Class theme/topics discussed:
Eating out. (filming the video was scheduled for the next class to allow more time for the students to prepare)

How did you pick this theme or topic? From the questionnaire students filled out at our first class.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, pair work, general discussion.

How did students react?
They participated very actively in class.
Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Restaurant menu, ads of various restaurants in LA from a Russian newspaper.

Please attach a copy.
Menu – Nov 12_Menu

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
The topic is interesting for the students and encourages a dynamic conversation.

Занятие 21. Eating Out

1. Brainstorming:
The word “ресторан” on the white board: what do people do at the restaurant? Associations. (Vocabulary building)

2. Basic etiquette for a date at a restaurant. America and Russia.

3. Composing a dialogue at the restaurant: at the entrance, ordering the dishes, asking for the bill.

4. Students get a real menu of a Russian restaurant and play out the dialogue between a customer and a waiter.

5. Students get several ads of various LA restaurants from a Russian newspaper. They decide which restaurant they would prefer/ which they would never go to and why.