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Pancake Day


Culturelle : je prends conscience des différences culturelles.
Parler en continu : je prends la parole pour raconter, décrire, expliquer.

Did you know?

Pancake Day originates in the Christian Calendar. It’s also called Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Martes de Carnaval in Spanish‑speaking countries or even the French word Mardi Gras in the U.S. What about you, do you celebrate it? How?


Look at the pictures and describe them. Which tradition do they illustrate?

Do you celebrate Pancake Day? If yes, what do you do on that special day?

Do you like pancakes? What do you put on them?

Find all the words related to pancakes.


Look at the picture and identify the situation.

Read the article. What happened? When? Who participated, who won?

What do you think of this tradition?

Read this tongue twister as fast as possible, paying attention to pronounce properly the “a” of batter, the “u” of butter and the “e” of better.

"The batter with the butter is the batter that’s better."

MPs triumph in annual pancake race

MPs have claimed victory at Westminster's annual Parliamentary pancake race around Victoria Gardens, just outside the Houses of Parliament.
The Shrove Tuesday charity event pits MPs [...] and the press [...] against each other.
[...] the annual race, [...] raises money for the Rehab charity which helps people with physical and mental disabilities.

From the BBC, 9 February 2016.


Observe and briefly explain what it is about.

Spot in the recipe: ingredients and utensils.

List all the verbs used to bake pancakes.

Quiz time! Ingredients.

1. What ingredient comes from a cow? .
2. What ingredient comes from a bird? .
3. Name the four white powders needed to bake pancakes.  and .
4. Can you name four ingredients you can put on your pancakes?  and .

My pancakes are sooooo yummy!

My pancakes are sooooo yummy!

Present a pancake recipe

Use Powtoon. Present a pancake recipe for The Great British Bake Off in front of the class.

How far can you go?

A2 I can list ingredients and utensils.
A2+ I can give basic instructions.
B1 I can add special tips and be clear.
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