The International Restaurant Boulevard project lets students work on language for food, ingredients, prices and description. Students can work in pairs or groups and make their own restaurant. They can choose the restaurant's name, exterior, theme, menu, layout and more.

The Target Language for This Project:

food and ingredients

language for ordering - I'd like ... I want ...

pricing and how much

present tense and there is.../There are...

When... and If... clauses


Time: 2 periods: 30-45 minutes each class

The Project Downloads:

the International Restaurant Boulevard:

15 restaurants from students in Portugal with menus and dialogs! set one, set two, set three(12-13 yrs old)

Submit your students projects to be posted on the International Restaurant Boulevard! See the information below for how to submit your students' projects.

The project as described in the project file:

Materials to prepare:

- MES-Café menu, and advertisement for each group or student

- One MES-Café picture for class discussion

- enough of the gchoose your restaurant sheeth as required

- paper for write-ups and creating menus

- final draft sheet for each group or student


- Show the MES-Café picture as introduction.

- Ask questions such as what it is a picture of, what kind of food do they serve, whatfs the inside like, where they think the restaurant is locatedc to start discussion.

- Ask what they would serve, where they would like to open a restaurant, what would be the best thing they serve.

- Hand out the MES-Café menu and have the students look it over. Answer any questions they may have (but I donft explain everything, just what they ask about.)

- Ask them what they want to order from this restaurant and how much their order is.

- Brainstorm a list of ideas for appetizers, drinks, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

- Give out the echoose a restaurant sheetf and have the students start to make their own restaurant.

- They must decide a name, place, and make a menu with prices.

- Have the students visit other restaurant and choose their order.

Follow ups:

- List the ingredients for each of the items on the menu.

- Write up a description/advertisement for the restaurant to pass around town. Use the MES-Café advertisement as an example.

- Create a role-play to act out.

- Create a commercial for the restaurant.


Use the word doc. file or a form of your choice to write up their reports and send them into MES English for everyone to use and share. I will post them on the website and add the students restaurant to the International Restaurant Boulevard.

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