Lesson 14 – Menu, please

Warm Up

1. Do any students or your friends vegetarian, or if you know any vegetarians? Do they eat any kinds of meat? Do they eat fish?
2. Do your friends are allergic to any food?
3. Do your friends can not eat or drink anything because of their religion? You could mention that Jews and Muslims, for example, do not eat pork, or that Hindus do not eat beef.

Main activity


  1. Read the menu without dictionaries and write any words you do not know.
    When you have finished, talk with their neighbours and explain other’s underlined words if you can.
  2. Do you have any words still do not know? and invite other students to explain before you give the mearings yourself.
  3. You are going to hear six different people choosing from the menu, and they must match the speakers with the characters listed in the question.
  4. Read the descriptions and play the recording twice.


  1. Make a group.
  2. You are customers in the restaurant, but you must pretend that you are one of the characters from the list in question
  3. You must not tell your partner which character you are. You must talk together about the menu and decide what to order. You should suggest dishes to each other and offer to share dishes. You must guess their partner’s character after you decide what to order.
  4. When talking, you can go around pretending to be a waiter/waitress, making recommendations about the dishes on the menu.

Follow up

In pairs, you write down three new meals, each with a starter, main course, side dish, dessert, and drink, using the menu or your own ideas for dishes. Each meal must be impossible for one of the characters to eat. Then exchange notes with your friends and decide which characters can not eat which meal.

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