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Elementary Book SAMPLE unit

Cartoon guy with graduation hatHi, it’s Andy here. This is a FREE lesson from our fantastic Elementary Book (for A1+ students). First, learn some useful vocabulary. Then, do the reading, grammar, listening and speaking activities. Finally, do the quiz to see how much language you’ve learnt! Good luck!

A: Vocabulary
These words will help you with the Reading and Listening activities.

• Tomato = I like ham and tomato sandwiches.Slices of Tomatoes

• Cheese = I put some cheese on my burger.Sliced Cheese on Brown Table Top

• Bread = You need bread to make a sandwich.Stack of Baked Breads

Basil Leaves and Avocado on Sliced Bread on White Ceramic Plate• Spinach = I love spinach omelettes.

• Apple = I eat an apple every day.Red and Orange Apple Fruit

Sliced Egg on Top of Green Salad With Bread• Egg = You need eggs to make waffles.

• Mushroom = We put some mushrooms with the rice.Brown Mushroom Lot on Brown Surface

Green and White Lettuce• Lettuce = Could I have a burger without lettuce, please?

cartoon guy teachingB: Reading 

Reading 1
You’re going to read about some American diners. Read the text. Which one would you like to visit? Why?

Reading 2
Read the text again. Then, respond to the questions with full answers.diner restaurant café free photo

  1. What do diners usually serve?
  2. What does the La Jolla Scramble consist of?
  3. What does the Reuben Sandwich have in it?
  4. What does the Little Goat Diner breakfast selection include?
  5. What do many of the menu items include?

American diners
Diners are small restaurants that serve breakfast and typical American food such as hamburgers and sandwiches. You can find diners all over the States, and they’re an important part of American culture. They also often appear in movies or TV series. Here are two diners to visit next time you’re in the States.

Harry’s Coffee Shop
Harry’s Coffee Shop in La Jolla, California opened in 1960. It serves breakfast and lunch, and then closes around 3 in the afternoon. For breakfast, try their La Jolla Scramble, which consists of scrambled eggs with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. Or, a classic Reuben Sandwich made of corned beef, Swiss cheese and cabbage on slices of bread.

Little Goat DinerWoman Drinking Wine
Located in Chicago, the Little Goat Diner opened in 2012. Their breakfast selection includes Fat Elvis Waffles, which are made with bananas, peanut butter and maple syrup – just the way singer Elvis Presley used to like them. Many menu items include goat products, such as the Veggie Quesadilla, which has goat’s cheese, apples, mushrooms, yogurt and peppers. Aside from being a diner, the Little Goat Diner is also a bakery, offering cakes and cookies.

C: Listening: Danny’s Burger Bar!

cartoon guy listening to music

Listening 1
Alice is ordering some food by phone from Danny’s Burger Bar. Listen once. Does Alice order anything you want? What?

Listening 2
Listen again. Then, answer the questions.Close-Up Photo of Burger

  1. What is Alice’s phone number?
  2. What type of burger does she order?
  3. What does she order it without?
  4. What side order does she ask for?
  5. What does she order for dessert?
  6. How much does she have to pay in total?

Now, listen again with the audio script (scroll down for the script).

D: Grammar
How to form questions with the Present Simple. We form questions with the Present Simple by adding do or does at the start of the question.

Affirmative                     Question
I play tennis.                          Do I play tennis?
You play tennis.                     Do you play tennis?
He plays tennis.                     Does he play tennis?
She plays tennis.                   Does she play tennis?
We play tennis.                      Do we play tennis?
They play tennis.                   Do they play tennis?

Notice how the “s” disappears in the question forms. For example:
She plays tennis = Does she play tennis?

1 Write do or does at the start of each question.

  1. _______ you like to work here?Person Holding Black and Green Tennis Racket
  2. _______ he play tennis much?
  3. _______ they watch much TV?
  4. _______ she have a pet cat?
  5. _______ they like tea?
  6. _______ he drive to work?

2 Transform the sentences into questions.

  1. They live in a big city.
  2. She works here.
  3. They like the film.
  4. He likes painting.
  5. They watch a lot of TV.
  6. She listens to the radio.

E: Speaking drill
Listen, and make questions. Pause the audio so you have time to do the activity.

  1. They play football in a team. = Do they play football in a team?

Well done! You’ve finished the unit!

Answers 

B: Reading
Reading 2

  1. Diners usually serve breakfast and typical American food.
  2. The La Jolla Scramble consists of scrambled eggs with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese.
  3. The Reuben sandwich is made of corned beef, Swiss cheese and cabbage on slices of bread.
  4. The Little Goat Diner breakfast selection includes Fat Elvis Waffles, which are made with bananas, peanut butter and maple syrup.
  5. Many of the menu items include goat products, such as goat’s cheese.

C: Listening
Listening 2

  1. 637 892 385
  2. Classic Burger
  3. Cheese
  4. Fries
  5. A banana split
  6. €9.99

D: Grammar
1
1. do; 2. does; 3. do; 4. does; 5. do; 6. does

2

  1. Do they live in a big city?
  2. Does she work here?
  3. Do they like the film?
  4. Does he like painting?
  5. Do they watch a lot of TV?
  6. Does she listen to the radio?

E: Speaking drill

  1. They play football in a team. = Do they play football in a team?
  2. She works in an office. = Does she work in an office?
  3. He lives in Washington. = Does he live in Washington?
  4. They often come back late. = Do they often come back late?
  5. They meet up every week. = Do they meet up every week?

Audio script: Danny’s Burger Bar
Employee: Danny’s Burger Bar. How many I help you?
Alice: Oh, hi, I’d like to order some food to take away, please?
Employee: Sure, can I have your name and phone number, please?
Alice: It’s Alice Foster, and my mobile number is 637 892 385.
Employee: Hi Alice. So, what would you like?
Alice: A Classic Burger, please.
Employee: All right.
Alice: What does that come with?
Employee: Bacon, cheese, tomato and lettuce.
Alice: Oh, could I have it without any cheese, please?
Employee: OK.
Alice: Does it come with fries?
Employee: No, you have to order those separately.
Alice: OK, I’ll have a side order of fries, too, please.
Employee: All right.
Alice: And I’d also like a banana split for dessert.
Employee: Actually, if you want a dessert, it works out cheaper to order a Combo Pack. It’s only €9.99, so you get the dessert
for free, more or less.
Alice: Oh, OK. That sounds great. I’ll have the Combo Pack, please.
Employee: Great. That’s €9.99 then, please. Do you have the right change?
Alice: Well, I’ve got a €20-note. Is that all right.
Employee: Yes, that’s fine. Your order will be with you in about 30 minutes, and we’ll deliver it to the address we’ve got on our database.
Alice: Great. Thanks. Bye.
Employee: Bye.

Cartoon guy with thumbs upWell done! You’ve finished the unit!

 

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