Entertaining foreign guests roleplay meeting

Market Leader Pre-Intermediate Unit 6

A business contact from abroad is visiting your country for the first time next week and you want to take them out somewhere one evening while they are here. Hold a meeting with one of your colleagues to decide where you will take the foreign guest next week. Start at the very beginning of the meeting with greetings etc and continue right until saying goodbye at the very end of the meeting.

  • Adventure sport, e.g. paintball, laser quest or go kart racing
  • (Formal) banquet
  • (Local/ Traditional/ Regional/ British/ Irish/ German/ Chain/ Theme) bar/ pub
  • Bar hopping/ Pub crawl
  • Barbecue
  • Beer garden
  • Boat/ Ship
  • Buffet-style restaurant/ Eat-all-you-like restaurant
  • Café
  • Club (= nightclub = disco)
  • Eating outdoors, e.g. terrace or picnic
  • Exhibition/ Gallery/ Museum
  • (Local/ Traditional) festival
  • Firework display
  • Flight over the city, e.g. in a helicopter or balloon
  • Gambling (e.g. casino)
  • Girlie bar, e.g. Hooters or Budweiser bars
  • Go go bar/ Strip club
  • Golf
  • Happy hour
  • Hostess bar
  • Hot spring/ Public bath
  • Karaoke
  • (Traditional) performance (ballet, opera, folk music, etc)
  • (Bicycle/ Boat/ Horse) races
  • (Exclusive/ Foreign/ Seafood/ Regional/ Traditional-style) restaurant
  • Skiing
  • Somewhere near and/ or with a view of a sightseeing spot
  • Son et lumiere
  • Street festival/ Parade
  • Street food
  • Traditional sport

Are any of the places above unsuitable for entertaining foreign guests? Why?


Are any entertainment spots different in your country and other places, e.g. bars or street food? If so, how would you explain those things to a foreign guest when inviting them to do those things?


Use the list of Japanese places to go out on the next page to give you ideas to extend the discussion above.

  • Akachochin bar
  • Champon restaurant
  • Chankonabe restaurant
  • Conveyor belt sushi bar
  • Donburi restaurant/ Gyudon restaurant
  • Family restaurant
  • Fugu restaurant
  • Geisha bar
  • Genghis Khan restaurant
  • Hanami party
  • High ball bar
  • Himono restaurant
  • Izakaya
  • Kabuki
  • Karaoke box
  • Kushiyaki restaurant
  • Maid café
  • Monjayaki restaurant
  • Motsuyaki restaurant
  • Noh
  • Nomihoudai
  • Oden restaurant
  • Okinawan bar/ restaurant
  • Okonomiyaki restaurant
  • Ryotei
  • Sake bar
  • Shabu-shabu restaurant
  • Shochu bar
  • “Snack”/ Mama-san bar
  • Soba restaurant
  • Sumo wrestling
  • Tachinomiya bar
  • Tempura restaurant
  • Tonkatsu restaurant
  • Tonkotsu ramen restaurant
  • Wagashiya
  • Yakatabune
  • Yakiniku restaurant
  • Yakitori restaurant
  • Youshoku restaurant


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