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The video above features English Raven and English Raven Junior presenting and chatting about a variety of foods from three broad groups: snacks/junk food, fruit and vegetables.
The English Raven Food Flashcards comprise 50 high quality cards depicting food items divided into three separate colour-coded groups.
They also feature 'grammar toolbars' at the bottom of each card to help introduce or remind students about countable versus noncount singular and plural rules (and/or pave the way to activation of particles):
Following is a list of the foods featured:
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Suggested Activity - Starters
On the whiteboard, sketch out a large kitchen scene (with table, bench, sink, cupboards with multiple shelves and refigerator with multiple compartments). Have students select food cards at random, have them identify the item and give them instructions on where in the 'kitchen' they should place (stick) them (for example: "Let's put the potatoes in the cupboard, on the bottom shelf").
Suggested Activity - Movers
[Crazy Pies] Have students get into small groups and sketch out pies on large pieces of paper. Distribute the food cards randomly (or according to students' requests) so that each group has 4-10 cards. Groups then select a number of items from their cards and put them "in" (perhaps with tape) their pies. Each group then presents their Crazy Pie to the class and explains the recipe to make it, including the food items and any associated actions (put in, throw in, mix in, etc.). Then have the class comment on how healthy each pie would be!
Suggested Activity - Flyers
Prepare some paper money. Divide the class into four even groups and set up three separate tables to make a mini supermarket. Three groups man a table each, with the fourth group being the shoppers. Each group has a separate type of food to present, price and sell (snack/junk food, fruit, vegetables) and the fourth group uses the money to wander around and buy things (the cards themselves can be exchanged). Present and encourage functional language oriented around asking about price, offering, requesting and thanking, as well as particles ('bag of', 'packet of', 'box of', etc.). After each round, have the shopper group report what they bought and how much it cost. Then change groups and apply in a new round of shopping.
Food Set 1 - Snack/Junk Food
a hamburger; a hotdog; a donut/doughnut; a cookie; an ice cream [cone]; a candy [bar]; a lollipop; a candy; a cake; some pizza; some chocolate; some popcorn; some cake; some ice cream; some jelly; some cheese; some french fries; some potato crisps/chips
Food Set 2 - Fruit
an apple; an orange; an apricot; an avocado; a lemon; a peach;
a tomato; a melon; a watermelon; a cherry; a grape; a strawberry;
a raspberry; a plum; an eggplant; a pumpkin; a pineapple;
Food Set 3 - Vegetables
a potato; an asparagus; a pea; a carrot; an onion; a capsicum (pepper); a bean-sprout; a mushroom; a chilli pepper; corn;
broccoli; a turnip; a lettuce; a cauliflower
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