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Vocabulary (at a restaurant)
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn how to use practical English to order food.


Abc Handouts, powerpoint, pictures, postcard template, projector, white board, sheets of paper.

Main Aims

  • To provide students with vocabulary related to restaurants.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accurate speaking practice in a conversation in the context of restaurant
  • Listening for specific information to complete a dialogue between two people at a restaurant.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students and establish a good learning atmosphere

- The teacher uses photos in the lead-in to set the context. Different types of restaurants are shown. The purpose of this is to expose SS to various types cuisines that will be presented in the menus for the free practice exercise.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for vocabulary through word matching and a menu

- Pictures of different meals have to be matched with their definitions. The teacher distributes sets of words for each pair. - Answer key (PPT) - The teacher elicits, checks meaning and drills pronunciation than writes the words on the board. - Give students time to complete the menu - Cover the menu and ask what can they remember from it.

Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for more meaningful practice through listening to a real life situation.

- The teacher will tell to the students that they're going to listen for a specific information: * 1st listening: What you HEAR phrases * 2nd listening: What you SAY phrases This exercise will serve as a model for their later practice ordering a meal. Normally, there will be no problems dealing with new vocab since it has been introduced previously. J ust in case, ther will be still enquiries about some meals, the teacher goes back to clarify meaning using photos.

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • Students have more freedom practicing the use of the target vocabulary

- The teacher distributes menus of different restaurants. - Tell the students to choose who's going to be the waiter and who's the customer. - Give Ss time to go through the menu and think of choices for starters, desserts and main courses - Monitor - Let them talk without interupting and take note of some language clarification needs. - Give Ss enough time to practice speaking because it's one of the sub-aims of this lesson.

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • Delayed error correction

- Notes from their speaking practice

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