Breakfast 2

Learning Objective

Identify breakfast food and drink


Success Criteria

I know the German for many breakfast items

I can say what breakfast items I don't like

I can memorise and tell my partner sentences about breakfast

I can list what I eat and drink for breakfast 


Key Vocabulary

Ich esse zum Frühstück ...

Ich trinke zum Frühstück ...

Ich esse nicht gern ...

Ich trinke nicht gern ...

... schmeckt nicht gut

... ist nicht lecker/gesund

Ich mag nicht ...

Was isst du?

Was trinkst du?

Ich esse (gern) ...

Ich trinke (gern) ...

Schmeckt ... gut?

Ja/Nein ... schmeckt gut



das Frühstück

Ich habe Hunger / Wir haben Hunger

Ich habe Durst / Wir haben Durst




das Obst

Ein Ei / Zwei Eier

das Brot

das Brötchen

die Butter

die Wurst

die Marmelade

der Saft

das Wasser

die Milch

das Essen

der Käse

der Tee

der Toast

der Kaffee

Wahr oder Falsch 

Lesson Context

This lesson you will be able to revise a lot of what was learnt last week and do some new activities. The children will learn some new vocabulary and also how to express that they don't like something using 'nicht'. Again, the children will be able to use the vocabulary learnt in the 'Fruit' lessons to further extend them and they will revisit an activity from 'Fruit 1' - True or False. The children will also play 'running dictation' which will require them to memorise and tell a partner more complex German sentences. The lesson will end with a memory game where the children will show off their learning by listing as many foods and drinks as they can.  



Power point presentation

Hand outs which the children can take home for revision

Flashcards (Fruit and Weather) for the starter activity

Running dictation sheets - pinned up around the classroom but not so the children can read them from their seats

Main Introduction

Slide 2

Communicate LO and SC


Slide 3 - Starter activity - Das Kartenspiel - revision of Fruit and Weather

The children should know how to play the flashcard game by now so explain that they should be using the 'Lob' words on slide 3 and let them get on with it. The fruit vocabulary will be useful in today's breakfast lesson as more advanced children will be able to express preferences about items of fruit and say whether they are healthy or not.


Slide 4 - Questions and Answers - Food with 'nicht' (not)

As you did last lesson in Breakfast 1, break the slide own into the 3 colours, red, green and blue. There is a focus this week in saying what you don't like, using the word 'nicht' 


Red - eating 

Sag mir nach the vocabulary in red. Point out that the 'isst' in 'was isst du' sounds like the German for 'is' (ist), but with a slightly longer 's' sound. Unlike in English, in German the verb changes when proceeded by you - I eat, you eat.

"Gern" - Last week the children learnt 'ich mag' (I like) and this will be confusing. At this stage just say that 'gern' comes after a verb and 'mag' can stand alone.


Model a few sentences, asking the question at the top of the slide and answering the question using fruit they learnt recently (and revisited in their flashcards), for example:

Ich esse nicht die Zitrone

Ich esse nicht gern die Erdbeere


Now challenge some children by saying a sentence in English and getting them to translate it into German. For example, you could say:

I don't eat the apple and I don't like to eat the pear (Or - I eat not the apple and I eat not like the pear)


Green - taste

Sag mir nach the 'green' vocabulary and point out that in German you simply ask 'taste ... good?' instead of using 'does'. Model a few sentences, asking the question and answering using the bottom green prompt. Again, challenge some children by saying a sentence in English and getting them to translate it into German. For example, you could say: 

The pineapple tastes not good and (und) the pear tastes not good 


Blue - delicious and healthy

Sag mir nach the 'blue' vocabulary and then get the children to translate sentences such as :

The banana is not healthy

The pineapple is not delicious

I don't like the pear (I like not the pear)


Slide 5 - Secret Signal - Eat

Using the vocabulary on the slide, ask one child to leave the room and agree with the rest of the class on a secret signal, such as touching your nose. Choose a child to perform this signal at any given moment. Bring the first child back into the room and ask the class to say 'Was isst du' (the first item on the list) in a chant. Every time the class sees the designated person do the agreed secret signal, they move onto the next phrase in the list - 'Ich esse nicht das Brot'. The child has to guess who is doing the signal before the class gets to the bottom of the list. If the child who went outside guesses correctly, they earn a reward. If the class get to the bottom, the 'signaller' and somebody else from the class, earn a reward  


