Plan and make an international lunch


Students will make lunch based on recipes from a randomly chosen country. Countries are drawn before the students plan a meal. We have allocated 8 hours, split in 2 parts. The first part is planning, while the second part is the execution. The task will focus on written and oral skills, as well as the ability to convert measurements.

First section (4 hours):

1. Students are split into groups of 3-4. Prepare a list of countries (you can keep to English-speaking countries, or include other countries like Italy, Spain, Greece, China). The students draw a country at random.

2. Students pick a recipe to make. Depending on the level of difficulty, you can choose to find recipes in Norwegian or in English. (If students find recipes in English there's the added challenge of converting measurements).

3. You can include more of helsefremmende arbeid by adding a step regarding nutrition and the nutritional value of the meal.

4. Students get a budget of 100 kr per student. The students will have to keep to this budget when planning their lunch. Students can go to the store and check prices if needed.

Second section (4 hours):

It's time for students to make their recipes. Students and teachers go to the store to shop for ingredients. Once the class gets back to the kitchen, the students make their lunches.

During the making of the lunch, all speaking should happen in English. The teacher should write down relevant vocabulary on a board in the kitchen (or hand out a list). Relevant vocabulary could be things like cooking utensils, ingredients, other equipment, polite phrases during meal ("Could you pass me the...."). This vocabulary can be brought up in a glossary test or as a part of a later test.

The students have to lay an inviting table.

Students should briefly present their lunch and the country it's from.

Remember to leave enough time to clean and tidy.

You may have a glossary test from the relevant vocabulary, or include this in a future test.

An oral assessment/reflection while you're eating your meal.

You will need access to a school kitchen, as well as funding for ingredients.

You should also prepare a list of relevant vocabulary that the students may need when they're in the kitchen.

You could invite other teachers to join your lunch.