the refrigerator?
  • Where is the bowl of eggs?
  • How many cartons of milk are inside the refrigerator door?

Guided Practice (20 minutes)

Activity 1

Students receive a blank Venn diagram. Their task is to label one circle "Breakfast" and the second circle "Lunch". Their task is to write down which foods shown in the teacher's visual are for breakfast, which are for lunch, and which can be for either meal. The left section of the left circle is for one meal; the right section of the right circle is for the other meal; the overlapping area in the middle is for "either" meal.

Activity 2

Teacher instructs students to write the numbers 1-10 on the back of their Venn diagram paper. Teacher instructs students that he/she will read a description of ten items found in the visual. Students are to write down the corresponding name of the food as the teacher reads each description.

Independent Practice (20 minutes)

Activity 1

Students, with a partner, discuss the things they eat/drink and which they don't eat/drink. Teacher provides an outline of such a discussion written on the board or overhead transparency or Powerpoint slide:

  • Do you eat/drink…?
  • Yes, I eat/drink…
  • How often?
  • Every day…once in a while…all the time…never
Activity 2

Students, with same partner, discuss which foods they like/don't like. Teacher provides a model on the board/overhead/Powerpoint slide:

  • I like…
  • I dislike…
  • I love…
  • I detest…
  • It's delicious, disgusting, etc…
Activity 3: Bingo game

Students prepare a blank Bingo chart on a piece of paper, or teacher can provide copies of a Bingo chart. They write a name of a food or drink in each square (total 25 names). They need to leave enough space at the bottom of each square to write someone's name. The students then get up and ask a classmate if he or she drinks or eats a food item on their card. If yes, the student writes the classmate's name in the appropriate slot. If no, then the student asks the classmate for about another food or drink. Once the classmate has indicated a "yes," the student goes to a second classmate and repeats the process. The first student to get a "yes" from five classmates either across, down, or diagonally wins the game! Teacher verifies the winner's Bingo card names with the classmate whose name is in each slot by asking, for example:

"Mary, is it true that you like hamburgers?"

Closure (30 seconds)

Teacher gives the winner a little prize and encourages everyone to applaud the winner.

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