Class theme/topics discussed:
Thanksgiving Day!

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Handouts, pair work, group work, debate

How did students react?

They like the idea very much!
Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes. They engaged with each other and me pretty well and asked me questions.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Satellite, laptop
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?


Why or why not?
Students like debate and making their menu. It is a good way to provoke conversation.

Warm up: 2MIN (Vocabulary Build)
What will you think talking about Thanksgiving?
1. My favorite Thanksgiving dish! To describe the dishes from flavor, material, color, shape etc. to ask your partner to guess out what it is! (Try to make it harder to guess instead of telling “it’s made from Turkey”) 5MIN 3 people/group
2. Design your Thanks giving menu! 10 MIN
Appetizer, soup and salad, main course, dessert
3. My best Thanksgiving! 10MIN 4-5people/pair
Whose best thanksgiving was spent in California?
Whose best thanksgiving was last year?
Video: 10 MIN
Have you joined this kind of activity?
What do you think of this kind of activity?
Will you join this kind of activity later? If no, why not?
Who are the people you want to say thank you best on Thanksgiving Day? Why?
What do you think of politicians joining this kinds of activities on thanksgiving or other holiday?
Ask two persons to repeat their partners’ answer

Debate: Whether China should have Thanksgiving or not? 15 MIN

Project showing 10MIN