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Unread Mar 11th, 2008, 03:44 pm
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Default Find Your Customer- Food + Containers + Polite request

Hi everyone,

It has been along time since I shared an activity with you. Here is a recent one which I've just used this week.

Activity Title:

Find Your Custormer

Focus Skill:

Speaking + Reading

Target Language:

- Making a polite request: would you like a (quantifier/container) of (food item)?
- Accepting and rejecting polite requests: - yes, please. || No, thank you.

Interaction Pattern:

- Whole class: Students move around looking for their match.

Resources:

- 13 picture cards.
- 13 menu cards.

Teacher's Instruction.

- Tell students that you are going to play a restaurant game. Some students are going to be waiters/waitresses and some would be the customers.

- Demonstrates the activity with three students:
1. Seats two of them on chairs and give them menus.
2. Ask them to read their menus aloud for the list of the class.
3. Show your card to the rest of the class to see that you have pictures.
4. Start off by making a polite request to the one who hasn't the match menu.
5. Encourage the student to give you a propper answer (No, thank you.)
6. Then you move to the other students and make the same request.
7. Encourage the remainging waiter/waiterss to make a polite request.
8. You may ask children to stay back in their seats when they find their partners. Just to know who's still playing and who's finished.

Activity's picture:

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Default Re: Find Your Customer- Food + Containers + Polite request

really great game...unfortunately, I've never heard of a "glass of watermelon." And I'm assuming a can of cheese is a bit rare in most parts of the world....otherwise a great effort!
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really great game...unfortunately, I've never heard of a "glass of watermelon." And I'm assuming a can of cheese is a bit rare in most parts of the world....otherwise a great effort!
Hi chrismerrell

Thank you very much for the comment.. I shall revise the activity and make sure to change it in future.

My initial attempt was to use food items that has long names which needs extra effort from students with spelling.

Again thank you very much.

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Default Re: Find Your Customer- Food + Containers + Polite request

Thanks for th great job



What I understood, that some students will be the waitress. The waitress should carry the menu but what about the picture cards
how I am going to use them with the class can you clarify me this point in details??


please ansewr me ASAP
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Thanks for th great job



What I understood, that some students will be the waitress. The waitress should carry the menu but what about the picture cards
how I am going to use them with the class can you clarify me this point in details??


please ansewr me ASAP

Hi u2124707,

I depended on the idea that waiter serves food. That's why I gave them the food to serve it to their customers. Let me admit that I misused the word. It suppose to be orders instead of menus.

You can imagine the situation as customers having their own copy of their orders. And the waiters have lost theirs and now they have to ask each customer if she/he would like the food they carry.

This isn't an authintic situation, but it has an artifitial need for each student to use the language being taught to them; and it is suitable for the limited time I have.

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If you would like to make it more authentic:

1- Have a basket full of food and drinks cards. [Dublicate cards to match the number of students ]

2- Create a menu that has a list of all the food and drinks you have in the basket.

3- Now waiters hand menus to the customers.

4- Customers choose their food.

5- The waiters write down the order.

6- The waitress go to the basket to get the respective cards and go back to serve it.

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Where did you get those pictures? They are very nice.
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Where did you get those pictures? They are very nice.
Hi,

Thanks for leaving a post. Those pictures are mainly from microsoft clip art and I editted some of them to serve the purpose.

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it's so useful for the poor teacher like me.
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Default Re: Find Your Customer- Food + Containers + Polite request

great activity! another option using the handouts would be to give each student a set of images and a set of words. Then you could get them to do a mingle activity where they try to find their match - either offers or requests. Thank you!
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I like this activity, it helps for our students to develop comunication...
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