- Food & Drink
- flashcards : At the Restaurant - Fast Food and Sandwiches
(aussi en ESPAGNOL)
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- See Videos
- Why the diner is the ultimate symbol of America
"With its chrome counter and cherry pie, the diner is an icon of American culture.
What's the global appeal of this humble eatery, asks the BBC's Stephen Smith..."
+ Five typical diner dishes
America on a plate : The story of the diner
"Whether Edward Hopper's Nighthawks or the infamous encounter between Pacino and de Niro in Heat, these gleaming, gawdy shacks are at the absolute heart of the American vision..."
See DINER (Wikipedia)
- A sucker table
"Every restaurant has a sucker table. It is the worst table in the house, the one where the all the suckers sit...
it is next to the loos, on a flight path of waiter traffic or has a bucket placed in the centre collecting brackish fluid dripping from the ceiling..."
the restaurant - liste d'expressions (englisch-hilfen.de)
Out (learnenglish.de) :
Useful Vocabulary - Build Up - Naturally Speaking - Dialogues
Words - to "help you order food in a restaurant"
+ restaurant dialogs - (johnsesl.com)
You can hear the words pronounced
'Happy Meals' banned in California
"McDonald's "Happy Meals" and other fast food snacks that come with toys are to be banned in part of California in an attempt to wean children off unhealthy, high-calorie diets...
One quarter of children in the area are overweight or obese and officials say they are tackling an "obesity epidemic". "
'Greaseless Spoon' café serves low-fat fry-up in Holborn, London
"Britain's first "Greaseless Spoon" café has opened offering customers a "healthy" fry-up with 70 per cent less fat than the traditional dish...
If it proves popular with customers, the Greaseless Spoon could soon become a permanent feature in towns and cities across the UK.
To celebrate the launch this week, all the food will be served up for free..."
Service at sword point at "Ninja" restaurant
"Waitresses wield swords and flare flames at diners, who have to get past a moat before sitting at their table in the dimly lit dining hall...
Ninjas were mercenaries who resorted to unusual warfare strategies such as espionage, sabotage and assassination from as far back as 700 years ago in feudal Japan. They remain a common, enduring theme in Japanese folklore...
Ninja competes with restaurants that specialize in airliner, dinosaur and toilet decor in a city teeming with theme diners. "
Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona
The Heart Attack Grill
"is a fast food hamburger restaurant in Chandler, Arizona, United States.
It has courted controversy by serving unashamedly high-calorie menu items with controversial names.
The establishment is a hospital theme restaurant: waitresses ("nurses") take orders ("prescriptions") from the customers ("patients").
A tag is put on the patient's wrist showing which foods they ordered and a "doctor" examines the "patients" with a stethoscope."
American restaurant menu
- Sample menu from a typical American restaurant that serves everything (modified from a Coney Island menu)
Rise of the all-you-can-eat restaurant
Pay at the door. Then, "grab a plate, help yourself, help yourself again"
"In just 12 months the all-you-can-eat restaurant chain Taybarns has taken the catering industry by storm - and there are plans to open 30 new branches. But does it encourage unhealthy eating?...
The all-you-can-eat concept originated in the US's working areas in the 1930s. Golden Corral has capitalised on that trend, focusing on small-town America, it now has more than 450 restaurants across 41 states. But with warnings that the UK is following the US with rising levels of obesity, isn't this sort of dining experience a cause for concern?"
+ a VIDEO
Hamburger Restaurant - "A man is in for a
surprise when ordering a meal at a local restaurant."
I. Pre-Listening Exercises II. Listening Exercises III. Post-Listening
Listen 1: Going out to a restaurant
Listen 2: Ordering a meal
Read 1: Eating out in Brick Lane in east London
Speak 1: Word stress when talking about food
- Food and Dining
Out (with exercises) - (esl-lab) :
- Ordering at a Restaurant (Easy)
- Heavenly Pies Restaurant (E)
to Restaurant: Ordering Food - A Simulation Role-play
"Students are divided into two groups: waiters and customers.
Customers go around from restaurant to restaurant and order food.
The lesson includes eight menus, role-play prompts and worksheets for
customers and waiters."
INTERACTIVE activities :
ex : "The man who serves you in a restaurant is the ........
: servant ? waiter ?"
- At a Restaurant
- "Use the boxes on the left to write your choices."
- "Choose the right word to go into the drop-down box."
"fast food, cookbook, recipe, dish, menu, take-away, bill, ingredients,
service, wait person, tip, dessert, bar, lounge, restaurant, order"
- Food in the USA - What can you order
in the following fast
food restaurants ?
" Match the items on the right with the items on the left."
Activities TO PRINT :
- American Restaurant Quiz
- Multiple choice quiz about eating in restaurants in the US, with some common restaurant expressions at the end
Lesson plans :
- Better tables for beautiful people in Paris restaurants (November 10, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Two trendy restaurants in Paris give good-looking people better tables than not-so-good-looking people. This is according to staff who used to work at the two eateries."
- Eating Out
-with Teachers'Notes - Site
Language function: discussing issues; reading comprehension;
Topic: eating out; food and drink; restaurants
Word focus: food; restaurant language
Creation Cards - (englishraven.com)
"On the front of each card is an "everyday destination"
(ex : a fast food restaurant), where a variety of activities
typically take place and various nouns can be found.
On the back is a grid with tips on grammar and sentence building,
a list of suggested verbs to use and some images of a
variety of nouns."
- Ladies Lunch :
"A group of girlfriends, all age 40, discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the waiters there were handsome, with tight pants and nice bums.
Ten years later, at age 50, the friends once again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the food was good and the wine selection was excellent.
Ten years later, at age 60, the friends again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because they could dine in peace and quiet and the restaurant had a beautiful view of the ocean.
Ten years later, at age 70, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the restaurant was wheelchair accessible and had an elevator.
Ten years later, at age 80, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because they had never been there before."
INTERACTIVE games :
- Voici un jeu sur le principe de « The Big Wheel »
pour travailler en 4ème les expressions à connaître sur une séquence « aller au restaurant » basée sur la méthode « Enjoy 4 ».
Créé par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
- Restaurant vocabulary
- Hangman - "Try your hand at this vocabulary
of common restaurant terms." (quia.com)
From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel :
"We'll get a table near the street
In our old familiar place...
Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight
I'll meet you anytime you want
In our Italian Restaurant"
Me by Barenaked Ladies :
"There's a restaurant down the street
Where hungry people like to eat..."
Movies / Videos :
Animated English - Restaurant Meal
"Animated English is a series of animated video lessons for learners of English.
Each lesson features a dialogue based on an everyday situation, a 'listen and repeat' activity, a listening comprehension text, and some personal questions. The accompanying PDF files contain transcripts, language notes, worksheets, crosswords and word search puzzles..."
Stereotypes: Restaurant (YouTube)
- ESL Conversation: Restaurant Phrases and Vocabulary
"Does the thought of ordering food at a restaurant in English make you nervous?
Learn common vocabulary and phrases used in restaurants and on menus to make the experience even easier for you."
Deer dives through diner window
"CCTV captures the moment when a deer dived through the window of an American restaurant in Livonia, Michigan.
Restaurant owner Gjon Mahilli expressed his relief that staff and customers at the Coney Island restaurant were left startled, but unhurt."
Monkeys work in Japanese restaurant
"Yatchan and Fukuchan (2 macaque monkeys) serve customers hot towels and drinks, and are given soya beans as tips."
Restaurant turns to monkey business
"A Japanese tavern has turned to two monkeys for help with its table service...
The monkeys work in shifts of up to two hours a day due to Japanese animal rights regulations."