Ordering food è una funzione linguistica molto importante: riconoscere e saper ordinare del cibo è di vitale importanza in molte circostanze soprattutto se, trovandoci fuori dai confini italiani, vogliamo gustare le specialità locali e comprenderne la valenza culturale.
Consiglio sempre di non cercare i nostri piatti in un Paese diverso dall’Italia sia perché ci deluderebbe, sia perché perderemmo uno degli aspetti culturali di maggiore rilievo del nostro viaggio.
|At the restaurant|
|Introducing the topic||Explain what the students are going to learn, what they will be asked to do and how the final task will be evaluated.|
1. How often do you eat in a restaurant?
2. Where do you usually go?
3. Who do you usually go with?
4. What is your favourite food?
5. Do you like to try new food and drinks?
|Waiter: Good evening. Can I help you?
Bob: Good evening. A table for two, please.
Waiter: Here you are. And here are the menus. I’ll be back in a minute to take your order.
Bob: Well, Lucy, do you want a starter?
Lucy: I’m not very hungry, so I think I’ll just have a salad.
Waiter: Are you ready to order?
Bob: Yes. I’ll have the the baked trout for my main course.
Lucy: And I would like the Greek salad.
Waiter: What can I get you to drink?
Lucy: I think we’d both just like water.
Waiter: Sparkling? Or still?
Bob: I want sparkling, please.
Lucy: I’ll have still water. Thank you.
Waiter: Very good. I’ll be back in a minute with your drinks.
After a while
Waiter: Was everything all right?
Lucy: Well, the salad was really fresh, and the dressing was tasty.
Bob: The baked trout was OK, but a little overdone.
Waiter: Would you like a dessert?
Bob: No, thank you. Can we have the bill please?
Waiter: Of course. Will that be cash or credit card?
Bob: Cash. Here you are.
|Map of words and useful sentences||Flashcards per la revisione di vocaboli|
|Group/Pair work||Speaking activity|
|Simulation and feedback|