intermediate b1 level
To provide practice of language used for polite social interaction in the context of a restaurant
To provide product writing practice of a note taking in the context of eating out at a restaurant
Procedure (28-47 minutes)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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