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Fast food: TV interviews

Course: Weekly lessons, Unit: Life today

  • 60 mins
  • In class
  • Listening
  • A2


Learning goals:

  • Be able to understand and talk about a video on fast food
  • Understand and use words for fast food, ways of cooking, and ways of talking about food

Published by

EF Education First


Success criteria:

  • Decide if words and phrases for talking about food are positive or negative
  • Correctly identify foods in a dish that people talk about in the video
  • Correctly answer questions about the meaning of the video
  • Talk about your opinion of the topic of the video

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Activities (12)

Introduction

Introduction

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Class
  • Core
  • Objectives


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

No instructions

 

Warm up

Warm up

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Core
  • Text entry, mixed


Student instructions

Work in pairs or small groups. Look at the photo of fast food. Answer the questions.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to introduce students to the topic of fast food, relate the topic to their previous knowledge and experience, and review fast food vocabulary.
Suggested answers

 

Lead in

Lead in

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Pair, Group, Class
  • Core
  • Multiple choice, open


Student instructions

Do you like these foods? Answer the questions. Then talk about the answers.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to discuss their own food preferences, and to introduce language that appears in the video they will watch in the Listen activity.
Conduct this activity as a poll. Once students have submitted their answers, send the results to the class and discuss them.


 

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual, Pair, Group
  • Support
  • Categorization, closed


Student instructions

HowListen to people talking about food. Then look at the words for talking about food.
Are they positive (good), or negative (bad)? Put them in the chart


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to introduce words and phrases for reacting to food. This prepares students for some of the language in the video they will watch in the Listen activity.

 

Listen for detail

Listen for detail

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Multiple choice, closed


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise listening for details.
Have students discuss their answers before submitting.
If you would like to see the script for the video, please go to the Respond activity.

 

Understand

Understand

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Text entry, model


Student instructions

Watch the video again. Answer the questions. Write full sentences.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise comprehension of an authentic video.
Have students read the questions before watching the video. Answer any questions they have about the descriptions given of the people. They should write sentences in answer to the questions. Anything close to the model answers is acceptable.

 

Respond

Respond

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Core
  • Discussion


Student instructions

In pairs or small groups, discuss the questions about the video.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to respond to the video with their own opinions, and relate the topic of the video to their own experiences.
Suggested answers
There are no correct answers. Some ideas may include:

 

Language extension

Language extension

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Core
  • Matching, closed


Student instructions

The video talks about deep-fried chicken. This is a way of cooking.
What other ways of cooking are there? Match the words to the photos.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to expand on the language from the video.
Students should work in pairs to use their shared knowledge to match the words and the photos. If students need more support, allow them to look in a dictionary.

 

Practice

Practice

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Support
  • Gap fill, closed


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise some of the language from the video and related vocabulary.
This practises key language from the Lead in, Vocabulary, and Language extension activities.

 

Apply

Apply

Recommendations

  • 8 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Challenge
  • Writing, open


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to give students freer practice in using the key language from the Lead in, Vocabulary, and Language extension activities.
Students should ask their partners the four questions. They should then create four of their own questions to ask their partner.

 

Follow up

Follow up

Recommendations

  • 10 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Challenge
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to relate the video to students' own situations and culture.
The line 'This sandwich is America' is from the video in the Listen for detail, Understand, and Respond activities.
This activity could be started in class, with students sharing ideas, and finished as homework. The suggested duration represents the time taken to set up the activity in class.

 

Exit ticket

Exit ticket

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Individual
  • Support
  • Text entry, open


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

TheThe aim of this activity is for students to review and practise using a new word that they learned during the lesson.

 
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