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Mix a Pancake

LEVEL2:  BEGINNER

“Mix a Pancake” is a popular nursery rhyme. It introduces learners to the basic verbs of cooking which are easy to act out and understand. Use the chant as a Total Physical Response activity and teach about food, cooking and even British as well as American cuisine.

  • Writer: Christina Rossetti
  • Illustrator: Dóra Blanka Bodor
  • Narrator: Caroline Boulton

FOCUS OF THE GAMES:
• the ingredients of pancakes
• listening practice with preferences
• matching silhouettes to items from the kitchen

IN THE CLASSROOM:
In the UK, Shrove Tuesday is also Pancake Day. Teach your learners about this pleasant British custom and encourage them to carry out a poll to find out about their classmates’ favourite fillings: chocolate, banana, marmalade or maple syrup?

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