Lesson idea: Great British Bake Off

It’s the penultimate week of term. State schools are on holiday, so the students have already requested something ‘fun’ and ‘light’ for lessons this week. The current topic is food. It’s lacked a creative task so far, and I don’t want to go over old ground (designing a themed restaurant, menus, crazy recipes, and so on). It’s time (I think) for the Bake Off…

Note: this lesson does not involve baking!

Lead in

Some general questions to set the scene…

Are you good at cooking? What can you cook? Do you have a ‘signature dish’? Can you bake? Have you ever tried baking? How many baked products can you name? Are cookery/baking shows popular in [your country]? Do you watch them? Why/why not? Etc

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