Easier to eat than pronounce

Title separator
  • B1
  • B2
  • General

Pronunciation - food names

foreign food names


This lesson plan focuses on the pronunciation of foreign food names. We want to show students how such names are pronounced in American and British English as well as have a bit of fun. We think that all foodies will love this worksheet 😊

B1 / Intermediate
B2 / Upper Intermediate
45 minStandard LessonPremium Plan


The worksheet starts with a short discussion about pronouncing words that come from different languages, especially the names of dishes. Next, to students watch a short funny video which will introduce them into the topic of the lesson. Before the main pronunciation task, we first show students what phonetic transcription is by making them guess one sentence written in phonetic script. Next, students have a box with foreign food names (such as paella, croissant, borscht, tagine, etc.) and they have to match them with the correct phonetic scripts. To practice pronouncing these names, you can model the pronunciation yourself or you may play these words using the links we provide (source: YouGlish and Forvo) and ask your students to repeat the whole list afterwards.


Students have to match the definitions to the correct dishes from the previous exercise and have a short discussion about them. After that, students move to a guessing game. They choose one card and describe the dish to their partner. When their partner guesses the dish, they need to pronounce it together correctly and check it with the teacher. Of course, if students don’t know some of the dishes on the cards, they should skip the card and get another one. As an extension, you can finish the lesson with repeating all these foreign food names together.



Title separator

Leave a Reply

Browse other materials recommended for you

Title separator
uses of Present Continuous
B2 / Upper Intermediate Standard Lesson 60 min

How beauty filters are changing the way we want to look


In this lesson inspired by a video about body dysmorphia students revise and practise the different uses of Present Continuous as well as reflect on the influence of beauty filters on teenagers’ lives.

second conditional
B1 / Intermediate Standard Lesson 60 min

What would happen if you quit texting for a week? (second conditional)


In this lesson about texting students discover and practise the second conditional. They also learn vocabulary related to mobile phone communication and discuss the role of texting in their lives.

the history of the hoodie
B2 / Upper Intermediate/ C1 / Advanced Standard Lesson 60 min

The humble hoodie

Design & Art General

In this lesson about the history of the hoodie, your students will discover the origins of this iconic garment (and some others) and learn several adjectives for talking about clothes.

Show more lessons


Title separator

Is there a minimum subscription period if I choose a monthly subscription?

No, there’s no minimum required number of subscription months. You can cancel any time you want. Basically, you can sign up and then cancel your subscription the next day, which will mean you have access for 1 month and won’t be charged again.

What currencies can I pay in for my subscription?

Our default currency is USD (American dollar), but you can also pay in EUR (euro), GBP (British pound sterling) or PLN (Polish zloty). You can change the currency you want to pay in at the Pricing page before selecting a subscription plan.

How can I edit an e-lesson plan?

You can get your own editable copy of an e-lesson plan and make changes to it. To do so, either (1) make a copy of it on your Google Drive (preferable method) or (2) download it in a Powerpoint format (but formatting might be a bit off so we can’t guarantee that it will work well).

Read more FAQ
Title separator

ESL Brains

Forgot password?
or continue with