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Ordering Food&Drink
Elementary, A1 level


In this lesson, students will practice ordering food and drink at a café. They will concentrate on phrases used by the waiter and the customer in the target language.


Abc Video
Abc Gap-fill Handout
Abc Handout
Abc Starbucks Cup
Abc Video
Abc Starbucks Menu

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for ordering in the context of food and drink

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a ordering in the context of food and drink


Stage 1 (1-2 minutes) • To arouse curiosity and familiarity

Greeting ss, holding up my Starbucks cup to start a warm-up conversation. -Do you know this? (Showing the logo on the cup) -Have you ever been there?

Stage 2 (5-0 minutes) • To get students answering the questions about the video

Showing the video. ICQ: -Watch the video, try to remember how many people there are, where they are, what they are doing. CCQ for the 1st watching: -Are there 2 people or 3 people? Are there any customers? -Are there at school or in a coffee shop? -Is the customer singing or ordering? -What does the first customer order? How much does it cost? -What does the second customer order? How much does it cost? There could be more questions about the manner of the cashier and the customers. -Is it ok to treat customers like the cashier girl does? Why is your answer yes or no?

Stage 3 (5-10 minutes) • To make the students remember the words they heard in the previous video with a gap-fill activity

Passing handouts around about ordering. ICQ: -Look at the handouts. There are gaps in the sentences. Use one word to complete them. Peer-check after they finish. Group check.

Stage 4 (5-10 minutes) • Matching

Ss work in pair&match the statements with phrases on the gap-fill handout. ICQ: Work in pairs & match these statements with phrases on the gap-fill handout. CCQs: -What does the customer say? What does the waiter/cashier say? -Would you like a cappucino? (Who says that?)

Stage 4 (5-10 minutes) • Drilling

Drilling activity about the key phrases: ICQ: -Watch the video then repeat. Key phrases on the handout: -Hello, I'd like a coffee please. -Would you like a capuccino?....

Practice (10-15 minutes) • To get students use the key phrases they use.

Handing out the Starbucks menus. Pair work. Asking the students to practice with menus. ICQ: -One of the students is the customer the other one is the cashier. You use key phrases and the Starbucks menu to make your own dialogue.

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