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Healthy Food


  • To develop pupils’ skills in reading, listening and speaking;

  • To practice new words and expressions

  • To give additional information about traditional food and national food of Ukraine and Great Britain;

  • To provide pupils with the opportunity of free-speaking, using personal experience and knowledge.


  • cards for pair work and group work pictures,

  • photos of dishes,

  • cards for making pantomime,

  • texts for reading and listening,

  • CD


I. Greeting

T.: Dear children! Today we shall speak about food, one of the most essential parts of our life. People must eat the right food. Food gives energy and health and food sets us into a cheerful working mood.

II. The main part

1. Warming-up activity

T. Today our fridge is full of products. Let’s look inside it and try to refresh a certain portion of lexis which will be very useful in our further work.

- React to the pictures, using the expressions:

1) Thinking about ____ makes my mouth water

2) ____ put(s) me in the right mood

3) I prefer ___ to ___

4) It is so tasty to eat ____

5) I adore ____

6) I would like to eat ____

7) I can’t stand ____

2. Phonetic drills

1) The cook took a good look at a cookery book.

2) I like the way you look, I like the way you cook.

3) A cup of coffee hot in a proper coffee pot.

4) A big fish is on a dish.

5) I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream.

6) Give me an orange, orange, orange,

I don’t like to eat porridge, porridge, porridge.

7) Fresh frozen fried fish.

3. Vocabulary revision

a) Complete the sentences

(Pupils are given some sentences with some missing words.)

1) When I am hungry I want to …

2) When I am thirsty I want to …

3) People cannot live without …

4) There is a lot of … in vegetables and fruit.

5) Plants cannot live without …

6) People have got four … a day.

7) English people drink tea with …

8) Russian tea is tea with … in it.

9) In summer everybody likes to eat berries, fruit or ice-cream for …

10) … is the biggest meal of a day.

Keys: 1) eat; 2) drink; 3) food and water; 4) vitamins; 5) water; 6) meals; 7) milk; 8) lemon; 9) dessert; 10) dinner.

b) Make up the words and write them down.

(Pupils are given jumbled words.)

gusar - sugar; secehe – cheese; dreba-bread; sifh-fish; uijec-juice; ilkm- milk; cire-rice; rufti- fruit; terbut- butter.

4. Working with the idioms

Now, children, look at the board. The following English idioms are in code. Split into groups. Can you write them full?

1) A good…

2) A … of…

3) A big …

4) To have other … to fry

5) A big … in a small …

6) A … of …

7) To cry over spilt …


1) A good egg – a person who is basically good or sound.

e.g.: Tom is really a good egg.

2) A cup of tea – to suit someone.

e.g.: I don’t like going to the galleries. That’s not my cup of tea.

3) A big fish ( AE )- a very important person.

e.g.: My father is a big fish in his company.

4) To have other fish to fry – to have another, more important activities.

e.g.: Diana is not going to play tennis today, she has other fish to fry.

5) A big fish in a small pond.

e. g.: Miss Foster was a big fish in a small pond in her home town; but when she moved to New York, no one knew, who she was.

6) A piece of cake – something that is easy to do.

e.g.: When Roger studied Spanish, it was a piece of cake, but he found that learning Japanese was very hard.

7) To cry over spilt milk – there is no use to worry about something.

e.g.: There is no use to cry over spilt milk, you haven’t coped with the test.

T. take the cards with the idioms, read their meaning and make up your own sentences, using the idioms.

5. Reading

Before reading:

Read the following list of dishes. Which of them are Ukrainian?

1) Pizza, macaroni, borsch, cabbage soup (kapusniak), deruny, varenyky, holubtsi, beefsteak, pudding, French fries.

2) What is your favourite food made of potatoes?

3) Continue the phrase: Potato is a very important vegetable for Ukrainians because…(we can make deruny of it, we cannot cook borsch without potato, it is the main food for Ukrainians, it is very tasty, etc.)


Deruny is a traditional Ukrainian dish made of potatoes. Deruny are small potato pancakes fried in oil. We eat deruny with sour-cream. Ukrainians prepare deruny filled with meat or cottage cheese, fried mushrooms. They are very tasty!

You prepare deruny in this way: first you grate the potato, then you may add eggs, and eat when they are hot.

Another favourite Ukrainian dish is borsch. It is made of potatoes, beets, cabbage, meat and tomato source.

