The Restaurant Game (ES, and also JHS/SHS)

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ALT: Sam Muller

Class/Grade/Language Level: ES - with Hi, Friends! 1, Lesson 9 "What would you like; also for JHS second years and SHS.

Textbook and specific lesson:

Goal: Practice restaurant dialogue

Preparation: Menus, pictures of food, size doesn't matter.

Class time: 20-40 minutes


This game was placed with Hi, Friends! 1, Lesson 9 “What would you like?”. I have also done this as middle school for the grade 2 students. It could probably be done at SHS too.

Materials: Menus, Pictures of food, size doesn’t matter.

Method: Divide the class into groups of 4 or 5. One group is designated the kitchen and waiters. The other groups are the customers.

One person from the kitchen waiter group goes up to the customer group and asks “What would you like?” The customers order three items each. The waiter has to remember the order, no notes. They go back to the kitchen and recount the order. They gather up the pictures and return the order to the customers. They get one point per correct order. Then groups switch over. Ideally each person should have a chance to be a waiter. At higher levels you can include more complicated grammar.