Perdi Brown Perdi Brown

TP7 Make a menu
Elementary level


In this lesson students will be introduced to food lexis and then be able to use the lexis to write their own menus. Students will work in pairs to complete the food picture crossword. They will write sentences in the correct order, they will then work alone to write their menus using this lexis. Students will share their menus and other students will say if they want to go there.


Main Aims

  • To provide students practice in writing in the context of eating out

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce and review lexis needed to write in the context of eating out


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Draw a target on the board. Ss make paper planes. Ask a question from the listening in the previous lesson, the first student to answer correctly can throw their plane at the target. Keep a score. Chocolate bar to the winner. Reminds students of the previous lesson

Useful vocabulary (9-10 minutes) • To introduce and review useful vocabulary for coming productive tasks

Ss work in pairs to complete the picture crossword using a list of the words in the wrong order. They match the name of the food to the picture and put it into the correct boxes in the crossword. Monitor for help needed. Every other Ss moves round a seat to peer check the answers. Feedback - Students come up to the answer key on the wall to check their answers

Productive Task #1 (13-14 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

In pairs Ss read the sentences and put the words in the right order. Do the first one as a demonstration. Monitor for help needed. Ss come and write the sentences on the board. Does everyone agree? Yes or No

Productive Task #2 (14-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills and vocabulary learnt

Clarify vocabulary not known eg Starter, Main Course. Model and drill. Ss use the vocabulary learnt earlier to write their own menu. Think of a name for your restaurant. What food do you like? Pizza? What do you use to make Pizza = ingredients (CCQ ingredients) Put a price on the menu. Monitor for any extra vocabulary help needed. Ss read their menus to the other students.

Feedback and Error Correction (4-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Would students go to that restaurant? What do Ss think of the menu, the price? Feedback and error correct any pronunciation errors

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