Teens|Grammar activating|Int|1. Eating habits
Name the dishes in the pictures
Match the national dishes to the countries
Watch the video and answer the questions
- What food is Jamie Oliver cooking?
- What are the ingredients ?
- Is it healthy food? Why?
- What cuisine does it belong to?
- Do you like such dishes?
- What’s your favourite dish?
Diets around the world
Read the interviews and match the paragraphs with the questions
Alice, lawyer from San Francisco, USA
A I think people are trying to improve their diets, but they are doing it the wrong way by following diets like the Atkins diet. Personally, I don’t think it’s very healthy to cut out entire groups of foods like carbohydrates.
B Not very often. I don’t have the time or talent to cook full meals. I usually heat up a frozen meal or order a takeaway.
C Sometimes I get fast food for lunch. I have to admit that I love French fries. I feel terrible about it afterwards, but I don’t do it very often.
D I usually have a bowl of cereal or toast for breakfast. For lunch I eat at a restaurant near my office. I prefer Japanese or Indian food. I usually eat rice with fish and vegetables, soup or sushi. I don’t eat meat, but I eat a lot of fish. In the evening, I just have something light at home.
E I am trying to cut down on the amount of fat I eat. I’m also trying to eat more wholemeal bread.
F Not really. I enjoy certain kinds of food, but most meals are just fuel to keep me going through the day.
Jacqueline, IT consultant from Lyons, France
A Yes, I cook every evening for my family. I often make soup or traditional French dishes like «boeuf bourguignon», which is a kind of beef and red wine stew, and then we have cheese and salad. It may seem a lot but we don’t eat big portions. What’s important for me is quality, not quantity.
B Yes, I’m trying to eat less chocolate.
C I think people’s diets are getting worse and worse. It’s quite strange because we have a lot of information now about how bad fast food is for you. I’m afraid it’s a problem in a lot of European countries.
D Not at home, I think most of the food I cook is healthy, but occasionally when I eat out I have something unhealthy, but it doesn’t worry me.
E Yes, definitely. For me good meals with the family make me happy!
F I’m quite traditional and I have three main meals a day. For breakfast, I like hot chocolate, and bread and butter with honey or jam. For lunch, I often eat in a restaurant with my colleagues. I usually have vegetables and meat or fish but I love pasta and rice too. In the afternoon, I have fruit with biscuits or a piece of chocolate. In the evening, I have a proper meal with my family.
Food is good
Match the words with their definitions
Choose the button and talk for 2 minutes about it
Read the rule
|Present Simple||Present Continuous|
(+) She drinks coffee in the morning.
(-) They don’t use / do not use a coffee machine at work.
(?) Does he have cereal for breakfast?
(+) I‘m waiting / am waiting for a friend.
(-) He isn’t coming/is not coming.
(?) What are you doing after class?
Water boils at 100°C.
The train arrives at 6 p.m.
agree, be, believe, belong, depend, forget, hate, hear, know, like, love, matter, mean, need, prefer, realize, recognize, seem, suppose
It seems I understand you.
He is sleeping. Don’t disturb!
They’re meeting us at the station.
Match the sentence with the meaning
I’m having lunch now
Match the sentences with the category
Example: I don’t need so much milk in my coffee. — Abstract verbs.
Make questions using the correct form of the verb
What are you doing tonight?
Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb
Write questions in the present continuous or present simple
Listen to the interview and answer the questions
- What does she usually have in the morning?
- Where does she usually have lunch and dinner?
- Why doesn’t she often cook ?
- Does she eat or drink anything unhealthy?
- Is she cutting down on anything at the moment? Why (not)?
- What’s happening to the Japanese diet at the moment?
- Does she think this is a completely bad thing?
Eating healthy food
Answer the questions
- What do you usually have for breakfast?
- How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?
- Where do you usually have lunch?
- How often do you eat out a week?
- Do you prefer eating at home or eating out?
- Do you need to buy any food today?
- Are you hungry? Do you want something to eat?
- Are you taking any vitamins or food supplements at the moment?
- Are you trying to eat healthily at the moment?
Discuss the statements
- Young people today are eating less healthily than their parents.
- Men are better cooks.
- Vegetarians are healthier than people who eat a lot of meat.
- Every country thinks that their cooking is the best.
- For example …
- I agree because …
- I don’t agree as …
- I think it’s true because …
- I don’t think it’s true because …
- I think it depends on …
What you can do
The things you have learnt today
- talk about food and cooking;
- use Present Simple and Present Continuous while speaking about eating habits, food, and cooking;
- listen to and understand texts better;
- read and understand texts better.
Read the text and mark the sentences True or False
Most people believe that health is very important and, because of this, many are trying to eat more healthily. For example, people in the UK are eating less salt and more low fat margarine and milk; fruit is now America’s second-favourite snack and Japan is currently promoting cocoa because it is a healthy alternative to soft drinks like Coca Cola.
These changes in eating habits are also having an effect on the food market Global sales are increasing for soy drinks and drinkable yoghurts more than any other food and sales of bread, pasta, and cereals are growing much more slowly.
People are also becoming more interested in fresh fruit and vegetables and «farmers’ markets» are getting more popular throughout Europe. When they can, people often opt for «natural goodness», and they’re buying more products that are healthy, like fruit salads, and nuts. They are also buying products that help to protect the environment like organic vegetables. So it’s clear that things in the food world will never be the same again.
Complete the sentences using Present Simple or Present Continuous
Complete the sentences with the correct words
Prepare a 2-minute speech on the topic «My dream cafe»
Cover the points:
- Would you like to open a restaurant or cafe?
- What cuisine would you choose?
- How would you decorate the place?
- What prices would you set there?
Allow your browser the access to the microphone, press the button «Click to record» and record the speech you have prepared
- Diets around the world
- Food is good
- I’m having lunch now
- What are you doing tonight?
- Eating healthy food
- What you can do
- Homework 1
- Homework 2
- Homework 3
- Homework 4
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