Benjamin Booth Benjamin Booth

Intermediate level


In this lesson students will improve their fluency skills through speaking. Ss will conduct speaking, matching and role-playing exercises for them to be more comfortable going to a restaurant, ordering food, and paying for the check.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation and a discussion in the context of restaurants.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary in the context of ordering food in a restaurant.


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

-T will introduce the topic for the lesson. - T will read questions to the group and elicit responses from Ss. For example: 1. What kind of restaurants do you like? 2. What makes a restaurant bad? 3. What's the best thing about eating out? 4. What do you order at the restaurant? - T will have the students discuss their answers in breakout groups (3 min). - T will have the students give him the answers. - T will put answers in the document on Jamboard. - T will conduct OCFB

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through speaking

- T will have students read their answers. - T will write the answers on the jamboard. - T will conduct OCFB.

Content Preparation (3-5 minutes) • To give exposure to the correct use of vocabulary and language.

- T will have ss choose the noun, verb, and adjectives with each other in the group. - T will give an example. - T will place the words in the correct category and give OCFB for improperly selected words.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

- T will prepare students for the upcoming task, by having ss play a matching game. - T will have students match the waiters question and the guests answer with a line diagram. - T will have students discuss the questions and answers in a open forum and T will tell them when the step is correct or incorrect. - T will conduct OCFB.

Productive Task(s) (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- T will prepare ss for the role-playing exercise by having the ss give their responses to the waiter's questions. - T will read questions and give an example. - T will make sure the ss understand the exercise, by demonstrating role-playing with the ss, and giving guidance as needed. - T will send the ss to breakout rooms (10 min). - Ss will role-play in the breakout rooms. - T will conduct OCFB.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- T will conduct feedback after listening to students after the breakout rooms. - 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.

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