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Oxford University Press

Headway Plus ELEMENTARY Writing Guide

2011-12

UNIT 9
Writing Task: Write about meals in your country
Worksheet 1: PRE-WRITING
Exercise 1: Brainstorming and gathering information
Answer the following questions about meals in your country:
1. What do people eat for breakfast? ..................................................................................................
2. What is a typical lunch? ....................................................................................................................
3. What do people have for dinner? .....................................................................................................
4. Which is the main meal of the day? .................................................................................................
5. Who does the cooking?......................................................................................................................
6. What do you eat on special occasions? ...........................................................................................
7. What types of restaurants are there?.................................................................................................
Exercise 2: Check your vocabulary
Write the food vocabulary in the correct columns. Add a/an /some.
egg
bananas
onion
chips
bread
breakfast
an egg

cheese
milk
yoghurt
carrots
soup

pasta
apple
tomato
meat
chicken

lunch

ice-cream
potatoes
coffee
rice
beef
dinner

juice
peas
biscuits
fish
curry

chocolate
tea
crisps
mineral water
burger
a snack

Exercise 3: Extend your vocabulary


Number the cooking instructions to make Egg Fried Rice.
Recipe for Egg Fried Rice
Add the vegetables.
First chop some carrots and onions.
Mix the egg with the rice.
Next boil the rice and fry an egg.

Think of a recipe for a dish from your country.


Write the cooking instructions.

Recipe for ________________________________


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Oxford University Press

Headway Plus ELEMENTARY Writing Guide

2011-12

UNIT 9
Worksheet 2: PRACTICE
Exercise 1: Sentence building 1
Use your answers to Exercise 1 / Worksheet 1 to write complete sentences about meals in your
country. Use vocabulary from Exercise 2 & 3 / Worksheet 1.
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Exercise 2: Verb agreement + negatives


Fill in the blanks with the appropriate verb:
1. Some people ___________ (like/likes/dont like) fast food, but most people think it is unhealthy.
2. Some people ___________ (like/likes/dont like) eating meat they are called vegetarians.
3. There ___________ (is/isnt/are/arent) many different types of restaurants here; for example, in
my street there is an Italian restaurant.
3. There ___________ (be/is/are) an English desert called Bread and Butter Pudding.
4. One of the most famous English dishes ___________ (be/is/are) roast beef.
5. There ___________ (is/isnt/are/arent) many types of fruit from my country. Most of them
___________ (comes from/come from/come froms) other countries.
Exercise 3: A lot of/some/not many people + for breakfast/lunch/dinner/a snack
Complete the sentences about different meals in your country.
1. A lot of people like for.
2. Some people like ...for
3. Not many people have ..for.
4. Some people have...for.
5. A lot of people have ...for.
Exercise 4: Sentence building 2
Rewrite the sentences from Exercise 1 / Worksheet 2. Use linking words to write longer sentences
and add extra information. Make sure you put the sentences in a good order.
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Oxford University Press

Headway Plus ELEMENTARY Writing Guide

2011-12

UNIT 9
Worksheet 3: WRITING
Exercise 1: Writing a First Draft
Write a paragraph about meals in your country. Start with a topic sentence and use linking words.
Write about 50 words.
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Read your paragraph and check:

Topic sentence
A lot of/not many/not much/a/an/some
Verb agreement
Sentences in a good order
Spelling (use a dictionary)
Capital letters at the start of sentences
Full stops at the end of sentences

Exercise 2: Writing a Final Draft


Make corrections and write out the paragraph again neatly.