This restaurant role play is how I teach beginner students to order at a restaurant. The goal of the lesson is to get them to do a role play of being at a restaurant, so the focus of the lesson is as communicative as possible. In addition, I have an intermediate/advanced level restaurant lesson that you can check out.
Restaurant roleplays are a great way to teach students survival skills. They also provide a basic customer service dialogue that they can modify. And I like how they absorb more complex grammar such as “would” without having to parse it just yet.
This full lesson plan helps ESL false beginners and low-level students practice ordering at a restaurant. The lesson includes:
- complete teacher notes
- a warm-up
- an exercise that elicits key language
- an exercise to write a sample dialogue
- work with some target vocabulary and grammar
- materials for a role play including sample menus and a sample dialogue for students to follow.
- To give students practice ordering in a restaurant
- To practice the structures “I would like” and “May I have”
- To promote fluency and automaticity
This restaurant role play lesson plan has been moved to my Teachers Pay Teachers store. You can purchase and download it there.