Anna Parandey Anna Parandey

Lesson #8 CELTA Course. Functional language
Pre-Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used to order food, solve problems and ask for bills at restaurants

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening and listening for details practice using three conversations that take place in a restaurant or a cafe
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a role-play in the context of restaurant


Warmer (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context, engage and regroup students

T gives Ss small papers with words 'waiter', 'bill', 'reservation', 'order' Ss have to mingle and explain the word they have in order to find their team mates (groups of 3)

Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in the topic prior to listening to the dialogs

T puts 4 pictures on the WB. T asks students to work in groups of three and describe similarities and differences between them. Useful language: fast food, self-service buffet, tray, flight attendant (stewardess) Useful phrases: It looks like a... ; In this picture they're... This one looks most comfortable/interesting/expensive After the students have discussed the pictures there is a WC feedback (Do you go to similar places? Which photo do you like the best?) After the students share the ideas, T elicits the 'eating out' phrase.

Gist listening (3-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ss listen to three conversations; match each one to a photo. There's one photo that Ss will not need. L. 1.23-1.25 Work individually, then check in groups, then WC feedback

Main listening (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ss listen to the conversations once again, then answer the questions to each of the them. C1: Who is this reservation for? Who is ready to order? Man or woman? C2: What is the problem with the food? What size drink does the man have? C3: Does the woman have anything else to drink? Where does she have to pay?

Clarification (7-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the TL

T gives HO with sentences; the words are in the wrong order. Ss must put the words in correct order. After that they check their answers within their group, then check with the WC. T has written correct sentences on the other side of the WB beforehand. T turns the WB. Draws attention to the intonation. Drill intonation! Ss after that choose sentences that belong to customer. WC checking.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the TL

Ss work in groups of three. A and B are customers, C is a waiter. T gives Ss menus. Ss have to role-play a conversation in a restaurant. If time allows, SS repeat the task, with another partner. Error correction in the end.

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