Much/ many and restaurant roleplays- Version 2

Worksheet 1- Much and many problem roleplays- Student A

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

 The situation (to tell your partner)     The problem (don’t tell your partner until they ask the right question) 
 Your partner is your doctor and  you have health problems  You drink three or four litres of beer every night
 Your partner is your doctor and  you aren’t sleeping well  You drink 10 to 15 coffees every day
 Your partner is your bank manager and you are having money problems  You buy smoked salmon, caviar and champagne every day
Your partner is a possible customer phoning your bar to ask questions about it before they come there tonight  There are only three chairs in your bar
 Your partner is a customer who is thinking about eating in your restaurant   There are lots of cockroaches in your restaurant
 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- Version 2

 

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.

 The situation (to tell your partner)     The problem (don’t tell your partner until they ask the right question) 
 Your partner is your doctor and  you have health problems  You only drink one glass of water a day
 Your partner is your doctor and  you have health problems   You smoke forty cigarettes a day
 You are an estate agent and your partner wants to buy a house  There isn’t a toilet in the house
 You are a travel agent and your partner wants to book a holiday near the sea  There isn’t any sand on the beach
 Your partner is a customer who is thinking about eating in your restaurant  The service charge is 25% and tax is 25%
 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- Version 2

 

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?”

Teacher’s notes

Rather than giving out the worksheets, you could cut the roleplay cards out and explain what they have to do, maybe writing or eliciting the useful language and typical mistakes onto the board

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