General Food

One of the most important parts of learning a new language is discovering the names for things to eat! Introduce pupils to common food names with a vocabulary video that features pictures, audio pronunciations, and a short assessment of different types of food.

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a warm-up activity in a vocabulary lesson
  • Invite class members to create posters of their own favorite foods
Classroom Considerations

  • Clarify to English learners that many names of foods aren't in English, as they are not native to America, but are still part of the English language (e.g. pasta, couscous)
  • Includes spelling and pronunciation of each word in both British and American dialects; the spelling is the same but different pronunciations may be confusing for beginners

  • Quiz checks for understanding immediately after the video
  • Includes foods from many different cultures

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