Much/ many and restaurant roleplays

Worksheet 1- Much and many problem roleplays- Student A

Choose one of the roleplays below and tell your partner just the information in italics. Answer their questions until they find out what the problem is or give up. If they give up, tell them the problem.

Tell your partner that they are your doctor and that you have health problems. The problem is that you drink three or four litres of beer every night, but don’t tell them that fact until they ask the right question.
Tell your partner that they are your doctor and that you aren’t sleeping very well. The problem is that you drink 10 to 15 coffees every day, but don’t tell them that fact unless they ask the right question.
Tell your partner that they are your bank manager and you are having money problems. The problem is that you buy smoked salmon, caviar and champagne every day, but don’t tell them that fact unless they ask the right question.
Tell your partner that they are a customer phoning your bar to ask questions about it before they come there tonight. The problem with your bar is that there are only three chairs, but don’t tell them that fact until they ask the right question.
Tell your partner that they are a customer who is thinking about eating in your restaurant but that there is a problem with the restaurant. There are lots of cockroaches, but don’t tell them that fact until they ask the right question.
 Useful language“Can I ask you a question/ a couple of questions/ a few questions/ some questions?””Can I also ask…?”

“Is there any kind of problem with…?”

“Is there a/ Are there any…?”

Typical mistakes

“How many times do you go to the zoo?” x

“How long time do you spend in the bath?” x

“How much __________s _____________?” x

Show your worksheets to each other. What would you do if you were in a restaurant and there were those problems?

Roleplay the restaurant situations on the next page, starting each time from when the customer enters the restaurant:

Much/ many and restaurant roleplays

 

Worksheet 1- Much and many problem roleplays- Student B

 

Choose one of the roleplays below and tell your partner just the information in italics. Answer their questions until they find out what the problem is or give up. If they give up, tell them the problem.

 

Tell your partner that they are your doctor and that you have health problems. The problem is that you only drink one glass of water a day, but don’t tell them that fact unless they ask the right question.
Tell your partner that they are your doctor and that you have health problems. The problem is that you smoke forty cigarettes a day, but don’t tell them that fact unless they ask the right question.
Tell your partner that you are an estate agent and they want to buy a house. The problem with the house is that there isn’t a toilet, but don’t tell them that fact unless they ask the right question.
Tell your partner that you are a travel agent and they want to book a holiday near the sea. The problem with the holiday is that there isn’t any sand on the beach, but don’t tell them that fact unless they ask the right question.
Tell your partner that they are a customer who is thinking about eating in your restaurant but that there is a problem with the restaurant. The food is quite cheap, but the service charge is 25% and tax is 25%, but don’t tell them that fact until they ask the right question.
 Useful language“Can I ask you a question/ a couple of questions/ a few questions/ some questions?””Can I also ask…?”

“Is there any kind of problem with…?”

“Is there a/ Are there any…?”

Typical mistakes

“How many times do you go to the zoo?” x

“How long time do you spend in the bath?” x

“How much __________s _____________?” x

Show your worksheets to each other. What would you do if you were in a restaurant and there were those problems?

Roleplay the restaurant situations on the next page, starting each time from when the customer enters the restaurant:

Much/ many and restaurant roleplays

 

Worksheet 2- Restaurant roleplays

The customer wants to eat meat, but all the meat dishes are sold out
The customer has a reservation but the waiter says the restaurant is full
When the waiter delivers the pizza, there isn’t any cheese on it
The customers want a smoking seat, but there aren’t any available now
The customer doesn’t have any cash and the restaurant doesn’t take credit cards
There aren’t any toilets

Useful restaurant vocabulary and phrases:

 

Waiters

 

“Do you have a reservation?”

“Can I have your name, please?”

“(Would you like) smoking or non smoking?”

“This way please”

“Here is the (wine/ dessert) menu”

“Are you ready to order?”

“What would you like for starter/ for the main course/ for dessert/ to drink?”

“Here you are?”

“Is your meal okay?”/ “How is your meal?”

“Would you like to see the dessert menu?”

“Anything else?”

 

“Certainly, madam/ sir”

 

Customers

“A table for one/ two/ three/…”

“I’d like/ Can I have the menu/ the wine menu/ the dessert menu/ another spoon/ another bottle/ the bill (= the check)/ some more water?”

“Do you take credit cards?”

“Can I have a receipt?”

“Can we have a table near the window?”

“Where’s the toilet, please?”

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