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Restaurant English: Ordering Food

Restaurant English: Ordering Food
Time: 1 hour Focus: The purpose of this lesson is to give false beginners the skills to order food in a restaurant. This lesson follows a simple format of an introduction and discussion, followed by a role-play activity. Preparation: The teacher will need to print off and photocopy four sheets: restaurant menus, the waiters' activity sheet, the customers' activity sheet, and the role-play prompts. Introduction: Tell the students that they will be ordering food from restaurants today. Usually, the student will say something very basic, "Hamburger." If the student gives a more sophisticated answer, then I write it on the board and then we begin to discuss other ways of ordering food. Discussion: The purpose of the above demonstration is a lesson in pragmatic competence. As a class we briefly discuss ways to order food: I'll have a hamburger, please. Role-play Activity: Now, comes the real focus of the class: a role-play activity to practice ordering food.. Restaurant Cloze Activity Target Language:

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