English Listening Lesson on
 Rice

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THE LESSON ON RICE

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Rice is a very important food around the world, and I love it. Rice is one thing I seem to be able to eat lots of. It doesn’t matter if there’s a mountain of rice on my plate, I can eat it all. Billions of people eat rice every day. Billions of people probably eat rice three times a day. I could eat rice three times a day, but I don’t. I’m not sure if I could eat rice for breakfast. That’s because I’m English. Lunch and dinner are different, I can eat lots of rice then. The good thing about rice is that if you go to an Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai or Mexican restaurant, there’s rice on the menu. And it all tastes so different. Indian Basmati rice with curry is awesome; Japanese rice in sushi is heaven; and Thai rice is unbeatable.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Rice is a very important food around the world, and I love it. Rice is _________________ to be able to eat lots of. It doesn’t matter if there’s _________________ rice on my plate, I can eat it all. Billions of people eat rice every day. Billions of people _________________ three times a day. I could eat rice three times a day, but I don’t. _________________ I could eat rice for breakfast. That’s because I’m English. Lunch and dinner are different, I can eat _________________. The _________________ rice is that if you go to an Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai or Mexican restaurant, there’s rice on the menu. _________________ different. Indian Basmati rice with curry is awesome; Japanese rice in sushi is heaven; and Thai _________________.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

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STUDENT RICE SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about rice 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 rice 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 rice. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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

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

5. MY RICE LESSON: Make your own English lesson on rice. 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 rice. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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