Fatemeh Javedanmehr Fatemeh Javedanmehr

TP5. Restaurants
intermediate level


In this lesson, students listen to an interview with a British chef who has a passion for food and cooking. They will do some listening tasks and then there is a speaking task in which students personalize the topic.


Main Aims

  • to give students practice in listening for gist and details in the context of food and restaurants

Subsidiary Aims

  • to give students semi-controlled speaking practice for fluency in the context of food and restaurants
  • to provide students practice in reading for specific information in the context of food and restaurants
  • to present students some vocabulary in the context of food and restaurants


Lead-in / warmer (5-6 minutes) • to set the lesson context and engage students in the topic

1. Students do a matching task to get the difference between food and dish. 2. Students receive a handout ( a questionnaire titled restaurants). 3. Students work in pairs, interview each other. 4. Feedback (whole class)

Presentation - Matching task (4-5 minutes) • to present students some vocabulary extracted from reading and listenig text

1. Students view a list of words and a list of definitions in two columns on the board. 2. Students work in small groups, match the words and their definitions. 3. Answer key on board

Reading task (6-7 minutes) • to read for specific information (scan)

1. Students see a picture of Steve on the board, they make some guesses about his nationality, job,... 2. Then they see a list of questions on the board about Steve. 3. Students get a short reading text. 4. Students read and answer individually. ( in 3 mins) 5. Students check their answers with the person next to them. 6. Students get nominated to answer the questions by the teacher.

Listening task 1 (5-6 minutes) • to listen for the gist ( to get the general understanding)

1. Students receive a set of pictures. 2. In pairs students listen and number the photos in the order they hear. ( twice if most of the students couldn't do the task) If the pictures on the paper copy are not clear, teacher present the pictures on the board. 3. Class check

Listening task 2 (13-14 minutes) • to listen for the details

1. Students in pairs or small groups listen again and take notes of the reasons Steve mentioned for each of the items in the pictures of the previous task (if needed students can listen more times) 2. Students check and (correct) their answers walking around the class looking at the answer sheets on the wall. 3. After they checked, teacher nominates each pair to give one of the answers. (If the tasks took long, in this stage they just get the answer key)

post-listening activity (8-9 minutes) • to provide students speaking practice in the context of food and restaurants

1. To set pairs, students each pick a slip of paper with the name of a food on. They pair up with the classmate with the same food. 3. Students get a handout containing four questions. 2. Students in pairs ask and answer the questions. 4. If there is time, students can ask follow-up questions. 5. Students change pairs. 6. Students report about their first partner to the second one. (7. If there is time left, students ask their second partner the questions, as well.)

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