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TP 5 - Vocab (Functional Language)
A2 level


In this lesson students get to practice the functional language of buying food, in the context of a Fast Food


Abc Menu
Abc Dialogue
Abc FC for George (hungry)
Abc FC for waitress
Abc FC for Burger Queen
Abc FC for the unknown vocab

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for ordering food in the context of a fast food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a dialogue in the context of a fast food


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context (fast food) and engage students

Place the picture of Burger Queen :-), our new Fast Food - Do you like eating here? :-) What today's topic/subject would be? Elicit from them - FOOD Place the FC: spaghetti bolognese, chips, apple pie, chicken salad, milk shake Give the menu to the students. Ask the students to find the pictures with the menu and to match them. Check in pairs the matching. Elicit from them the names, drill and write them on the WB.

Pre-Listening (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Put George's FC on the board. He's my friend, his name is George. And he's very hungry. Now listen to George. He's ordering food. Tick what he's ordering, on your menu. ICQ - do you write or listen? - wait for their answer. LISTEN and TICK () Play the text. Monitor from far. Students tick the order. If necessary play the listening again. Now check with your peer what George ordered. Feedback as a class for George's meal.

While-Listening #1 (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with specific information listening tasks (based on what they remember)

Give the dialogues to each student. Elicit WAITRESS from them. Is it a man or a woman? What does she/he do? TAKES YOUR ORDER / SERVES YOU / GIVES YOU THE FOOD. Fill in the gaps with what you listened before. T IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER, WE LISTEN AGAIN, DON'T WORRY SIT DOWN, DON'T CORRECT, JUST MONITOR THEM. See how is going: if they cannot fill in, play the listening once more, or more (THIS IS THE MAIN TASK, DON'T PANIC, JUST PLAY IT)

While-Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks (2nd listening)

Task is Students fill in the dialogue, the check and complete the missing parts of the dialog (after they wrote what they remembered from the first listening). Play the listening again, complete the dialog Check in pairs your answers. Feedback: who volunteers for the dialog? I need George and the waitress. 2 students are coming in front and they read the dialog to the class. Functional Language analyze: Form: Can + S (1st sg) + Have + object only the 1st sg (I) is used in this context, because you request something for yourself. Here + S (2nd sg) + vb (BE in present simple) Here you are Only 2nd singular, because the waitress attentions you that your food is ready, something like an invitation to take it. Here they/he/she are - meaning that those people are just coming in. Meaning: Can I have ....- used for requesting something Anything else - used to ask if somebody wants something else to order Here you are - in the moment the food is given to the client: Please take it, it's your order Showing the picture of chips. Ask the sts to ask how they request it. 'Can I have some chips, please' Asking CCQ: Who's telling this: 'Can i have a coke?' - George or Waitress? - GEORGE (he requests the coke) 'Anything else?' - George or Waitress? - WAITRESS (asking the client if wants anything more) Pronunciation: Can I have? - pronounced in one compressed sentence - not one by one: can .... i .... have.... Here you are - again a compressed sentence Drill these ones while using them. CHUNK LANGUAGE to be used: - yes, please - can i have ......., please? - anything else? - anything to .......? - yes, a........., please - is ........... everything? - yes, thank you. - that's ........ TL - here you are - thank you

Post-Listening (11-13 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to practice the functional language and to improve their speaking skills

MODEL I am George and Feyza is the waitress. The waitress READS the text and George replies from the memory (DON'T READ, TRY TO REMEMBER). Now, work with your partner: - 1st - Waitress reads, George replies free. - 2nd - switch: Waitress speaks free, George reads. - 3rd - both of you speak free, DON'T READ PRACTICE AGAIN AND AGAIN :-)

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