recipes

Lesson idea: introducing recipes and cooking

Here’s a simple idea for introducing recipes. Put these QR codes up around the room:

These all link to one minute recipes on Seonkyoung Longest’s YouTube channel. They’ll make you hungry.

  • Allow learners time to watch, write down key details and decide if the recipe was difficult.
  • They compare opinions and discuss follow up questions

Here’s what the handout looks like:

(vector images from nounproject)

You can download this resource and QR codes here. Resource editable if you’d like to change anything.

If you’d like further resources on recipes, check out…

Enjoy!

Lesson idea: crazy recipes

I feel like I say this a lot, but thanks to ELT-cation (Svetlana) for yet another great lesson idea. Your post on Wordless Videos for ELT was awesome.

I used the Western Spaghetti video from PES as inspiration for a crazy recipe task…

The basis of the task was for students to…

1) choose a dish they know well, write down the ingredients

2) think of a theme (sports, school, music, etc)

3) relate each ingredient to the theme – so for a school theme bread might be an exercise book, pepper might be chopped up pencil lead, etc

4) Write the recipe and illustrate

5) post-it note vote on the best/strangest recipe

Svetlana’s post came along at the perfect time for our module on cooking. It was a great end of term task for the students. They produced some really creative work that on the whole was pretty accurate and included plenty of target language for cooking processes. Thanks for planning my weekend lessons Svetlana! I guess that was a gift from one British Council to another!