ESL Conversation Lesson:  Soups & Video Preview

ESL Conversation Lesson: Soups & Video Preview

For this ESL conversation lesson on soups around the world, I explore and demonstrate the warm-up conversation question on soups as well as the hypothetical warm-up conversation question. Feel free to show it to your students as an example or warm-up before starting your lesson.

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Our lesson format includes imagery, table topic, hypothetical table topic, guided conversation questions, two conversational activities, and a homework project.

Some ESL conversation questions in the lesson include:

Which of the soups on the previous pages sounds the most interesting to you? The most delicious or least delicious? Why so? What's your favorite type of soup? Why so?  Is there any type of soup you've had while traveling that you really disliked? Why so?  Which country makes the best soup? Why do you think so?  What's the most famous type of soup in your home country? Why do people like it?  Do you know of any soups that are used as medicinal remedies? If so, what and what for?


Lesson topics


tortilla soup (sopa azteca) - mexico: a traditional mexican soup made of fried corn tortilla pieces, submerged into a broth of tomato, garlic, onion, and chile de árbol; it is served with pieces of pasilla chiles, chicharrón, avocado, fresh cheese cubes and sour cream  

borscht - eastern europe: a sour soup made with beetroots as one of the main ingredients, which give the dish a distinctive red color


garlic and bread soup (sopa de ajo) - spain: a traditional garlic soup made with bread, egg poached in chicken broth and laced garlic and sherry


pepper pot soup - jamaica: a traditional jamaican vegetarian soup madeA with caribbean spinach-like greens that can be found; it is served with fresh minced chiles on the top for extra heat


boat-noodle soup (kuaytiaw reua) - thailand: a noodle dish, which has a strong flavor made from both pork and beef, as well as dark soy sauce, pickled bean curd, and some other spices, and is normally served with meatballs and pig’s liver; the soup also contains lueat mu sot ,which is pig or cow blood mixed with salt     




















smoked haddock soup (finnan haddie chowder) - scotland: a thick scottish soup made of smoked haddock, potatoes, milk, cream and onions


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