Mai Mai

Ordering a meal,vocabulary
Elementary level


In this lesson students learn vocabulary about ordering meals to be able to use them and to practice them in speaking for fluency.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will have practiced the meaning, pronunciation and form of the vocabulary in the context of ordering a meal in a restaurant.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking using the vocabulary of the lesson to be able to order meals in a restaurant.


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

I will show ss pictures of some popular restaurants and ask them some questions about the pictures , and then I will ask them to discuss those questions in pairs: -Do you like to eat out? -What is your favorite restaurant? -Do you think restaurants are expensive? -What kind of restaurants do you prefer , fast food restaurants, classic restaurants ? Why?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language

Ex1: I will demonstrate the exercise with ss and give one example,I will play the audio and ss will fill in the gaps , I will monitor closely then ss will check their answers in pair and then I will give them the answer sheet.

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

I'm going to use pictures ,CCQs and miming to check knowledge. I will focus on the meaning through CCQs and pictures., also the pronunciation through highlighting the stress and drilling with the ss . and focus on the form and the clarify any confusion.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will give ss some cards that have some vocabulary related to restaurants and ordering meals and they will work in groups , each student will have some cards and he/she should describe the word without saying it and the other ss should guess what is the word. I will demonstrate an example and ask them to start o their own. I will monitor closely and check for feedback.

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

I will ask ss to do a role-play and act if they are customers in the restaurant ordering a meal from the waiter. I will demonstrate the role-play. Give SS some material to help them in the role-play. I will monitor ss closely and write any mistakes I will ask them to change roles. I will give them the feedback and correct the errors.

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