Eating out
A1/2 level


In this lesson, students learn new vocabulary about restaurants, food, and eating out. The lesson begins with a groups' discussion about some of their interests in the same context, such as : How often do they eat out ? what are their favourite restaurants ? Are they cheap or expensive ? the end of the lesson, the students will have known a range of new words aboud food and many correct and full sentences that they can use in restaurants in their daily life.


Abc Gap-fill handout
Abc A match handout
Abc True-or-false handout
Abc correct-information handout

Main Aims

  • To test the students' knowledge about the context of food and restaurants, to provide them with new vocabulary that they will be able to use mainly when eating out, and practive it in groups and sentences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students must be able to remember detailed and specific information after listening to a conversation between two fiends who are arranging to eat out, in order to be able to do a few exercises such as true or false sentences or choosing the correct answer.


Test #1 (5-7 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

The students will be engaged-without knowing- in the context of the lesson. They will look at a picture to elicit a set of vocabulary themselves. Then they will be discussing in pairs a few questions that will lead to further activities. The questions will mainly be about their favourite restaurants, if they eat out very often, what sort of food they have there, and if it's cheap or expensive. The students will be sharing their interests and practicing the language.

Teach (15-18 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

The students will listen to a voice note left by a friend to his other friend. They will be given 3 options in each sentence and they will be required to choose the correct information in the handouts. After that, the students will peer-check, then they will listen to the conversation between the two friends and decide if the sentences in the second handout are true or false and peer-check again. This exercise will be followed by a pair work, in which the students will be required to match the right pictures with the right descriptions of them in the menu. The students will drill most of the new vocabulary, especially words that they might have issues with like : chicken, burger, etc...

Test #2 (7-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

In this stage of the lesson, the students will choose one another to see if they remember what are the pictures in the menu, they will also use the expression of "how much..?" to ask about the prices of food. Then they will be given a gap-fill exercise in pairs, in which they will have to fill in the gaps with the rights words. Then they will hear the recording related to the exercise, and check if their answers are correct.

Free practice (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

At the end of the lesson, the students will be given a few sentences that are usually used between customers and waiters in resaturants. They will be divided into pairs. One will be the waiter and the other will be the customer. They will be given time to practive the activity in pairs, then perform it in front of the classroom.

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