Recently we've been doing a unit on Food & Culture. In the introductory phase of the exploration, we were still accumulating basic vocabulary. We used the online poll to share opinions about local ethnic restaurants & to establish the most important criteria when making a recommendation to classmates (cost, quality, atmosphere etc.).
Students pre-learned some vocabulary & acquired some through reading comprehension on the poll questions. They used their phones to text their choices & we could see the results immediately. The follow up was group discussion of the poll results and the use of the information in making written recommendations for restaurants on their blogs. Finally, they participated in a 4 person conversation in which they had to decide on one restaurant to go to together. As these are all real places, the interaction was natural and they had lots to say.
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