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What do you eat every day?

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ESL Lesson Handouts - What-do-you-eat-every-day
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

An introduction to using “any” and “some” as well as a review of using articles “a/an”. The words some and any are useful and used when the speaker cannot specify or does not need/want to specify a number or an exact amount of something. Students also practice using there is/isn’t as well as are/aren’t.  Students will need to be familiar with affirmative and negative sentences. In addition, students will need to understand the difference between a countable and an uncountable noun.

You might consider introducing common quantifying words used for uncountable nouns; a cup of, a box of, a bag of, 200 grams of.

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I Have an Apple and Some Oranges

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ESL Lesson Handouts - I-have-an-apple-and-some-oranges
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students practice using a/an, some, and any before countable and uncountable (non-count) food nouns. Students often struggle using articles and quantifying words so it is necessary to practice and revisit to review. A gap fill activity helps students to practice the grammar before a conversation about the contents of their refrigerators at home. Sample conversation prompts are included to help students ask and answer questions.

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How much coffee do you drink?

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ESL Lesson Handouts - How-much-coffee-do-you-drink
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students can practice the target language ‘how much’ and ‘how many’ with this activity rich handout. Countable and uncountable nouns are reviewed and quantifiers such as none, not much, and not many are introduced. This handout includes a grouping activity, sentence unscramble and questions and answers so students can practice the language and use it in conversation.

Quantifiers introduced in this handout:
none, not much, not many, quite a lot, lots, a lot, too much, too many.

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Reading Restaurant Menus

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Reading-restaurant-menus
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Food and Restaurants, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Choosing something off a menu without pictures can be difficult. Students learn and practice vocabulary used on English restaurant menus that can help them visualize the dish ingredients, preparation, cooking method and presentation. Teach the handout ‘Describing Food’ before this lesson and students should better understand reading the menu.

Cheese that is sliced using a slicer becomes sliced cheese.
(food) cheese
(verb) slice
(new name) sliced cheese
(utensil) slicer

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Restaurant Words

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Restaurant-words
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Food and Restaurants, Travel, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Introduce students to vocabulary and phrases used to talk about meals and order food at restaurants. A missing word activity will have students using words related to meals and restaurants. A restaurant conversation and correct the mistakes activity are also included in this lesson.

Restaurant and meal vocabulary in this handout:
waiter or waitress, cook or chef, dishwasher, tip, breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, appetizer or starter, soup, salad, dessert, fancy, fast food, smoking, non-smoking.

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Antonio’s Restaurant Menu

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Antonios-restaurant-menu
Level
Advanced: C1, Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Food and Restaurants, Travel
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Help your students learn and practice vocabulary used on English restaurant menus as well as ordering at a restaurant in a role play. Menu items on this menu are quite descriptive so this handout is suitable for students Intermediate and above. Understanding how to read menu items will help your students picture the dish before they order. This handout can be used as a 60-minute lesson or as a 30-minute activity for advanced students.

Reading restaurant menus can be quite difficult for English learners, but there are some techniques that can help them understand menu items without needing a picture.
Cheese that is sliced using a slicer becomes sliced cheese.
Chicken that is fried using a fryer becomes fried chicken.

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Talking about Money

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Talking-about-money
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Discussion, Vocabulary
Tags
Food and Restaurants, Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students ask and answer questions about things they’ve bought in the past as well as review useful vocabulary relating to money. A conversation activity will reinforce asking and answering questions about price. Students use but don’t review the present perfect tense in a modeled question and answer activity.

Different words used to talk about money reviewed:
a fee, allowance or pocket money, a tip, salary, a loan, a fine, debt, tax.

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Let’s Go to a Restaurant

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Lets-go-to-a-restaurant
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Food and Restaurants, Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Let’s GoPlaces Topic
Talking about food and restaurants.

Picture Overview
The picture(s) in this handout illustrate two restaurants; a regular restaurant on the left and a fast food restaurant on the right. In regards to the regular restaurant; notice the food being eaten is pizza and pasta, the woman is drinking red wine, and the menu board shows prices in Euro. This could be any country in the EU but we can assume it is Italy. The fast food restaurant on the right sells hamburgers.

Example Questions in this Handout
What kind of fast food restaurant is it? How do you know?
How much is a burger combo? Is it cheap?
Do you prefer to eat at your parents’ house or a restaurant?
What is the worst restaurant you have eaten at?

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Get FREE or FULL Access to our easy-to-teach Handouts for your Online or Traditional classes!

What do you eat every day?

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ESL Lesson Handouts - What-do-you-eat-every-day
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants, Present Tense, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

An introduction to using “any” and “some” as well as a review of using articles “a/an”. The words some and any are useful and used when the speaker cannot specify or does not need/want to specify a number or an exact amount of something. Students also practice using there is/isn’t as well as are/aren’t.  Students will need to be familiar with affirmative and negative sentences. In addition, students will need to understand the difference between a countable and an uncountable noun.

