TEFL/ESL – Lesson Plan


LEVEL – Pre-intermediate class of young adults

OBJECTIVE – To practice and learn the vocabulary of kitchen items

TARGET LANGUAGE – Kitchen vocabulary; cooker/stove, oven, fridge. Teapot, kettle, cooking pot, frying pan, saucepan. Spoon, knife, fork, grater, tablespoon, teaspoon, tablespoon. Sink, tap, cupboard. Plate, dish, cup, bowl, saucer, jug, glass, mug. 

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE – Students know present tense and prepositions and can create sentences when they identify items. 

ANTICIPATED PROBLEMS – Pronunciation of the new words, lack of participation by some students. Correct use of prepositions.

SOLUTIONS – Drill the new vocabulary and prepositions. Give activities that encourage participation by all students.

PREPARATION/AIDS – Blackboard, pen, paper. 


  1. WARM-UP. Play I spy my eye using names of students. ‘I spy my eye someone whose name starts with D.’ (5 min)
  2. LEAD IN. Talk about home-cooked meals and cooking at home and where that happens. Discuss with the students about what is used in cooking meals at home. (5 min) 
  3. PRESENTATION. Introduce kitchen objects and items by drawing some of them on the blackboard. Stimulate some vocabulary words for the items from the students. Feed the students with the kitchen vocabulary. Focus on the pronunciation of the items. Write the names on the board and have students draw and write the names of the items on the paper. (10 min)
  4. CONTROLLED PRACTICE. Draw a basic layout of a kitchen with some items like the sink, stove, and counters. Then ask students to take a vocabulary name and show where it can be found in the kitchen. (10 min)
  5. PRODUCTION. Students to create ten sentences identifying the items and where they are placed in the kitchen. Walk and monitor. (10 min)
  6. HOMEWORK. Ask students to look at their kitchen, identify the items and create five sentences. (5min)