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Cooking in Britain Today
This lesson consists of a series of activities to help students talk about food and cooking.
The main focus of the lesson is a text based on a recent survey in the UK indicating that British people are becoming more adventurous and experimental in their cooking and eating habits due to the growing popularity of cooking programmes. This lesson should challenge stereotypes of British food and encourage students to discuss their own preferences and attitudes towards food and restaurants.
Modern British cooking and restaurants; the popularity of celebrity chefs
- To learn or revise vocabulary relating to food, restaurants, tastes and textures
- To develop reading and comprehension skills
- To develop speaking skills/ discussing preferences and attitudes towards food and restaurants
Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.
Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:
- Brainstorming exercise
- Food vocabulary exercise
- British food quiz
- Reading task (1): article and comprehension questions
- Reading task (2): restaurant reviews, discussion questions and creative task
- Food proverbs exercise
For more information about this topic you can visit these BBC sites:
Kate Joyce, British Council
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