Lessons: How to Order Food in English

How to Order Food in English

How to Order Food in English

Vocabulary to Order Food in English

  1. Eggs
  2. Toast
  3. Chicken soup
  4. Salad
  5. Slice of Pizza
  6. Cheeseburger
  7. Coffee
  8. Tea
  9. Soft Drinks

Phrases to Order to Food in English


  1. Would you like to start with a drink?
  2. Would you like to taste the wine?
  3. Can I take your order?
  4. Are you ready to order?
  5. What would you recommend?
  6. What are the specialities?
  7. What are today’s specials?
  8. Can we have the bill, please?
  9. Can we have teh check, please?
  10. Do you have question about the menu?
  11. What do you have?
  12. Do you want the combo meal?
  13. What would you like to drink?
  14. Can we have a table for two?


  1. Hi, Welcome to Applebee’s
  2. I’d like a cheese pizza, please.
  3. I’m going to have the eggs and toast.
  4. I’ll get the coconut ice cream.
  5. I‘ll take the burger
  6. I’m going to take the hot chocolate
  7. That will be $8

Lesson Plan: How to Order Food in English

Schema Activation

  • Students play a memory game with information about food served in restaurants
  • Students are shown images of food and they have to remember the food in the order they were shown.


Task #1

  1. Students are given a list of scrambled questions and statements.
  2. They unscramble the questions and statements
  3. They review the answer orally with other classmates

Task #2

  1. Students make pairs and sit in a back to back position
  2. A classmate is given column A of a matching and another student is given column B
  3. They have to talk to their partners to complete the task.

Task #3

  1. Students are given a template of a dialogue with highlighted information
  2. They analyze the dialogue and use it to have a conversation with their partners


  1. Students make groups of 3 
  2. Students grab five strips of paper with some phrases studied during the lesson.
  3. Student prepare and rehearse the dialogue
  4. They do the role play


  1. Teacher reviews some of the most common mistakes made during the first stages of the lesson
  2. Students take a quiz 

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