Ukrainians like varenyky very much. Varenyky can be filled with cheese, potatoes, cabbage, meat. So, Ukrainian cuisine is rich and tasty!

Post – reading activity:

1) Complete the mind-map “Ukrainian traditional food”.

2) Fill in the chart “The way of cooking deruny”.

a) First, you…

b) Then you…

c) After that you…

(A card for the 1st group )

3) Fill in the chart:

a) To cook borsch, all you need is: a head of cabbage; …

4) Say if it is true or false:

a) Deruny is a traditional English food:

b) Deruny are small fruit pancakes;

c) Deruny are very tasty with ice-cream;

d) Borsch is a favourite Ukrainian food;

e) Ukrainians like varenyky very much;

(A card for the group 3)

To cook varenyky all you need is:

  1. flour, garlic, aubergines;

  2. salt, apples, cottage cheese;

  3. eggs, fish, orange juice.

6. Listening

A cooking TV show

P. Hello, my dear friends!

Today I have a lot of recipes. But the best is the recipe of English cuisine. So, today we are cooking salad “Piccadilly”.

All we need is:

  1. boiled potatoes – half a kilo;

  2. one herring;

  3. onion – 200 gram;

  4. sunflower oil – 50 gram;

  5. mayonnaise;

  6. 2 boiled eggs.

By the way, traditional English dishes are: roast beef, beefsteak, sandwiches, cheese Cheddar, and the English cuisine is the most healthy.

So, let’s start. The process is:

  1. peel potatoes;

  2. chop onions;

  3. cube a herring;

  4. boil eggs;

  5. add mayonnaise, salt;

  6. stir the ingredients well.

By the way, the most typical English dish is pudding. It can be done out of meat, vegetable, fruit. Apple pie is a national English dish too. But English tea is very famous!

-Post-listening activity:

T.- react to the statements, saying whether they are true or not, using the expressions:

- I agree with you.

- I disagree with you.

- You are right.

- You are mistaken.

- It is false.

- It is true.


  1. Roast beef and beefsteak are traditional Ukrainian dishes.

  2. Sandwiches and cheese Cheddar are English dishes.

  3. Pudding is an Italian dish.

  4. Englishmen like apple pie very much.

  5. Ukrainian tea is famous.

  6. Salad “Piccadilly” is very tasty with potatoes, herring, eggs and mayonnaise.

  7. Piccadilly is a name of a street in London.

  8. English tea is very famous.

  9. People cannot live without food.

10) Animals can live without food.

11) Plants can live without water.

12) Cabbage is a fruit.

13) Vitamins are not important for people.

14) Children must eat a lot of sweet every day.

15) Vegetables and eggs make our bones and teeth strong.

16) Children must drink coffee every day.

17) To be healthy and strong people must eat the right food.

---Answer the questions:

What is the right food?

What food helps us to grow?

Why must you eat fruit and vegetables?

Is juice useful for you?

---Fill in the chart:

How to prepare salad “Piccadilly”


The process

1 potatoes

peel potatoes




Cube herring


6 mayonnaise



7. Underline the odd word out:

1) water, coke, bread, wine, juice;

2) meal, food, feast, cuisine, corkscrew;

3) boil, bake, fry, bowl, grill;

4) slice, grate, stew, chop, peel;

5) salty, pan, sweet, bitter, spicy;

6) dish, meal, bowl, plate, cup;

7) cauliflower, mushroom, bean, plum, cabbage;

8) bill, tip, receipt, menu, cheque;

9) sugar, porridge, buckwheat, semolina, muesli.

8. Pair work

---a) Scrambled Dialogues.

There is one dialogue hidden in the four sentences which have been scrambled. Make up a dialogue, then practice it with your partner.


  1. You don’t mean to say it’s not tasty, do you?

  2. Help yourself to some more salad.

  3. By no means, Liz! I enjoyed it very much.

  4. I don’t think I’ll have any more, thank you.


  1. Let’s take some salad, soup, fish with boiled potatoes.

  2. What shall we have for dinner?

  3. I think a glass of apple juice will be just the thing for dessert.

  4. And what about the sweets?


  1. Don’t you know yourself? At dinner break.

  2. When do you usually have your dinner, Max?

  3. No, I mean here, at work.

  4. Well, that depends. At home I have it at six.

---b) Dialogue Competition.

