Functional language - Requests and Offers
Elementary (A1 - A2) level
To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for making requests and offers in the context of ordering a meal in the restaurant
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of ordering a meal in the restaurant
Procedure (30-44 minutes)
The Ss see a picture of a couple ordering food in a restaurant. Then the teacher points at the waiter and the customers to elicit 'waiter' and 'customer'. After that, everyone gets involved and describes what they can see. Then the T asks what each one does in a restaurant to elicit/pre-teach some words such as 'offer' , and 'request'.
The Ss complete a conversation about ordering a the meal of the couple in the picture with four questions. The T demos to make sure everyone has understood ICQs are used to clarify the task: Are you doing alone or in a group? Should you write the questions in the gaps or put numbers? This is done in group. Then they listen and check their answers.
In order to do this, the T explains the form and concept of the language and the intonation using a slideshow.
The Ss watch a slide show to learn the form and phonology of the structures 'Would you like...', ' I'd like...', and 'Can I have,....". Phonology is introduced and drilled.
Students complete some gap-fill sentences and questions in pairs. Then they check their answers, which can be found on the other side of the piece of paper.
Each Ss pick a piece of paper in a cup on which it 's written either waiter, Paul, or Clare. Then they form groups of three to practice and role-play the conversation in 6a. They do it three times and change roles. The T demonstrates by choosing two of the best students to demo with for clarification.
Then the Ss are given a real restaurant menu. This time two people are customers in each group and one person is the waiter. They choose their favorite food and request it while the waiter makes offers. The T demonstrates for clarification.