Amy Jane Walker Amy Jane Walker

eating out
intermediate b1 level


this is a functional language lesson on polite ways to conduct yourself at a restaurant and will be handled through mostly groupwork and peer correction


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for polite social interaction in the context of a restaurant

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a note taking in the context of eating out at a restaurant


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

ask the students to discuss in pairs the last time that they went to a restaurant. tell the class that i will want the partner to give me feedback at the end. ICQ this.

Exposure (3-7 minutes) • To provide exposure to text required for peer guided study on functional language for etiquette

give the three strongest students the dialogue to perform in front of the class, ask the rest of the class what they notice/think about the role-play, elicit that it is rude, ask for the class as a whole to talk to their partners about how they could make it more polite. collect feedback.

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

to get the students to work in groups recreating the dialogue so that it is more polite and socially acceptable, allowing them to add their own section where something funny/embarrasing/terrible happens.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

allow the groups to present their role-plays for the class, take note of errors that they make to write up on the board afterwards for peers to correct.

anecdote (7-10 minutes) • for the students to practice note taking in the context of restaurant

point of the questions on page 103, tell the students to answer these questions as quickly as possible but to write down the answers in as few words as possible, not full sentences, provide a personal example of this. then get them to share these answers verbally with a partner while they take down notes, get partner to share the story with the class afterwards using these notes

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