(Updated on 16/09/2016)






Lesson plans :

  • 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 0Level 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..."
  • 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."

  • In the cafe where you can pay what you want, what would you choose?
    "Cafes serving meals made with ‘intercepted’ ingredients that were destined for landfill are opening up across the UK.
    You simply add up your own bill."


  • 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. 



  • U.S. city will fine people who waste food (September 26, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
    "The U.S. city of Seattle is introducing a system to fine people who waste food."

  • 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."




  • 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
    Topic: Hunger
    Language: Language related to hunger, education and non-governmental associations
    Materials: Two short films and discussion questions



  • A confectioner's shop - un diaporama: classe de 6e: 

           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

    compétenceprise de parole en continu: niveau A1

    Créé par Murielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)


  • Coca-Cola Ad
    "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



  • 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



  • 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."
  • 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."


'TomTato' tomato and potato plant unveiled in UK - 26 September 2013
+ What is grafting?



  • 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..."

  • 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."

  • 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."


    Sandwich celebrates 250th anniversary of the sandwich
    "When John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, ordered beef served between slices of bread about 250 years ago he probably did not think his request would become a global convenience meal..."



  • 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."


  • 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."

    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."






  • 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)






  • UN: 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)


  • British 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..."






  • Breakfast - a scavenger hunt
    "First watch the video, then play the game and read the little book to answer questions about what children have for breakfast."

    (Activity created by Renée Maufroid)

  • Eating in America: A Webquest (