In My Lunch Box

[ Vocabulary ]

Containers / Quantity

slice | piece | glass | can | bunch


tomatoes | grapes | banana | cheese | bread | toast | jam


water | milk | watermelon juice | strawberry juice | grape juice | banana juice | Lemonade


[ Aim ]

Recognize food items and drinks with their respective containers and quantifiers.


[ Objective ]

01. Reading a  list of food items and finding the respective picture from a set of other pictures that have some similar items.

02. Writing about the picture they found in a form of a paragraph without reference to the written list.


[ Resources ]

A. Six pages with pictures. | B. Two pages of three lists.


[ Teacher Instructions ]

-:{ Preparations before class }:-

01. Photocopy the six picture pages to cover your students ( 1 page /1 student).

02. Make corresponding copies of the lists.

03. Spread the pictures all over the class; on walls, cabinet, chairs, teacher’s desk.. etc.


-:{ During the lesson – Reading Stage }:-

01. You may have a short revision of the necessary vocabulary; either by referring to a word-wall or asking students of what they had for breakfast reinforcing the use of quantity words.

02. Introduce the lists of food you prepared; telling them that those are their lunch and they have to find them.

03. Direct their attention to the pictures; they have to find their own picture.

04. Give them a few minutes to read their lists.

05. Let them move afterwords in the class and monitor them making sure they don’t grab any picture based on the first option they have in their list.


-:{During the lesson –  Writing Stage }:-

01. Collect the lists and praise students’ performance.

02. Have a model picture similar to their picture on the board and some writing lines.

03. Elicit how you can start your paragraph describing what is in your lunch box. (You may give the first line if necessary “In my lunch box, there is…“).

04. Have some deliberate punctuation mistakes to demonstrate the editing step. Make the correction with another colour.

05. Give out the writing sheets

06. When the writing is done, students may cut the pictures and glue them on the writing sheet.


[ Note ]

– The lesson was delivered in two  classes of 45 minutes with average EFL learners.



Mirror 01 | Mirror 02

[ Dedicated-Teacher ]


  1. Habiba said,

    April 20, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    I came across your blog by chance,while I was surfing through ESLprintables.I am a new member there.
    I am teaching grade four in the UAE and this is the theme that I am actually teaching right now( The Food I eat).I find your worksheets great and very useful.May you excuse me if I use them with my students ?
    Thanks a lot and great work ,dear.

    • April 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM

      Hi Habiba,
      By all means do use whatever you find useful with your students. I remeber using this exercise with grade 4 students as well (in the UAE).. and it took me two straight classes to finish everything.

      BTY, All my ESLprintables contributions are available here for free. Feel free to use them as well.
      Nice to meet you here Habiba.

  2. Cathy said,

    May 20, 2010 at 6:48 PM


    Is it possible to download the worksheet above? How do I do it?

    Thank you and congrats for this great blog!


    • May 20, 2010 at 7:24 PM

      Hi Cathy,

      Nice to have you here. For sure it’s downloadable. Please follow these steps:

      01. Click Mirror-01.
      02. A new window will open.
      03. Wait for the virus scanning to finish.
      04. Click on [ Click here to start download.. ].

      01. Click Mirror-02.
      02. A new window will open.
      03. Click on [ Free Download ].
      04. Wait for the count down to finish.
      05. Click [ Creat Download link ].
      06. Finally click [ Download ].

      Please, let me know if you succeded.


  3. Leila said,

    June 6, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Thank you, Fatma. I intend to teach this subject next weekend and your great materials are always making my life easier. :):):):)

    • June 7, 2010 at 9:29 PM

      Happy to hear that dear Leila. Please tell us how it goes with you. Many thanks to your kind words that keep me going ^^,

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