Cultural identities served with food

Upper Intermediate + (for teachers & students)
Conversation class & practice

Cuisine

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Intro:

Is food and cuisine an important part of culture?
What does Catalan food say about your culture? Use as many adjectives as possible.
Do you enjoy tasting other types of food and therefore other cultures?
What is an eatocracy?
(It´s a 2 word fusion like “workaholic”)

1. Vocab: Do you know these words & phrases? What do they mean?

Eatocracy, a bunch of people, to burst, name cards, subway car, garnished,
Bitter, let your guard down

2. Practice saying the words and phrases out loud.

3. Now please watch the video.

Cultural identities served with food from CNN on Vimeo.

Link to the video:
http://vimeo.com/26626798

4. Can you answer the following questions?

a). What´s the general plan for the event?
b). The organisers want to get a drink in their hand and ____________________
c). They picked a select group of people, why?
d). What do they want people to talk about in relation to themselves and food?
e). Have you ever tasted cornbread?
f). What is açorda ?
g). Where does everything come together?

5. Please us the words from section 1 in following sentences.

a). The day the property market bubble _________, the market crashed.
b). The doors were stuck on the _____________ and I couldn’t get out !
c). Coffee can often taste _____________, I like to add sugar.
d). After a glass of wine she sometimes _____________________ and shows her real personality.
e). At the wedding there wasn’t any _________________ and nobody knew where to sit.

6. Discussion:

Would you like to attend an event like this?
Is this an appropriate idea for Barcelona?
Where could you host such an event?

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