no ordinary place to eat
Pre-intermediate level


This lesson, SS who have been being taught a lot of words related to eating and drinking habits will take the next step and practice some productive skills after having done reading for detail.


Abc Reading text A
Abc Reading text B
Abc Reading text C
Abc Questions - Projection
Abc Listening track

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice in the context of interesting places to eat

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about personal preferences in the context of food and travel


Warmer/Lead-in/Pre-teach vocabulary (10-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-T leads in. -T gives each student a card with a number, tells them to keep it for later. -T projects pictures some of the vocabulary delivered/practiced in the previous lesson to improve motivation. Showing pictures on WB T asks; - Do you remember this? (carrots) -What about this? (cereal) Which one is better? Cereal or carrots? -What is this? / Who likes this? (meat)/(me) Who likes this? (sandwich) Can you make this at home? (yes) Where can I eat this if I don't want to make it myself? (restaurants,ordering online,...) -Okay what about this one? (Sushi) -Can you eat it at home? (maybe, mostly at restaurants) -Have you ever tried this? (kokorec)(yes) -Can we find kokorec here in Turkey? (yes) Points at a meal of hamburger, fries and coke; What are those? (hamburger, fries and coke) Do we have to travel to eat those? Can we find those here in Turkey? ( no, we can find them here) Where can we eat sushi abroad? (Japan) Would you like to travel to Japan to eat Sushi? Probably there are amazing restaurants. Interesting places in Japan. What about other countries? Have you ever visited different, unusual places to eat?(yes) T asks SS where they have visited recently and what they ate. T tells SS that he has found some interesting places to eat. T projects Restaurant A on WB. T elicits. What do you see? Where do you think this place is? (abroad) Is this in Turkey? (no) What are those poeple doing? (eating) Are they on the ground? (no) Where are they? (in the air) How they are in the air? ( diners hang from a crane) -on the spot drawing if crane can't be elicited. What if I need to use the bathroom? ( there isn't a loo) / Is it exciting or boring? (exciting) should we go there if we want excitement? (yes) Excellent. T projects restaurant B on WB. What do you see? (water, fish, sea, chairs, tables, glasses, carpet, ..) What do you think this place is? (restaurant) Where do you think it is? (5m under the sea) Do you think it is dangerous? (yes/no) Do you think it is scary? If yes, why? ( because they eat face-to-face with sharks!) Do you want to do that? (yes/no) me,too. - T projects restaurant C. where is this place? (a restaurant, cafe, ..) who are those people? are they a family? (yes) what are doing? (waiting) but who is taking the orders? (no waiters) but then, who brings the food to them? (food lands from above) if there isn't anyone, who are we paying? (eat now, pay later) How is that possible? Are you curious? (yes) We will find out soon but first, tell each other what you think. What's unusual about these places? -SS discuss in pairs.

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T first projects questions on WB. do ex 3 T lets students to read the questions and then HO is handed away. SS will be given five minutes to read the text and answer the questions. 1 Where is the restaurant? 2 In what way is it unusual? 3 When did it open? 4 What's on the menu? Is it good? 5 How expensive is it? 6 Are there any problems? -do ex 4 SS will partially swap groups before they discuss and compare so that there will have still left one more restaurant they haven't read about, yet. One of the trainees may be of service as the groups are being made.

While-Reading #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed task

T asks SS; Who didn't read ''Dinner in the sky'' ? (raise hands) SS who have read it give it to those who hasn't. Who didn't read ''Ithaa Undersea Restaurant'' ? (raise hands) SS who have read it give it to those who hasn't. Who didn't read '' Bagger's Restaurant'' ? (raise hands) SS who have read it give it to those who hasn't. SS will do scanning to learn about the third restaurant. They will be given 4 minute for it. T asks the questions to have some feedback. T tells SS answer the questions about the text they have in their hands. -ICQ T will use restaurant's name for each question, one by one for each restaurant.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Do ex 5 if you have time.

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