5th grade, Let's make a restaurant
Name of Teacher: Todd Hargrave
Class/Grade/Language Level: ES 5th grade
Textbook and specific lesson: Final lesson for Hi Friends 1, lesson 6
Goal: To combine previously learned phrases and have students think of related words.
Preparation: 5 minutes
Class time: 1-2 periods
Have students form groups of at least three students for a variety of shops they will create.
- For example:
- Greengrocer (Fruits)
- Pet Shop
- Sports Shop
- Clothing Shop
For 10-15 minutes, have students draw up cards for items to be sold at their shop, they are free to write the English pronunciation of the item on the card itself.
Next they will get ready to present, each student will play either the store worker or the customer.
- They must use:
What do you want? (I want) ~please. Here you are. Thank you! You’re welcome!
Last but not least, the customers should each give their impression of the item(s) they buy. Help them think of these. For example:
- Fruits: sweet, fresh, sour, bitter
- Food: yummy, So good!, spicy, juicy, I’m lovin’ it.
- Pets: cute, small, strong, sleepy, hungry
- Sports: strong, fast, home run, hole-in-one, goal
- Clothes: pretty, beautiful, cool, cute, sexy
(Students are free to write katakana scripts for their parts, it’s better than someone having to whisper it to them.)
Finally, students present their store, switching off as workers and customers as necessary. Give high fives for good smiles, gestures, etc.