Today I have a guest post from Betsy Jones, of the site WordSpark. Her site teaches English in an authentic context through the use of popular culture. It features authentic readings, worksheets and activities.
I like her site for both teachers and students. Teachers will enjoy the printable worksheets for their class. Students will enjoy the videos, lessons, and activities.
Here is one of her lessons that I think would work real well in class.
Do you like snacks? A snack is a small amount of food that stops you from being hungry between meals. Snacks are also eaten just because they taste good. A “midnight snack” is one that is eaten shortly before going to bed or during the night.
No matter what your preference, there is a snack food for you. There are healthy snacks, such as crunchy pretzels and juicy grapes, and there are snacks that are not as healthy, such as salty potato chips and chewy candy bars. Some people like spicy wasabi peas or a savory piece of cheese. My favorite snack is a bowl of cold ice cream. My husband doesn’t eat snacks very often, but he does like to eat a piece of dark chocolate occasionally. Our cat’s favorite snacks are white bread and bagels. Don’t you think those are funny foods for a cat to like?
You can download a printable version of this activity with visual vocabulary here:
Questions for Discussion:
1. An adjective is a word that describes something in a sentence. (For example, a hot coffee.) Find all the adjectives in the above paragraph.
2. Think of 5 more types of snacks. What adjectives would you use to describe them?
3. What is your favorite midnight snack?