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Elementary level


In this lesson the students will learn how to ask questions with 'would you like......?' and develop listening skills of daily questions and lexis of food and drink in the context of conversations at a restaurant. They will review their skills of reception and production of requests and offers with Wh- , either/or type question forms in Simple Present.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of in questions with would you like....? in the context of in the context of food and drink

Subsidiary Aims

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


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

Put 5 food pictures on the WB. Put some prices on the left side of the white board. Ask students how much is the pizza to model 'how much?' to check students can say the prices. Tell students that they have the menu they can look at the menu and tell which price is for the food. Ask students to work in pairs and ask each other how much is it. As a feedback ask students to come and put the correct price under the corret food.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Focus students on the photo and use it to pre-teah 'waiter' and 'customer' by using visiuals. Give student the fill in the gap Hand out-1 and ask them to fill in the blanks. Tell students that they are going to listen to this conversation and the questions 1-4 are typical questions a waiter asks in a restaurant. Ask students to check their answers while listening. Use ICQs to make sure students have understood what they are doing. After they check their answers in pairs. Write 'would you' on the board elicit the meaning and highlight the pronuniation of 'would you'

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Elicit 'bill' and then ask students to work in pairs. Ask students to read and complete the conversation using questions 1-4 from the previous activity. Play the recording again. Ask students What Emma and Jack order. Elicit 'would you like to order now' What would you like to order' Would you like red or white wine? Ask students to check their answers from the answer key which is put under their desk.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Elicit 'request' and 'offer'. Elicit when we use 'I'd / We'd like ...... and Can I/we have ...? Ask students is it a request? or an offer? it is a request. Eliit that 'Would you like?' is an offer. Use the examples from 8a to show students that we use a noun after Can I/ we have....? or we use a noun or infinitive with 'to' after Would you like ....? and 'we would like .....' Cut these sentences and put them randomly on the board ask students to work in pairs to make two sentences. then ask students to come to the WB and put the words in orrect order. Drill the sentences. check students understand the difference between 'I like' and 'I'd like' Tell students that I'd like means 'want' but want is not polite so we say I'd like.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ask students to work on their own and underline three more requests in the previous activity. Ask students to check their answers in pairs then take a general feedback.

Free practice • To practice the target language

Play the recording again. Write some of the questions and sentenes on the board. Ask students to notice the stress pattern and highlight the high pitch while listening. Ask students to come to the board and show the stress and the rise on 'please'. Drill chorally and individually. Play the recording again and ask students to decide whih is more polite. a) or b) Check answers as a whole class.

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