-1) Complete the open dialogue, then act it out. Work with a partner.


Waiter: Good morning, sir. Here’s your table.

Customer: ____________________________

W: What would you like to have, an American or English breakfast?

C: _____________________________

W: We’ll have bacon and eggs, bacon and sausage, boiled eggs and scrambled eggs, orange juice and grapefruit juice.

C: _________________________

W: Yes, sir, one orange juice, bacon and eggs. Any coffee or tea, sir?

C: __________________________

W: We have strawberry jam or marmalade with toast this morning, sir. Would you like any of that?

C: ____________________________

W: Thank you, sir.

-2) Make any possible substitutions and switch the roles.

9. Brush up your talk. Tell what you’ll say in the following situations.

1) What will you say and do if you are hungry?

2) What will you ask your neighbour to do if you want him to give you something you can’t reach?

3) What will you say if you want to convince somebody to eat something?

4) You’re going to have lunch. What will you ask a friend of yours if you meet him/ her in the canteen/ refreshment room?

5) You’re at the school refreshment room. Speak to your friends about lunch.

6) You’re going to cook breakfast as your mother is out. What will you do and say to your brother/ sister who is helping you?

7) You are laying the table. Your little brother/ sister is helping you. Tell him/ her about the rules of laying the table.

8) Imagine that today is your birthday and all your friends will come to your birthday party. What will you do?

9) Your family is going to have supper. Have a talk with them on any topic you like.

10) You are invited to an American home for dinner. You don’t like the salad, but you eat it. They offer you some more. What will you say?

11) You are leaving a dinner party. What would you say to the host?

12) Imagine yourself ten years later. You’re teaching your child to behave at the table, to be hospitable and polite.

10. Jokes “At table”.

Here are some typical short English jokes. They have been mixed up. Match the beginning and the ending of each joke.


    1. Mother: It’s nine o’clock and you aren’t in bed yet. What will father say when he comes home?

    2. Mike: Please, Mummy, one more lump of sugar.

    3. Look here, waiter, I have just found a button in my soup”.

    4. Only cheese for dinner”

    5. Have a look at the cake I decorated for my birthday party! Don’t you think my taste is wonderful?”

    6. What have you brought, waiter? Is it tea or coffee?” “Can’t you taste it, sir?”


  1. Oh, thank you, sir. I’ve been looking all over for it.”

  2. You see, Daddy, I was going to cook everything but the cutlets caught fire, so I had taken the soup to put it out.”

  3. Mike: He’ll say, “Supper! Supper! What’s for supper?”

  4. No, I can’t”. “Then isn’t it the same to you?”

  5. Mike: “Yes, you have … But they all melted away in my tea”.

  6. Husband, counting the candles on the cake: “Yes, but your arithmetic is terrible”.

11. Problem Solving

- Make a diary of what you eat in a week. Compare it with others in the class.

12. Reading game

The people below are at the airport and looking for somewhere to eat. Below there are descriptions of six eating places. Decide which place would be the most suitable for each person.

  1. Philip is in a hurry as he is late for his flight. He needs a quick cold drink, before he goes to passport control.

  2. Camala is meeting her uncle whose flight arrives at12.30. She left home early and wants to have a hot meal before he comes, but at the same time be able to see the exit door, as this is his first trip abroad and she is afraid he may get lost.

  3. Jim and his children want a place where they can serve themselves as they each like different things to eat. They don’t mind whether they have hot or cold food.

  4. Susan and her friend have arrived too soon for their morning flight. They got up very early and now they want a hot drink and something sweet to eat with it.

Your Guide to Restaurants and Bars

--a) Real Cool

Have you got a sweet tooth? Then this is the place for you. Enjoy one of our special ice-creams served with a chocolate cookie. Lots of different fruit flavors including lemon, banana, coconut and orange.

Open 14.00 – 20.00.

--b) Tea and Coffee House

We serve six different kinds of tea and coffee along with various cakes, biscuits and cookies.

Open 24 hours.

--c) Healthworks

This is a colorful kiosk serving a wide variety of drinks. Choose your drink from our fresh fruit and we’ll mix it with yoghurt or ice-cream if you want. Or just have a glass of pure, iced juice!

