This EFL lesson is designed around two short films, What’s Cookin’? by LRG and Happy Food by Yum Yum London, and the theme of food. Students practise food and restaurant vocabulary and speaking.
Language level: Elementary (A1) – Pre-intermediate (A2)
Learner type: All ages
Time: 60 minutes
Activity: Watching two short films, speaking and vocabulary activities
Topic: Food and eating
Language: Food vocabulary and going to + infinitive
Materials: Two short films and discussion questions
Write Food Rap on the board. Ask your students what it means. Get them to come up with ideas.
Tell your students they are going to watch a short video which is a food rap, they should identify what a food rap is.
Show the film a second time and ask students to identify the food shown and put it into the following categories:
Fish and seafood:
Ask your students what food in What’s Cookin’?
is normally served in a fast food restaurant.
They will probably mention burger and fries, and chicken burger.
Ask them what other food and drinks are normally served in a fast food restaurant.
Show them Happy Food which is set in a fast food restaurant. Pause at 00:10 and ask students to identify the fast food served in the restaurant.
Answers: burgers, hotdogs, chicken salad, donuts and ice-cream.
Ask your students to identify the adjectives used to describe the food.
Answers: big happy burger, jumbo hotdog, summer-time chicken salad, awesome donuts and super sweet ice-cream.
Ask your students what they think is going to happen next. Play until 00:42 and pause. Ask them what they do when they can’t get ketchup to come out of the bottle.
Ask your again students what they think is going to happen next. Show the rest of the film.
Give your students the food discussion questions. Put them in pairs and ask them to choose 5 questions which they’re interested in discussing.
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