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What do you like to eat?

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What do you like to eat?


By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

·  ask and answer a basic question form.

Target Language:

What do you like to eat? I like (to eat) ____.

Time needed for preparation:

5 minutes

Time needed in class:

20 minutes


Year 1

Language Focus:


Activity Use:


Pupil Task:

Pair Work
Whole Class

Which learning institute:



Photocopied picture sheets with pictures on both sides to minimise paper and time spent cutting up pictures.

Procedure before class:

1.       Photocopy 1 picture sheet per pupil.

Procedure in class:

1.       Give each pupil a copy of the picture sheet and ask them to colour the pictures. Set a time limit.
2.       Have the pupils cut each picture up into 6 pieces. The teacher demonstrates a simple example of making a jigsaw.
3.       Ask the pupils to exchange their jigsaw pictures with another pupil.
4.       The teacher demonstrates the activity by asking an average or stronger pupil to come to the front and put together one jigsaw on the board. The teacher asks the question, “What do you like to eat?” and the pupil responds with “I like to eat pizza” The picture is used as the prompt for the answer.  Next, a second pupil comes to the front and puts together a jigsaw on the board, the first pupil asks the question and the second pupil responds.
5.       Pupils put together a jigsaw in pairs and 1 pupil asks the question and the other answers using the jigsaw as a prompt.

Follow Up:


Pupils repeat the activity but this time they answer the question with their own personal choices, without using picture prompts.


Practise with other target structures, e.g. “May I have a_______?”
Pupils can draw their own pictures to cut up into jigsaws.




Ensure the pupils have an opportunity to learn the questions before they use them in the activity.