Nationality words and reported speech
Describe one visit to one of the kinds of restaurants below. If it is a kind of restaurant that you have really been to, choose one of those real visits and describe it in detail. If you’ve never been to any restaurant of that kind, describe an imaginary visit, pretending it was real. When you have finished your description, your partner will ask questions to get more details and then guess if your story was true or false. You should continue telling the truth or lying at this stage. If your teacher tells you to, use a coin to decide if you should talk about a kind of restaurant which you have really been to (= heads) or talk about one that you haven’t actually been to (= tails).
Suggested questions after listening to your partner describing a restaurant
Did anyone ask any questions (about…)? What did they ask?
Did anyone compare it to anywhere else?
Did anyone complain about/ apologise for/ disagree with/ ask/ say/ compliment/ criticise/ recommend/ suggest/ offer/ request/ demand/ promise/ admit/ deny/ agree/ refuse/…?
Did anyone say anything about…?
Did someone recommend…?
Did the waiter ask…? How did you reply?
Did you agree about…?
Did you ask for a recommendation?
Did you discuss for long before…?
Did you talk about future arrangements? What did you say?
Did you talk about…?
Had you ever tried… food before?
Have you ever seen a television programme about… food? What did they say?
How did you decide…?
How did… describe…?
How easy was it to decide where to eat? Why?
How had… first heard about…?
Were you honest about…?
What did everyone think about…?
What did everyone think was the best thing about…?
What did the waiter/ waitress/ server say?
What did you know about… before you went there?
What did you talk about during meal?
What did… say (about…)?
What did… tell you about…?
What do reviewers say about…?
What good things did people say about…?
What had you heard about… before?
When did you decide to…?
Who did you go with? What did they say/ think?
Who first mentioned…?/ Who first talked about…?
Who paid? Did anyone (else) offer to?
Who spoke about…?
Who told you that…?
Ask about anything above which you don’t understand.
Reported speech grammar presentation
How could you complete these sentences? Many different answers are possible.
My mother said… My sister told… They asked the waiter…
What is the (small) difference between these sentences?
The review said that the food is delicious./ The review said that the food was delicious.
Nationality word presentation
With the person being tested not looking above, test each other on nationality words.
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