- Show the students an image of a French omelette. Ask them what ingredients they think are necessary for the omelette. Put any relevant vocabulary on the board.
- Give the students Worksheet 1. First dictate the ingredients for the omelette. TIP: Fold the paper in half to focus students and hide the second activity. Possible ingredients might be: 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons milk, 10g butter, 30g cheese, 1 slice of ham.
- Now ask the students to look at the following activity in which they order the instructions for the recipe. Check the correct order as a class. Point out the adverbs used for sequencing the recipe (in bold).
Answers: E, G, C, D, F, A, H, B
- Use the images on Worksheet 2 to introduce key cooking vocabulary. Students match the verbs that they know to the pictures. Teach the students the remaining verbs or ask them to look up the words in a dictionary.
Answers: a) add, b) peel, c) stir, d) mix, e) whisk/beat, f) melt, g) chop, h) pour, i) grate, j) bake, k) boil
- Ask the students to plan a presentation for a simple recipe. They could do this individually, in pairs or in groups of 3.
- If your students find it difficult to think of recipes, give them some suggestions or let them search for a recipe on the internet.
Here are some useful websites: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/ http://www.food.com/recipes http://www.childrensrecipes.com/ http://www.kidspot.com.au/best-recipes/Kids-cooking+5.htm http://www.simplebites.net/easy-recipes-that-kids-can-cook/
- Students present their recipe to the whole class. Students who are listening make brief notes about the presentations on Worksheet 3. At the end of the presentations, the students offer their opinions on which recipe was easy to follow, which is the healthiest and why, etc.
Students can carry out their recipe in their kitchen at home and film this on their mobile phones.