Nowadays it's very necessary to know a foreign language. Knowledge of foreign language helps us to develop friendship and understanding among people. The total number of languages in the world is from 2500 to 5000. English is spoken all over the world and very popular. There is a proverb: "Knowledge is Power." I agree with it. I study English, because I want to read English books of great writers in origin. I want to communicate with people from different countries, I v/ant to understand their culture and traditions. I like to travel. Speaking English I can travel anywhere, because more than 1 billion people speak English.
I have a pen-friend abroad. She lives in England. How did I learn English? First of all I read a lot. There was always an English book on my desk. I was trying to learn few new words every day. To remember words better I put them into groups. For example: believe — believer — belief — disbe-lieve. I listened to songs in English and tried to recognize the words. I had some tapes and video-tapes in English.
I like to watch different satellite TV programs in English. I like studying and teaching English.
You can use the given material in 5th or 6th grade according to the level of knowledge of your students.
Topic: Food, meal, cooking Microtopic: The mysterious world of food. Grammar items: some, any, no. Objectives:-to practice vocabulary on the topic;-to develop students` speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through interactive activities;-to involve students in the process of English communication;-to encourage students to express their own opinion. Equipment: a computer, a projector, handouts
Reading activity. Read the text and answer the questions. In Mexico people made a drink from cocoa beans. They mixed cocoa with vanilla, black pepper and honey. The drink was not very sweet and they named it Cacahulat or “ bitter water”. Some people said that the King drank 50 cups of Cacahulat a day. Once Herman Cortes came to Mexico and the King served him with Cacahulat. Herman took cocoa to Spain. But nobody liked it. Someone added hot water and sugar to the drink and it became popular. In 1700s there were many chocolate shops in cities of Europe. But it was very expensive. In 1800s a doctor in England added milk instead of water and children began to drink hot chocolate. Then Conrad van Houten made cocoa butter and cocoa powder and in 1828 the first solid chocolate bar was made. After that the company Nestle added milk to the recipe and made first milk chocolate bar.
Post-reading activity. Answer the questions:1. How did Mexican cook cocoa beans?2. How did they call the drink? Why?3. Who took cocoa to Spain?4. How did Spaniards change the recipe?5. What did the English doctor do?6. When was the first chocolate bar made?7. Who made the first milk chocolate bar?
Listening test. Where are people?a) at school b) at the restaurant c) in the street What did father and son order? a) cheese b) sandwich c) cheese sandwich What did the wife order?a) meat balls b) green sandwich c) meat sandwich What did the family add to the order?a) three teas b) three coffees c) three juices
Grammar items. OK. Let’s remember the rules and do the exercise. Fill the gaps with some, any, no.1. There is…tea in the glass.2. There is…milk. I can’t make porridge.3. Are there…tasty apples in the basket?4. There is…butter on the plate.5. Is there…cheese in the fridge?6. I have ….sandwiches in my lunch-box.7. Sorry, we have… fresh juice in menu.
Writing test. Are you ready to revise Yaroslava’s recipe?Circle the mentioned ingredients: milk, eggs, butter, vanilla pudding, coffee, tea, ice cream, mascarpone cheese, biscuits, sugar, cocoa Circle the mentioned cooking activities:to mix, to grill, to spread, to slice, to serve, to taste, to bake, to decorate, to dip, to layer, to cut Now write down the full recipe.