Food Vocabulary + THERE TO BE Lesson Plan for CEFR-A2


Hi there!

I hope you’re having fun with your students in this second week of classes. I’m having fun but I have to admit they are a little uninspired and pretty exhausted. Kids are working too hard these days, aren’t they? Swimming, Judo, computer science, horseback riding, robotics, languages, soccer, dance, courses and more courses. It never ends. It feels like parents want to have future secret agents or superheroes.

Kids need to be able to play and have fun. After all, that’s how they learn. With that in mind, I decided to share this lesson plan I believe worked well. Perhaps you can give it another twist and make it even better. The lesson was about food and a revision of THERE TO BE in the present simple tense. My students are 10-12 years old and they use Oxford’s GOT IT! 1 2nd edition but I’m certain you can adapt it to whatever book you’re using.

The highlights:

1) We talked to a friend from Israel on WhatsApp. She turned on her camera and showed what was in her fridge. My kids were shy at first but they really loved it.

2) I took my groceries with me to the classroom and they were excited to guess what was inside my bag.

3) The brain breaks were fun and helped them consolidate vocabulary.
Summarizing: It worked well and they were more engaged.

Next step: Tell them to do some research on what people eat in different countries.

Give it a try and let me know how it went. I’d love to get some feedback from y’all!

Here’s the link to Hungry Planet, the resource I used for this lesson:

Here’s the link to my lesson plan(I used :

André Hedlund – Planboard Lesson – Aug 7 2017 FRESHMAN

Don’t forget to check out my planning for American English File 2nd Edition here.

You might also like this lesson plan about telling the time for Young Learners

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André Hedlund

André Hedlund is a Chevening Scholar from Brazil, MSc in Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol in the UK, and a pedagogical consultant for National Geographic Learning. He has been an EFL teacher for over 15 years and has worked both as an academic coordinator and a CamLa (Cambridge and Michigan Language Assessments) examiner at a Brazilian Binational Center. Currently, he is the president of an ONG called Partners of the Americas Goiás and the representative of the Brazilian TESOL's Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group in the Midwest.

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