Teaching English

Skits for teaching English




Skit 2 - Ordering in a cafe

Instructions to the English teacher

Get the students to alternate roles.

Pre teach:-

  • The difference between waiter and waitress.
  • I would like = I'd like ...
  • The different ways you can have coffee (for ideas and images see the 'How do you take it?' section in lesson 32).
Alternative 1
Student 1 Waiter/waitress Are you ready to order?
Student 2 Customer Yes. I'd like a cup of coffee, please.
Student 1 Waiter/waitress We have cappucino, espresso, filter or instant.
Student 2 Customer A cappucino please.

 

Alternative 2
Student 1 Excuse me. Do you have the time?
Student 2 Yes, it's 5.00.
Student 1 Thank you.
Student 2 You're welcome.

 

Alternative 3
Student 1 Excuse me. Have you got the time?
Student 2 Yes, it's 5.00.
Student 1 Thank you.
Student 2 You're welcome.
Extension -

Bring in some props (a tray, a cup and saucer) get the students to write out a bill to present to the 'customer'.

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