José González José González

Pre-intermediate level


Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, learners will be able to provide practice of language used for offering and ordering food in the context of a restaurant.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learners will have also been provided with a gist listening practice using a text about ordering and offering in the context of restaurant.
  • Learners will have also been provided with clarification of language used for ordering and offering in the context of a restaurant


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Instructions: Look at the menu and write down your order. T shows a Jamboard to learners and models how students must write down their answers to the question. Students go to the link and work on their own. In OCFB, T mentioned 2-3 orders students would make.

Presentation Through Text (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Instructions: Listen and match the expressions to the speakers. T shows a Jamboard with questions made by two speakers. T shows how students have to listen and drag the questions to match the speakers (Diner or Waiter). Learners work in pairs to work the task. In OCFB, T and learners check the right answers.

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

T gives a link to Google Doc with the TL. Learners select the correct words to answer the questions. This is performed for meaning and form and accuracy. Instructions: Select the correct answer to complete the sentence. Learners discuss their answers in pairs. T conducts OCFB and checks on MPFA (2-3 sentences are checked for pronunciation) CCQs: Do we use the -ing verb form in these questions? No, we use the bare infinitive. Is 'Could' less formal than 'Can'? No. Pronunciation: Would you like to see a dessert menu? Could I have just a coffee, please? Shall we leave a tip?

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Instructions: Complete with COULD, WOULD, and SHALL. T gives a link to learners to work on exercises using the TL. Learners answer individually and check their answers with a partner. T conducts OCFB

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

T shares a Jamboard with a link. Instructions: Roleplay a conversation. One person is a customer, the other one a waiter/waitress. T demos T scaffolds the task by eliciting some useful language to be used to complete the task. T demos the task with one learner. ICQs: Do you have to write or speak? Discuss, and take notes. Learners work in pairs and discuss in breakrooms. Learners switch pairs as many times as possible as time allows.

Feedback (3-5 minutes) • To provide learners with feedback on the completion of the task and language

T conducts OCFB and asks learners to model the conversations as times allows it. T writes on the screen samples of learners’ production and sets a task in pairs for learners to identify the correct and incorrect sentences and correct the latter ones. T conducts OCFB.

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