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Module: Food and Drink

Unit: We can cook

Level: KS2

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1. Making strawberry muffins

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Source: Educational Television Unit, EDB
Media: Video 
Resources Types: ETV 

Learning Objectives

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Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Verbs related to cooking, e.g. stir, mix, slice
    • Ingredients, e.g. flour, butter, baking powder
  • Use imperatives to give instructions, e.g. mix the egg, butter and milk

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. recipes

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in a spoken text

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. recipes

Searching for ingredients
http://wmedia.hkedcity.net/archive/09/ttv/etv/e10.wmv

Making strawberry muffins
http://wmedia.hkedcity.net/archive/09/ttv/etv/e11.wmv

Review of a recipe
http://wmedia.hkedcity.net/archive/09/ttv/etv/e12.wmv

Brief Description:
Short ETV clips about making strawberry muffins

User Tips:

  • Watch 'Searching for ingredients' to introduce the ingredients for making the strawberry muffins.
  • Watch 'Making strawberry muffins' to introduce the steps.
  • Watch 'Review of a recipe' to introduce the format of a recipe.
  • For the whole ETV programme please refer to the CD.
  • Students can do the Reordering activity to check their understanding of the steps.
  • For extended activity, watch 'Making chocolate cookies' under 'Other Resources' and ask students to write the recipe.

2. Be a good cook

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Source: BCA, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Animation 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Food items, e.g. ginger, meat, prawns
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states, e.g. We make sushi with tuna fish, seaweed and rice.

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world

Speaking:

  • Use simple phrases and sentences to communicate with others with the help of cues

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in a spoken text

http://wlts.edb.hkedcity.net/filemanager/file/english/Be_a_Good_Cook/Be_a_Good_Cook_Overview.htm

Brief Description:
An interactive game about cooking

User Tips:

  • Students can do the warm-up activities, 'Making Tasty Dishes' and 'I Can Cook, So Can You' to learn the name of the dishes and ingredients before playing the game.
  • Click 'X' to listen to the whole description before dragging the ingredients.

3. A banana milkshake

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Verbs related to cooking, e.g. peel, pour, add
  • Use the connectives to express sequence, e.g. first, next, then
  • Use imperatives to give instructions, e.g. peel a banana

Reading:

  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices, e.g. first, next, then

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/language-games/order-the-sentences/banana-milkshake

Brief Description:
An interactive game about ordering the steps of making a banana milkshake

User Tips:

  • Students should pay attention to the connectives while doing the ordering.
  • For less able students, introduce the sequencing connectives before playing the game.

4. A visit to McDonalds

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Source: www.bgfl.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Verbs related to cooking, e.g. fry, put
    • Food items, e.g. cheese, tomato, onion

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world
  • Read written language in meaningful trunks

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks1/english/career_books/mac1/index.htm

Brief Description:
A simple story about a visit to McDonald and the steps to make a burger

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students can share their experience about visiting McDonalds.
  • While reading, highlight the steps in cooking the burger.
  • After reading, students can write a recipe for making the burger.

5. Listening: Making an apple pie

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Source: www.esl-lounge.com
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Assessment Tools 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Ingredients, e.g. salt, sugar, butter
  • Use the general determiners to show quantities, e.g. some, few, a little, much, many, a lot

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in a spoken text
  • Understand the speakers' intention, attitudes and feelings through their choice and use of language

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/listening/1L4-applepie.php

Brief Description:
An online listening exercise with downloadable MP3 listening file

User Tips:

  • This is a listening task for more able students.
  • Before listening to the conversation, students could read the questions and perdict what the conversation is about.
  • Students can fill in the blanks while listening.
  • After listening, teachers can facilitate students to find out the answers through reading the transcript (http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/listening/1L4-applepie.php ).
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