Sweet potato scientists win World Food Prize (October 14, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Four scientists have won the 2016 World Food Prize for developing a way to grow sweet potatoes that have extra amounts of Vitamin A." Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 0, Level 1 or Level 2 Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords,
hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
New product tests for spiked drinks(May 27, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A British businessman has developed a product that helps people test drinks they think might have been drugged, or 'spiked'."
Worries over eating disorders in Japan (April 27, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A health group in Japan is worried about people with eating disorders. The Japan Society for Eating Disorders said that most people..."
Sugar could be harmful to our health (January 12, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Governments in the United States and United Kingdom are waging a war on sugar in the interests of public health. Both countries claim that..." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Food festivals - a lesson plan
"This lesson plan for teachers of teenage students at level B2 is about food festivals.
Students will focus on their listening skills in preparation for part 2 of the FCE listening test."
Snack facts - recording vocabulary
"In this engaging series of activities, which use four short texts about 'snack culture', students will discuss different ways of recording vocabulary.
They will learn how to notice patterns in vocabulary and how to speculate about the meaning of new vocabulary based on suffixes and word-building patterns.
Food crime is an international problem- a lesson plan with AUDIO (September 06, 2014)
"There is a new and growing danger with the food we eat.
Criminal gangs are selling billions of dollars of fake food to supermarkets around the world." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Saving Grace - a lesson plan
"The animated film explains how by providing a free meal at school, Mary’s Meals can enable more children to go to school,
eat, learn, and break the poverty cycle for future generations." Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Watching two short films, speaking, dictation and critical thinking
Language: Language related to hunger, education and non-governmental associations
Materials: Two short films and discussion questions
apprendre à présenter son magasin préféré : un magasin de bonbons
pré-requis : be et have au présent
réactivation de 'there is /there are'
réactivation des prépositions
réactivation du génitif
acquisition du vocabulaire: différents types de sucreries
compétence: prise de parole en continu: niveau A1
Créé par Murielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a Coca-Cola advert and the theme of healthy eating and lifestyles. Students compare their eating habits and lifestyle with those of their grandparents, watch an advert, read a press release and talk about the values Coca-Cola adverts try to transmit." Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 60 minutes
Activity: Watching a short film, reading a press release, speaking and writing
Topic: Healthy lifestyles, eating and adverts
Language: Food vocabulary, lifestyle vocabulary and comparatives
Materials: Short film and press release (film-english.com)
THE SCARECROW -a lesson plan
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film for Chipotle and the topics of food and the factory farming industry.
Students talk about the factory farming industry, watch a short film, discuss issues related to the film and then watch and discuss a parody of the film." Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes (film-english.com)
Hunger affects one in eight people(October 3, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report from the United Nations says one in eight people around the world does not have enough food.
The U.N. reports that 842 million people suffer from very serious hunger." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
New TomTato plant grows potatoes and tomatoes(October 1, 2013)- a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A horticultural company in the U.K. is marketing a revolutionary new plant that grows both tomatoes and potatoes.
It is called the TomTato and yields up to 500 sweet, cherry-sized tomatoes and a healthy crop of white potatoes." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
People eat first ''Google burger'' (August 8, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Two food critics have eaten meat that was grown in a lab. It is the first time anyone has eaten artificial meat." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Inside the meat lab: the future of food
"With billions of mouths to feed, we can't go on producing food in the traditional way.
Scientists are coming up with novel ways to cater for future generations. In-vitro burger, anyone?" (theguardian.com)
United Nations asks us to eat insects (May 16, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new United Nations report says the we should all eat insects. The report is from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
It is called 'Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security'." (breakingnewsenglish.com) See Videos
Insect eating creeps on to Paris menus - Article + Video - 20 November 2013
"Scorpions and grasshoppers can now be found on the menus of upscale French restaurants,
just as those concerned about the world's increasing demand for protein are looking to insects as one solution." + 'Established and palatable'
+ Insect delicacies from around the world
+ UN report on edible insects (BBC)
Horsemeat scandal widens across Europe - a lesson plan with audio (February 12, 2013)
"Beef infected with horsemeat has been taken off the supermarket shelves but the crisis remains on the European political agenda..." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Americans waste 40 per cent of their food - a lesson plan with audio (August 23, 2012)
"Americans are wasteful when it comes to food, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
It released a study that says the 40 per cent of uneaten food equates to around $165 billion a year." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
The sandwich celebrates 250th birthday(May 13, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
"The sandwich is 250 years old this weekend and residents in the English town of Sandwich, where the bread meal was first eaten, are celebrating their culinary history. The 11th Earl of Sandwich hosted a celebratory lunch in honour of the sandwich." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Energy drinks irreversibly damage teeth (7th May 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
"A new study has found that energy drinks and sports drinks cause irreversible damage to teeth, with energy drinks being twice as damaging as sports drinks." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Vocabulary - Breakfast
"Learn / Revise the vocabulary related to breakfast with the following activities :
1) Learn the vocabulary,
2) Match the words with the pictures,
3) Match the pictures with the sounds,
4) Do a crossword !
5) Listen to a song !" - with Ernie et Cookie Monster Créé par Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)
Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups
"This blog contains a series of movie segments to be used to brainstorm, warm up, follow up, and activate schemata, preparing the students for the topic that will be discussed in class. Here you will find the segments, the lesson plans, and varied topics to foster conversation.
You may use the activities for a full two-hour class or they can be used separately to brainstorm or wrap up the topic, focusing on conversation, vocabulary and listening comprehension." (warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)
ex : Bangkok Dangerous & The Joy Luck Club: Ethnic Food
Séquence sur la cuisine anglaise avec documents et ressources : British food: Say no to stereotypes ! "What are the characteristics of contemporary British cooking? Where do some culinary specialities come from?
Is there a specific language of recipes? This unit aims to answer all these questions." (emilangues.education.fr)
Séquence Breakfast niveau A2 (Segpa)
"Séquence complète sur le thème du petit déjeuner anglais et américain.
Cette séquence de niveau A2 proposée à des élèves de 4ème Segpa pourra être adaptée pour d'autres classes." (Ac. Martinique)
companies targeting kids online- a lesson plan
- with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), podcast, communication
activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises." (Breaking News English)
FOOD - a lesson plan (Jean-Marc Gébelin -
Académie de Grenoble)
Hunger kills 6m children a year - a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities,
pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
(Breaking News English)
McDonald to promote fitness- a lesson
plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities,
pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
food best in the world - a lesson plan + Listening "A British restaurant that serves bacon and egg ice cream has been
voted the best place in the world to eat..." (breakingnewsenglish.com)