developed by Irina Ilina, Rybinsk Urban Infrastructure Collage
Topic: Healthy Life. Healthy Food Habits (Афанасьева О.В., Дули Д., Михеева И. В. и др. Английский в фокусе. 10 класс.)
to develop students skills around the topics of Healthy Way of Life, Healthy Food Habits
to develop vocabulary skills to the topic Food
to develop reading skills ( reading for specific information)
Recourses: Student`s book;
Worksheets (Appendixes 1-3)
Pictures to the topic Food (cut from different magazines)
Two sheets of paper
This lesson reviews vocabulary relating to food and healthy\unhealthy habits. The new vocabulary also takes place. Students practice it reading a text. They read the text called Rainbow of Food, make tasks for specific reading. In conclusion, they summery the information to create their own diet plan.
Greeting, the aims of the lesson
A teacher asks students to do the task on the worksheet 1.
Students should divide the word combinations into two groups. Then they tell about good (group 1) and bad (group 2) health habits.
A teacher asks students to design a poster of healthy (for group 1) and unhealthy (for group 2) foods using pictures with different kinds of food. Students glue the pictures on the sheet of paper and write inscriptions.
The posters should be presentenced on the blackboard.
Students do the task of the student`s book (P.102, Ex. 2).
A teacher asks students to do the word combinations using the name of the following products and cooking methods. Each pair uses one of the cooking methods. Students write the word combinations on cards which are hung on the blackboard.
Students divide the cards into two groups (what things are useful\not useful for our body) and say why they think so. They can use the phrases on the worksheet 2.
Reading (for specific and detail information)
Tasks before reading
Students should systematize the words around the names of fruit and vegetables. Using Ex. 1a, P. 102 of the student`s book they classify the following fruit and vegetables for their colour into six columns (red foods, orange foods, yellow foods, green foods, blue foods, purple foods)
Students write down the words on the blackboard coming one by one to it. They can add their own words.
Students should predict how the colour of fruit and vegetables influence on our body. A teacher asks them to match the words on the worksheet 3.
Scanning of the text
Students read the text (P. 103) and check if they are right in their prediction on worksheet 3.
Tasks after reading
Students do the task 4b of the Student`s book (Which colour food should you eat if…)
A teacher can add the following phrases:
you have poor memory?
you have a cold or the flu?
you often feel tired?
you are shortsighted?
you are fell depressed and miserable?
you`ve broken your leg?
Students should do the tasks 5-6 of the Student`s book (to train passive vocabulary)
Students should write what colour of fruit and vegetables they need above all.
Divide the words into two groups. Use the expressions You should \ shouldn’t. Add your own variants.
get up early and go to bed early
wash your hands before eating
watch TV too long
drink fizzy drinks
go in for sports
clean your teeth once a day
sleep enough (not less than eight hours a day)
take a cold shower
eat too many sweets
spend much time indoors
spend much time on the computer
eat fast- food
air the room
eat a variety of food
eat fruit and vegetables
drink mineral water
limit a TV and computer time
eat fruit and vegetables daily
eat homemade food
have junk food (unhealthy food)
Use the following phrases to express your opinion about the things we eat.
Raw vegetables are good for our body, because they are rich in vitamins. They contain few calories. A diet with raw vegetables help us to lose weight.
Fried potatoes is not healthy and even dangerous, because it contain a lot of cancerogents. Besides, it makes to gain weight.
to lose weight
to gain weight
to cause overweight
to get rid of …(overweight\illnesses)
(not) to be rich in vitamins
to contain a lot of cancerogens
to have a lot of\few calories
(not) to keep vitamins and useful minerals by cooking
to contain more vitamins and minerals than…
to become strong\energetic
Match how the colour of fruit and vegetables influence on our body.
help us to be energetic and active
help by lacked concentration
protect for colds and infections
stimulate immune system
are good for our eyesight
are important for our nervous system, help to be calm and relaxed
are important to keep good mood
make our teeth and bones strong
influence good on our sleep
keep our looking young
develop our mind and imagination
The main aims of this lesson to develop practical skills in vocabulary around the topics of Healthy Way of Life and Food and in reading to specific information.
The tasks in section 2 are aimed to remember vocabulary around above-mentioned topics. Students should classify the words after two criterions: good\bad ways of life. This type of task requires low order thinking skills. In my opinion, that`s appropriately to use it at the beginning of the lesson, especially in low achieving class. Nevertheless, doing these tasks students should analyze and evaluate (tasks 1-3), give arguments (task 3) and create (to design a poster - task 2).
The tasks in section 3 are aimed to develop skills in reading for specific information.
The tasks before reading are used to remember and systematize words belonging to the main theme of a text and to do predicting from a text. In task 1a, students should classify the names of different fruit and vegetables after their colour. Remembering doesn`t requires high order thinking skills, but it`s important preparatory part for applying and summarizing in final tasks. In task 1b, students predict information from the text. At that, they evaluate information, so they develop high order thinking skills.
Scanning of the text requires low order thinking skills. Students check themselves in their prediction. After reading students do a skimming task. They analyze and summary the information from the text answering the questions in task 3. This task belongs to communicative one and requires high order thinking skills.
As homework students should apply and summery the information they`ve read in the text writing a diet plan for yourself. Manipulating information requires high order thinking skills.
In my judgment, to develop thinking skills by students both the type of task and a form of doing it are important. That`s why different kinds of students work including group and pair works are used at the lesson.