English Listening Lesson on
 Potatoes

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THE LESSON ON POTATOES

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Potatoes are very important in my life. Actually, they’re more important on my dinner plate. I love potatoes. They are amazing vegetables. I cannot count the number of different ways to cook a potato. Potatoes can be fried, baked, mashed, boiled, sauteed, and lots more. You can also eat potatoes hot or cold – I really like a chilled potato salad in the summer. Different countries cook potatoes in different ways too. Indian cooking is great if you like potatoes. My favourite Indian potato dish is called aloo gobi – that’s potatoes and cauliflower cooked in yummy spices. One day, I’ll have to find out how healthy potatoes are. I know fried potatoes are high in cholesterol, but I’m not sure about boiled potatoes.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Potatoes are very important in my life. Actually, they’re more ______________________ dinner plate. I love potatoes. They ______________________. I cannot count the number ______________________ cook a potato. Potatoes can be ______________________, boiled, sauteed, and lots more. You can also eat potatoes hot or cold – I ______________________ potato salad in the summer. Different countries cook potatoes in different ways too. Indian cooking ______________________ potatoes. My favourite Indian potato dish is called aloo gobi – that’s potatoes and cauliflower ______________________ spices. One day, I’ll have to find out how healthy potatoes are. I know fried potatoes are high in cholesterol, but I’m ______________________ potatoes.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

Potatoes are very trnatimpo in my life. Actually, they’re more important on my dinner plate. I love potatoes. They are ngiazam vegetables. I cannot count the number of different ways to cook a potato. Potatoes can be fried, baked, mehsad, boiled, sauteed, and lots more. You can also eat potatoes hot or cold – I really like a hcileld potato salad in the smuemr. Different countries cook potatoes in infdeetfr ways too. Indian cooking is great if you like potatoes. My favourite Indian potato dish is called aloo gobi – that’s potatoes and cauliflower ecookd in myumy pscsie. One day, I’ll have to find out how healthy potatoes are. I know fried potatoes are high in cholesterol, but I’m not sure about bdeoli potatoes.

UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

very in life are important my Potatoes. Actually, they’re important on my dinner plate more. I love potatoes. They are amazing vegetables. I of number the count cannot different ways to cook a potato. Potatoes can be fried, baked, mashed, boiled, sauteed, and lots more. You can hot or cold also eat potatoes – I really like a chilled potato salad in the summer. Different countries cook potatoes in different ways too. Indian cooking is great if you like potatoes. favourite My is dish potato Indian called aloo gobi – and potatoes that’s cooked cauliflower in yummy spices. One day, I’ll have to find out how healthy potatoes are. in know potatoes high I fried are cholesterol, but I’m not sure about boiled potatoes.

DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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STUDENT POTATOES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about potatoes in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about potatoes for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about potatoes. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about potatoes. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POTATOES POSTER Make a poster about potatoes. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY POTATOES LESSON: Make your own English lesson on potatoes. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on potatoes. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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