--d) Café Rapid

This café is near the Arrivals point. It offers quick, freshly prepared hot dishes. Ideal for people waiting for family or friends or just those who enjoy watching the world go by.

Open 6.00 – 22.00.

--e) Seafood & salad bar

Recently opened and already a favourite with all our passengers. Help yourself to our delicious cold fish and salads. There’s always something different on the menu. Close to the departure gates to save your time. Our friendly staff will make sure you don’t miss you flight!

Open 10.00 – 21.00

13. Listening


So, you don’t like your school lunches? Take a look at some tasty alternative meals from around the world.

Bats are a good source of protein and are popular in Papua New Guinea.

Fish is high in protein and good for muscles. The Japanese love fish. They sometimes prepare a poisonous fish called fugu. But if it isn’t prepared correctly, it can kill you!

The Inuit people eat blubber, the fat from whales. It is very high in calories and so gives you energy and keeps you warm in the freezing temperatures of the Arctic.

Australians love barbecues but did you know they barbecue kangaroo and crocodile steaks? Both of them are healthy. They are low in fats and cholesterol, so they are suitable for people with heart problems, unlike most other meat.

The French collect juicy snails and cook them with garlic. You can also find frogs’ legs for dinner in many French restaurants. They are low in fat but a bit high in cholesterol.

Mopani worms are a traditional source of protein in Africa. The worms are actually caterpillars and they are becoming popular with tourists as a tasty ethnic’ snack.

When the Masai people of Kenya are hungry and thirsty, they cut a cow’s neck and collect the blood. The blood is often mixed with fresh milk, a good source of carbohydrates and vitamins. They say it’s a refreshing and healthy drink!

Ants are eaten in many countries. In Columbia, they’re fried or roasted and eaten as a crunchy snack in cinemas. Insects are, in fact, an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

14. Get to grips with proverbs. Give the equivalents in your native language for each English proverb below.

1) His bread is buttered on both sides.

2) The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

3) There is no use crying over spilt milk.

4) Out of the frying-pan into the fire.

5) Forbidden fruit is sweet.

6) Neither fish nor flesh.

7) Every cook praises his own broth.

8) Dry bread at home is better than roast meat abroad.

9) Too many cooks spoil the broth.

10) To lengthen your life, lessen your meals.

11) Man does not live by bread alone.

12) Stolen sweets are always sweeter

III. Summarizing

Home task

1. Think of the situations or short stories to illustrate each of the above proverbs and sayings.

2. At home you’ll read the questions to a magazine and match the replies to them.

1. My dad says if you eat fish, you’ll be clever. I say it’s impossible. Who is right? Tom Watson, Cardiff

2. Can you catch a cold if you go out in cold weather with wet hair?

Ella Simpson, Leeds

3. Is watching TV bad for your eyes?

Courtney Smith, Aberdeen

4. Does eating carrots improve your eyesight?

Anne Davies, Bristol

5. My mum says my spots are caused by too much chocolate. Is that possible? Kelly Martin, Newcastle

6. Is it bad for your eyes to look at a computer screen for a long time?

Karen Cookson, Edinburgh

7. I listen to music on my MP3 player. Can this damage my ears?

Winston Carter, London

      1. Well, have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses? But seriously, no. Carrots are good for healthy eyes because they are high in vitamin A. However, eating lots of carrots won’t improve your eyesight.

      2. Yes, it can. Just fifteen minutes of loud noise can cause hearing problems. If you are wearing headphones and people around you can hear the music, then the volume is too high. It’s also unfair to other people.

      3. No, that’s incorrect. Getting very cold and wet can affect your immune system but cold weather doesn’t directly cause colds: they are caused by viruses. These are easily spread in places such as centrally-heated offices, homes – and crowded classrooms!

      4. Many young people are embarrassed to talk about this but it’s quite normal to get spots. Stop eating chocolate for a while and see if it makes any difference. It’s important to eat fruit and vegetables every day. They give you vitamin C and that’s good for your skin.

      5. Fish contains a fat called omega-3 and this is good for your brain. Eating fish is unlikely to improve your intelligence but it’s good to eat fish at least twice a week.

      6. Actually, no it isn’t. Good news for all TV-addicts! But don’t sit in an uncomfortable position or close to the screen – this can cause headaches. And don’t watch TV for more than ten hours a week. You’ll be unfit and more likely to get impatient easily or be tired at school!

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