Lunchtime (LPJ2)


Teaching targets






Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.
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Carnet de Voyage

Click here to see the Carnet de Voyage for this lesson plan.

The parents have access to the Carnet de Voyage from the beginning of term so that they can accompany their children to discover, progress and enjoy English. Teachers are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.

Lesson Plan

1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

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2. Recap last session's target language / 5 minutes

Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases


3. Story: Lunchtime / 10 minutes

You will need: Book

Read through the book, concentrate on encouraging repetition of your target words and or phrases. Give time for the children to see all of the details in the pictures.

For younger children (3-5), you may want to read only some of the text and concentrate more on key words. Ensure repetition of those key words.

For the extra traction levels, encourage them to repeat full sentences based on your teacher target above.

For extra preps, encourage to children to take turns trying to read pages to the group and to decipher the meaning of the story at the end. 


4. Game / 20 minutes

You will need: Food flashcards, time of day flashcards.

Having read through the story, introduce the food flashcards one by one, displaying each one on the wall as it is introduced. Encourage the group to reapeat the words several times as they are introduced.

Play at asking for the food items together using "can" and "please": "Can I have some bread please?" etc.

Play some vocabulary integration games to make it fun and enhance word retention: Click here for examples and instructions on the flashcard section of the session.

Now introduce the time of day flashcards (breakfast time etc). When the children have repeated them several times and they are displayed on the wall, play at adding food items to the time of day flashcards. Example: "I eat bread at breakfast time, I eat soup at lunch time" etc.

For older groups, now drill down to aim at the target language listed next to Extra Traction and, according to the level, Extra Prep above.

Practise the question structure: "When is breakfast time?" "Breakfast time is in the morning" etc

After a bit of practice, hide the images to see whether the children can repeat the questions and answers without the aid of the flashcards.

Present perfect: Practise all of the language elements together in this final role play activity for older extra prep groups.

With the food cards displayed on the wall, model this role play:

Child 1: "Can I have soup and bread please?"

Child 2 has to select te correct flashcards from the wall and say "Here you are"

Child 1 pretends to eat the food and holds the cards against his/her tummy.

Child 3: "What have you eaten?"

Child 1: "I have eaten soup and bread"


5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

Recommended for groups under 8 years. Older groups can move straight onto the individual activity time.



6. Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes

You will need:  handout and markers and/or pencils

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The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each child individually. Encourage each child to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.

For initiation level children, simply use the firts page of the handout.

For children at the "Extra Traction" level, use the second page too but cross through or cut off the "Extra Prep" section.

For children at the "Extra Prep" level, use all pages.

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7. Recap / 5 minutes

You will need: Flashcards for your target language.


8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (rcomended for younger groups)

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