Slide 6 - Questions and Answers - Drink

Go through the slides as you did with slide 4 but this time the red vocabulary focuses on 'drink'. The green and blue vocabulary is the same. Use water (das Wasser) as your example and go through the slide and question the children as you did on slide 4


Slide 7 - Secret Signal - Drink

The same activity as slide 5 but this time with a focus on 'drink'. Repeat a few times until you know that each child can say 'ich trinke nicht' and 'ich esse nicht'


Slides 8 - 17 - Breakfast from last week

Sag mir nach the vocabulary learnt last week on the slides and ask questions relating to the vocabulary learnt last week. For example, on slide 13 you could ask 'was isst du?' and on slide 15 you could ask 'schmeckt die Milch gut?' If a child answers in appropriate German they earn a reward. The children have the vocabulary learnt last week on their hand outs to help them.  


Slides 18 - 21 - New breakfast vocabulary

2 new foods and 2 new drinks. As you did from slides 8 - 17, sag mir nach the vocabulary on the slides and ask questions relating to the vocabulary.


Slide 22 - 23 (same as slides 4 and 6) 

As you did for a similar slide last week in Breakfast 1,  break it down into the 3 colours, red, green and blue. Point out that last week we learnt how to say what we like, this week we will learn how to say what we don't like and the way to do this is simply to use the word 'nicht' (not).


Now model, going through the whole of slides 18 and 19 with a child. Ask and answer one red question, one green and one blue. Practise a few times and change role to be the answerer. On their tables with their partners, the children have a conversation going through the colours on the slide as modelled. When they finish they swap roles and when they have finished that they repeat using different vocabulary. Tell the children beforehand that you will randomly select children after this activity using lollipop sticks. If the chosen children can have a German conversation using the red, green and blue vocabulary with both food and drink, then they will earn a reward.      


Slide 19 - Wahr oder Falsch - True or false

Say some sentences about food and the children have to say 'das ist wahr' or 'das ist falsch'. Throw in the odd curveball by making a statement relating to a different topic such as 'der Pinguin ist stark und wild'. End with some children coming to the front and making up their own 'true or false' statements.


Slide 25 - Running Dictation

Pin copies of the running dictation sheet (bottom of the page) around the classroom. Ask the children to either work with a partner or with their group. One child has to go to the sheet and read it, then return to their group and say it out loud. The receiving group/partner has to write down what the 'runner' says. As their are 12 lines on the sheet, the runner will have to go backwards and forwards several times between the paper and the group. Someone from the winning group will earn a reward.


Slide 26 - Ich esse zum Frühstück

Explain that we are now going to play a memory game involving all of the food we have learnt so far, similar to 'Ich packe in meinen Koffer' from 'Clothes 2'. Say 'ich esse zum Frühstück' and then list as many foods as you can. Once you can't think of any more foods, say 'ich trinke zum Frühstück' and then list as many drinks as you can. Count as you go along and the combined amount of foods and drinks that you could name is your score. Give the children a few minutes to practise this on their tables, allowing them to use their sheets and then get them to practise without looking at their sheets. Explain that at the end of the practise you will randomly choose some (3) children to compete against each other and the child with the highest score will win a reward.  During the competition, the children will not be allowed to look at their sheets and if they go 10 seconds without naming a food or drink, their turn is over. If they repeat something, simply don't count it.


Assessment and Evidence

Observe and ask questions

Refer back to the success criteria after 'ich esse zum Frühstück'

Check achievement of the Success Criteria by questioning randomly selected children (using lollipop sticks)  

Breakfast 2.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.6 MB
Running Dictation Sheet.docx
Microsoft Word Document 96.6 KB
Vocabulary Sheet Breakfast 2.docx
Microsoft Word Document 254.5 KB
Das Kartenspiel Fruit and Weather.docx
Microsoft Word Document 40.2 KB