This is a restaurant conversation worksheet for ESL/EFL students. The worksheet is editable.
First, there is a sample dialogue for students and the teacher to work through (and have the students speaking). The conversation has 3 speakers: the waiter/waitress and 2 customers).
After reading/speaking the dialogue, students have to fill out an order check as if they were the waiter/waitress taking the order to give to the kitchen/bar.
The next exercise on the worksheet is for student to re-order phrases so that it makes a sensible short restaurant dialogue.
The third exercise is to get the students to explain local traditional food to a tourist. The teacher can write in food dishes from whichever country they are teaching in. Sample phrases are given to help the students, such as:
It tastes ____________.
It's made of ____________. (and so on).
The last exercise is getting the students to make their own restaurant dialogues in groups of 2 or 3. They have to use the phrases and sample vocabulary they have been learning in the worksheet (though of course they are not restricted to this completely). They will later act out their dialogues to the whole class (and the teacher may grade their speaking).
This worksheet has been used in the classroom to high-school ESL students (grade 10). I would say it's also suitable for slightly younger ESL students too and also ESL adults of intermediate ability.
Note: What I did prior to using this worksheet was have students make finger-puppets. I tried this because when it came to acting out their dialogues I wanted to take away some of their anxiety of speaking to their peers in a foreign language. It worked as firstly they enjoyed making them and secondly it helped students overcome their fear of speaking.