Gonca Nur Ölmez Gonca Nur Ölmez

Teaching practice 5
Elementary level


In this lesson, students listen to a conversation between the waitress and customers. The lesson will start a pair speaking activity. The target language will be included in the listening text. The teacher will focus on request and offer. There will be activities for practice and production.


Abc PPT for lead-in
Abc Dialogue for practice
Abc Gap-fill dialogue
Abc Table with pictures
Abc PPT for MFP
Abc Menu

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for making requests and offers in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

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


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

Start the lesson by talking about food to make a connection with the last lesson. Show a photo of the Sun Cafe. Then, show a photo of the people in the listening text. Show the questions prepared for pair discussion. Ask the students to talk about the questions in pairs. While talking about the questions as a whole class, focus on these words: "customer", "waitress" and "order".

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Tell the students that they are going to offer food, and we will listen to their conversation with the waitress. Show the handout with pictures to the students and ask the students to find what people in the listening text order and put a tick. Ask them to check their answers in pairs, and check the answers as a whole class. Then, show the conversation handout and ask the students to read it and fill in the blanks with the questions in the box alone. Ask them to listen and check their answers.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ask some questions to elicit the model sentences. "Who gives the order?" "Who takes the order?" "Does she want to give something or does she want something?" Try to clarify the meaning by asking these questions. Then, focus on the model sentences and elicit the form. Lastly, focus on pronunciation via the sentences used for the form. "Would you", "would = 'd" ,and sentence stress.

Controlled practice (3-5 minutes) • to clarify how to make a sentence or question and prepare them for dialog practice

Divide the students into pairs. Give jumbled cards to each pair and ask them to stand up and stick the cards on the board. When they finish, look at the board together, and correct the mistakes with the students.

Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Divide the students into groups of three. Give a role to each student: Paul, Clare and the waitress. Show the conversation on the board. Ask the students to practise the dialogue. Change their roles and ask them to practise again. Optional Show the dialogue which has some blank parts this time. Ask the students to remember the blanks and practise the dialogue again.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Tell them that they are at the Cafe Redd. Show the menu prepared for this activity to the students. Divide the students into groups of three. Give a role to each student. Show the example dialogue on the board, as well. Ask them to look at the menu and speak like the people do in the dialogue. Take some notes while they are speaking for delayed feedback.

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