Open a Restuarant
First, brainstorm a list of ways to prepare food with your class. Stir fry, deep fry, boil, stew, include it all. Then do the same with various meats, vegetables, and seasonings.
Now, divide your students into groups of four to six, and tell them to prepare a menu of ten to fifteen items. Each item should include a name, and two or three short sentences describing it.
Give the groups about half an hour to prepare, then tell each group to select a waiter. Now send everyone else out of the room. Each waiter is given a section of seats in the classroom to serve as their "restaurant.". The waiters will serve people, answer their questions about the food, and so on, as they come in. Everyone else is now told that they have 5 Yuan for their meal. 5 Yuan isn't much, but people can pool their money together for meals. Send everybody in, and let them have at the restaurants. Tell them to order food, and ask the waiters to tell them about the dishes before they order. If they finish one round, renew their 5 bucks and send them to another restaurant. Hope you all like this.
Jinan, Shandong Province, PRC
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