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TP 7 Orderding in a restaurant
Beginner level


This lesson shortly reviews lexical of food and drink and recycles 'would like' in the context of ordering food in a restaurant. The students will start with a menu from a restaurant and put words into some categories like starters, mains etc. As the main aim, the students will listen to a track where two people order meal at the Cafe Fresco. In the freer practice, the students will roleplay as if they are at a cafe.


Abc HO 3
Abc Power point phrases for drill
Abc Pre-teaching Vocab
Abc HO 2 transcription
Abc HO 1 cafe menu

Main Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about Food, restaurant and cafe in the context of ordering

Subsidiary Aims

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


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Lead in with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKU5mF585fc. A short video ad of a restaurant/cafe. The teacher will elicit some of the words like café, restaurant, food and certain meals in the video. Write some of the food on the WB and ask class whether they like them. And whether they would like some of them

Pre-listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-HO vocab sheet. Give students a minute individually then PW- WC FB Elicit some words and show with gestures Handout 1 to the students. -Give students time to read through the menu and ellicit some words for the dishes. - Tell students to work individually to write food/dishes on the menus then work in PW to look at their answers. Show the AK for menu on PP as well and drill the difficult pronunciations. -Ask students what they like or what they don't like. Take one or two and tell them to ask each other and write down what their partner likes. (this way review on third person -s he/she likes) - my partner likes (in PW) T posts pictures of people from the listening and elicit their names and nationalities. Ss discuss in groups of three what kind of food they will order. Feedback: Elicit a few ideas from students.

Listening for gist (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Ss listen to the recording and check their predictions from previous stage. Fb: check in pairs and WC elicit answers.

Listening for detail (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Handout 2 (transcription) and listen again, answer question in handout (naming the speakers). FB: check in groups of three, followed by WCFB

Post-Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Get students to practice the conversation in groups of 2 (HO). Monitor during practice take notes and drill key sections of the conversations for pronunciation and connected speech (power point).

Freer practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide ss with an oppurtunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned.

Roleplay Semi controlled practice: in groups of three. One waiter and two people who will order food at a restaurant give color roles. HO 3, give students time to fill gaps in their groups and their roles - look at your menus. Make them rehearse their roles. Get students to act out the conversation Freer practice: This time perfome roleplay without notes

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