21. Food, glorious food

Food, glorious food

I can select the most relevant information from an online text and reuse it.


1. Before watching the video clip. Have a look at the snapshot and guess what the topic of the class will be. Discuss your ideas with your partner and with the class.


2. While watching the video clip (tinyurl.com/lu7ozv3) think about the answers to the following questions:

  • a. Which two social groups appear in the video?
  • b. Which food is served to whom?
  • c. Discuss the answers with the class.
  • d. Compare your expectations with the video clip.


Do some research work and

  • a. IF YOU LIKE MUSIC AND SINGING: find the video clip, look up the lyrics and practice the song and the scene with your class mates and present your artistic work in front of the class. Time allowed: 5 min. Suggested sites: tinyurl.com/lu7ozv3; tinyurl.com/hmgtlwa
  • b. IF YOU LIKE HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY: find some more information on the conditions which created the conditions in which the story about Oliver Twist was set and present your research work in a creative way in front of the class. Time allowed: 5 min. Suggested sites: tinyurl.com/joum4a6, tinyurl.com/8xqw8a6
  • c. IF YOU LIKE WRITING AND JOURNALISM: you can investigate online and WRITE A SHORT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE for a newspaper reporting on injustice done to the boys. Your article should not exceed 100 words and should offer a way out of the troubles the boys meet. Time allowed: 5 min. Suggested sites: tinyurl.com/joum4a6, tinyurl.com/8xqw8a6
  • d. IF YOU LIKE READING: YOU MAY READ THE BOOK BY CHARLES DICKENS AND WRITE A BOOK REVIEW NOT LONGER THAN 150 WORDS. Your book review should include the following information: title, author and type of book, where it is set, who the main characters are, what the story is, what is your opinion of it and why? Time allowed: 5 min Suggested site: tinyurl.com/za6vnl6, tinyurl.com/z2h6j5g


Discuss the answers with your partner. Possible questions for the classroom discussion – pair work (carousel)

  1. What is a diet?
  2. What is a balanced diet?
  3. Why do we need food?
  4. What are calories?
  5. What do the nutritionists do? What is their job?
  6. What are nutritional values of different foods?
  7. Do you eat enough fruits and vegetables?
  8. What are vitamins, proteins, fats, sugars good for?
  9. Are you familiar with any eating disorders=
  10. How often do you have a fast food meal a day/a week?
  11. How could you improve your eating habits?



1. Your task is to agree with your group members on a topic.

  • a. Fruit and vegetables: are you getting your 5 a day?
  • b. Starchy foods in your diet
  • c. Milk and dairy foods: go for lower-fat varieties
  • d. Beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins
  • e. Oils and spreads

2. Use the following links to find the topic of your preference and read the instructions in the task 3. tinyurl.com/hnsuxzv (texts) tinyurl.com/lkcah9y (OALD, online dictionary)

3. Working with your group members read the text and

  • a. find the most important pieces of information in the text (highlight)
  • b. ask three questions to cover the text (discuss the importance)
  • c. work out a multiple choice exercise using good misleading (wrong) answers (discuss different wrong answers)
  • d. copy your quiz on a word document (open a new document and save your quiz)


Food groups in our diet The Eatwell Guide shows that to have a healthy, balanced diet, people should try to:

  • eat 5 A DAY • base meals on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
  • have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)
  • eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein
  • choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts
  • drink plenty of fluids

If you’re having foods and drinks that are high in fat, salt and sugar, have these less often and in small amounts. Try to choose a variety of different foods from the five main food groups. Most people in the UK eat and drink too many calories, too much fat, sugar and salt, and not enough fruit, vegetables, oily fish or fibre.


a balanced diet:

  • five meals a day
  • reduce foods and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar
  • increases fruit, vegetables, oily fish or fibre

B EXAMPLE QUESTIONS: Task: Choose the correct answer (A, B or C)

1. A balanced diet is a diet in which

  • a. you definitely eat too much
  • b. you definitely eat not enough
  • c. you eat the quantity and variety of food needed for good health

2. How many meals should there be eaten a day:

  • a. three
  • b. five
  • c. six

3. Which foods should be taken more frequently?

  • a. apples, potatoes, oranges
  • b. apples, oranges, seafood
  • c. apples, oranges, rice


Go to learningapps.org/ find the Who wants to be a millionaire quiz template, copy your questions, invite other groups to copy their questions in the same template and PLAY!


What have you learnt today? Write five key words on your word document. Compare with your partner and discuss in the class. In which other subjects can the application be used for practicing and learning?


Use the application and work out a quiz for your e.g. Biology or Chemistry class – on the ways a diet can be improved, for your Croatian class – on Charles Dickens, on realism in literature, on Oliver Twist, for your History class – on life in Victorian England and similar. Challenge your classmates!