You might consider introducing common quantifying words used for uncountable nouns; a cup of, a box of, a bag of, 200 grams of.

Read More

I Have an Apple and Some Oranges

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ESL Lesson Handouts - I-have-an-apple-and-some-oranges
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students practice using a/an, some, and any before countable and uncountable (non-count) food nouns. Students often struggle using articles and quantifying words so it is necessary to practice and revisit to review. A gap fill activity helps students to practice the grammar before a conversation about the contents of their refrigerators at home. Sample conversation prompts are included to help students ask and answer questions.

Read More

How much coffee do you drink?

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ESL Lesson Handouts - How-much-coffee-do-you-drink
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Grammar, Vocabulary
Tags
Articles and Counting Nouns, Food and Restaurants, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students can practice the target language ‘how much’ and ‘how many’ with this activity rich handout. Countable and uncountable nouns are reviewed and quantifiers such as none, not much, and not many are introduced. This handout includes a grouping activity, sentence unscramble and questions and answers so students can practice the language and use it in conversation.

Quantifiers introduced in this handout:
none, not much, not many, quite a lot, lots, a lot, too much, too many.

Read More

Reading Restaurant Menus

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Reading-restaurant-menus
Level
Elementary: A2
Target
Vocabulary
Tags
Adjectives, Food and Restaurants, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
3 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Choosing something off a menu without pictures can be difficult. Students learn and practice vocabulary used on English restaurant menus that can help them visualize the dish ingredients, preparation, cooking method and presentation. Teach the handout ‘Describing Food’ before this lesson and students should better understand reading the menu.

Cheese that is sliced using a slicer becomes sliced cheese.
(food) cheese
(verb) slice
(new name) sliced cheese
(utensil) slicer

Read More

Restaurant Words

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Restaurant-words
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Conversation, Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Food and Restaurants, Travel, Useful Expressions
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Introduce students to vocabulary and phrases used to talk about meals and order food at restaurants. A missing word activity will have students using words related to meals and restaurants. A restaurant conversation and correct the mistakes activity are also included in this lesson.

Restaurant and meal vocabulary in this handout:
waiter or waitress, cook or chef, dishwasher, tip, breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, appetizer or starter, soup, salad, dessert, fancy, fast food, smoking, non-smoking.

Read More

Antonio’s Restaurant Menu

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Antonios-restaurant-menu
Level
Advanced: C1, Intermediate: B1, Upper-Intermediate: B2
Target
Reading, Vocabulary
Tags
Food and Restaurants, Travel
Teaching Time
30 minutes, 60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Help your students learn and practice vocabulary used on English restaurant menus as well as ordering at a restaurant in a role play. Menu items on this menu are quite descriptive so this handout is suitable for students Intermediate and above. Understanding how to read menu items will help your students picture the dish before they order. This handout can be used as a 60-minute lesson or as a 30-minute activity for advanced students.

Reading restaurant menus can be quite difficult for English learners, but there are some techniques that can help them understand menu items without needing a picture.
Cheese that is sliced using a slicer becomes sliced cheese.
Chicken that is fried using a fryer becomes fried chicken.

Read More

Talking about Money

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Talking-about-money
Level
Beginner: A1, Elementary: A2
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Discussion, Vocabulary
Tags
Food and Restaurants, Travel, Useful Expressions, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Students ask and answer questions about things they’ve bought in the past as well as review useful vocabulary relating to money. A conversation activity will reinforce asking and answering questions about price. Students use but don’t review the present perfect tense in a modeled question and answer activity.

Different words used to talk about money reviewed:
a fee, allowance or pocket money, a tip, salary, a loan, a fine, debt, tax.

Read More

Let’s Go to a Restaurant

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ESL Lesson Handouts - Lets-go-to-a-restaurant
Level
Elementary: A2, Pre-Intermediate: A2+
Target
Asking questions, Conversation, Vocabulary
Tags
Food and Restaurants, Present Continuous Tense, Present Tense, Travel, Vocabulary
Teaching Time
60 minutes, 90 minutes
Included
2 Student Pages, Teaching Notes

Handout Objective

Let’s GoPlaces Topic
Talking about food and restaurants.

Picture Overview
The picture(s) in this handout illustrate two restaurants; a regular restaurant on the left and a fast food restaurant on the right. In regards to the regular restaurant; notice the food being eaten is pizza and pasta, the woman is drinking red wine, and the menu board shows prices in Euro. This could be any country in the EU but we can assume it is Italy. The fast food restaurant on the right sells hamburgers.

Example Questions in this Handout
What kind of fast food restaurant is it? How do you know?
How much is a burger combo? Is it cheap?
Do you prefer to eat at your parents’ house or a restaurant?
What is the worst restaurant you have eaten at?

Read More
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