|Making a Restaurant Menu
In most ESL/EFL text books you will find
short dialogs of people ordering a meal. Let students read and
practice these dialogs a few times using either roleplay or some
other activity that lends itself to the use of dialogs.
After they have had a chance to practice the dialog, ask them what
kind of menu they would have if they owned their own restaurant. After you are convinced
that they have all give some thought to this question, tell them that they are, in fact,
the proud owner of a new restaurant. They must now come up with a menu for their restaurant
before they can actually open for business.
The students must write their own menu which includes entrees,
appetizers, deserts, and drinks. Once they have finished their
menu have them practice the dialog again using items from their
own menu. This can be done as a role play in front of the class
or as a simple dialog drill where the entire class is practicing
at one time. I personally like the role play method.
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