Unit Six: Help Yourself to…
6.2. I’m a foodie, and you?
To sit down
To taste delicious
To be a real foodie (gourmet)
To know much about something
To take cooking lessons from somebody
Help yourself to…
It’s me who…
No doubt about it.
It’s all Greek to me. Now that you mention
I. Conversational Warm-up.
Look and say what equipment you have in your kitchen. How can you use it?
Example: We have a food processor in our kitchen. We can use it for cutting vegetables.
II. Pronunciation Warm-up:
Read the Foodie’s Rap and practise the rhythm. Say in what way your mother lays the table for you.
A knife, a fork, a bottle and a cork,
A saucepan, a cup, a plate and a mug,
A spoon, a glass, a napkin and a vase – That’s the way mum lays the table for us.
III. Grammar Smart
1. Look and recall!
The Present Perfect Tense
1) Use the adverb ever with the Present Perfect Tense to ask about your friend’s cooking experience.
Example: Have you ever made biscuits?
2) Use the adverbs sure/never with the Present Perfect Tense to talk about your cooking experience.
Example: I’ve sure made biscuits. I have never cooked, borshch.
A) Play a grammar question-and-answer game.
Example: A: Have you ever fixed breakfast yourself?
В: I sure have. Have you ever fried meat?
C: No, I’ve never fried meat but…
B) In groups, say as many sentences as you can about your cooking experience. Share what dishes you have ever cooked and what kitchen tricks you have ever tried.
Example: I have taken cooking lessons from my mum. I have tried to cook cabbage soup.
2. Read and remember!
A) Use the Present Perfect Tense to talk about single or repeated cooking experiences in the past when the date on the action isn’t important. Time expressions: before, ever, already, just and yet.
Example: Kate has just baked biscuits.
B) Use the Past Simple to talk about single or repeated cooking experiences that happened at a definite time in the past. Time expressions: yesterday, last week, in 2012, etc.
Example: I made a delicious salad yesterday.
C) Use the Past Simple to talk about the succession of kitchen tricks in the past. Time expressions: first, then, after that.
Example: First I chopped the butter and mixed it with the flour and eggs, then I minced it in the food processor. After that I put the biscuits into the oven.
A) Play a grammar tennis game.
Example: A: already.
В: I have already tried to cook pasta.
B) Look at the picture and say:
1. What the children have just cooked;
2. When they did it;
3. What kitchen tricks they did first, then and after that.
Example: It’s Mother’s Day. The children have just cooked pancakes for their mother…
IV. Word Smart.
1. Study these words and describe:
A) things you can do in the kitchen.
Example: I can slice bread with a knife.
A frying pan
A food processor
An oven / microwave
B) your cooking lessons:
2. Describe any kitchen object in the picture you can use best and let your friend guess. Cover these questions:
1. What does it look like?
2. What can we do with it?
3. Where do we keep it?
Example: It is round. We can use it for frying meat. We can keep it in the cupboard.
(A frying pan)
3. Work in groups and make a list of kitchen objects to have if you want to make breakfast/ dinner/supper. Say what dishes you would like to cook.
At home: Describe your kitchen. Write:
– What kitchen utensils you have;
– What you can do with them;
– What cooking skills you can practise there.
Go to Ex. 89, 90 of your Workbook
V. Time to Listen and Read.
1. Listen to / read in pairs. Say who is a foodie.
TALKING IN THE KITCHEN
It’s a Saturday afternoon. Paul is at Kate’s. The children are in the kitchen, they are going to have tea.
Kate: Tea is ready, Paul. Please sit down to table and help yourself to my favourite biscuits.
Paul: Wow, they taste delicious. Your mum has baked them, hasn’t she?
Kate: Poor guess! It’s me who baked them. It was my first try.
Paul: And a very successful one at that. Did you fry them in the frying pan?
Kate: Of course, not. I made them in the oven. First I chopped the butter and mixed it with the flour and eggs, then I minced it in the food processor. After that I put the biscuits into the oven and fifteen minutes later they were ready for us.
Paul: One day you’re going to be the world’s best cook, no doubt about it. The biscuits look and smell nice, too. You’re a real foodie.
Kate: Thank you for the compliment. I’m glad you like the biscuits.
Can you cook?
Paul: I’ve never been interested in cooking or food. My mum knows much about it. Her kitchen is very modern, too. There are all kinds of kitchen equipment, such as a microwave, a coffee-maker, a food processor, a mixer and what not. She knows a lot of kitchen tricks: chopping and slicing, stewing and frying, but it’s all Greek to me.
Kate: I think you should take cooking lesson from her. It will do you good.
Paul: Now that you mention it, I think I’ll try.
Across Cultures: Great Britain A foodie – той, хто цікавиться приготуванням їжі.
2. Say if it is true or false.
1. Kate knows much about baking.
2. Kate can’t use the oven.
3. Paul compliments Kate about cooking.
4. Paul’s kitchen is well-equipped.
5. Cooking is all Greek to Paul’s mother.
6. Kate is going to take cooking lessons from Paul’s mother.
3. Say how the following characterizes food traditions in Kate’s and Paul’s families.
Example: Kate is very much interested in cooking. She has learnt how to bake biscuits.
To be interested in cooking;
To be the world’s best cook;
To know a lot of kitchen tricks;
To have a modern kitchen.
VI. Time to Communicate:
1) Act as Kate / Paul and describe your cooking experience.
To bake biscuits;
To be a real foodie;
To know much about something;
To be all Greek to somebody;
To do somebody good.
2) In pairs, discuss your cooking experience as in the pattern.
A. … is ready. Sit down to… . Help yourself to… .
B: Wow, … taste(s) ….
A: Poor guess! It’s… who… .
B: … at that. Did you… ?
A: Of course not. First… then…. After that… !
B: One day you’re going to be… . You’re a real… .
A: Thank you for…. I glad you… .
В: I think I should… . From you. It’ll do… .
3) Describe your kitchen and the kitchen tricks you know.
VII. Time to Write.
Write a description of a dish you have ever helped your mother to cook. Begin with:
Please, help yourself to… .
I have helped my mum to… .
My mum… .
First I… .
After that… .
One day I am going to… .
Go to Ex. 91, 92 of your Workbook