Kadir Yenidogan Kadir Yenidogan

Plan 8 (Newby, M)
B1 level


In this lesson, students learn about ordering food in a restaurant through speaking activity. The lesson starts with discussing if any students are vegetarian or don't eat any type of food. This is followed by some language of suggestion review that might come in useful for learners during their speaking exercises. Finally, there is a fluency required activity where students test their speaking abilities based on what is taught during the lesson.


Abc Key for useful language

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of ordering food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review about language of suggestion in the context of ordering food


Lead in (3-4 minutes) • to activate Ss' existing knowledge of ordering food in a restaurant and to generate interest in that area.

-Ss, having been introduced to the context of weekend activities, T elicits the idea of ordering in a restaurant as one the weekend activity people do. -T asks Ss about their favorite food. -T asks Ss if they eat or don't eat some type of food because of their beliefs or diets.

Preparing to speak (6-8 minutes) • to generate an idea to speak about ordering in a restaurant, and to provide an opportunity to organize Ss' ideas logically, and also to provide them with a model of the task

-T tells Ss that they are about to do a role-play; therefore, they will need to create their own menus for each group. (key words for food will be given, if needed) -T lets Ss know that everybody is going to get to become waiters/waitresses, and the customers. -T demonstrates one sample for that role-play, so Ss have an idea about how it's going to be played.

Useful Language (3-6 minutes) • to provide and clarify language which Ss may find useful for completing the speaking task

-T quickly reviews about the language of suggestion to remind Ss what they have learned in the previous lesson. -T ask a CCQ to Ss: "you are in a restaurant. do you want to be polite when ordering, or do you want to be rude?" so now it's up to Ss to use the language of suggestion or not.

Speaking task (20-22 minutes) • for Ss to practice their oral fluency in relation to ordering food in a restaurant

-T puts Ss in groups of 3-4. -T makes sure everyone sits as if they are in a restaurant to create a restaurant ambiance. -T makes sure everyone knows their roles and whose turn it's going to be.(waiters/waitresses, customers) -T starts the role-play. -T monitors and does hot error corrections as the activity goes on.

Feedback and error correction on oral task (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

-Having heard the Ss and taken notes about their performance, T writes errors on the board so everybody can see it. -T provides feedback on the Ss orally. (major or minor mistakes, good stuff they have achieved etc.)

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