I work as a waiter. Grammar: The Present Simple Tense

The theme: I work as a waiter. Grammar: The Present Simple Tense

The aims:

  • to present the text “I work as a waiter”, to teach the students to say about the work of the waiters; to systematize the students’ knowledge about The Present Simple Tense
  • to develop the students’ habits of activity, their skills of hearing, reading
  • to teach them to be polite, to be attentive

The type: combine

The methods: explaining, individual and group working, brain storming, teaching by the


The aids: cards, schemes

The procedure of the lesson:

  1. Org. moment.
  • Greeting students
  • Duty’s report
  1. Checking of home-work

Shopping. Exercise 5 at p.22

  • Dialogues (role play):

Shop assistant: Good – afternoon! Can I help you? What would you like to buy?
Customer: What vegetables have you got?
Shop assistant: There are potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbages.
Customer: How much does the potato cost?
Shop assistant: Their prices are different. From 80 to 100 tenge.
Customer: Where are these potatoes from?
Shop assistant: They are from Kostanai. And these are from Turkestan. They are cheaper. Potatoes of our place are the most expensive, but they are the best.
Customer: Can you weigh 3 kilos of our place’s potato. How much must I pay?
Shop assistant: Three hundred (300). Don’t you want to buy carrots or cabbages?
Customer: Ok, weigh 2 kilos of the best carrots and one big cabage. How much?
Shop assistant: Seven hundred (700)
Customer: Here you are.
Shop assistant: Thank you very much. Good-bye.
Customer: Good-bye.


1. Mother to her son: Nick, take the money and the shopping-bag and go to the baker’s.

Nick: What shall I buy, mum?

M.: A loaf of brown bread, a long loaf of white, two buns and biscuits for tea.

N.: Anything else?

M.: Let me see. On your way back drop in to the dairy shop and buy a bottle of milk, half a kilo of hard cheese and a kilo of curds or cottage cheese.

N.: All right, mum. I am off.


2. Aunt Vera to her niece Kate: Kate, it’s time to go shopping. Don’t forget the money and the shopping-bag.

Kate: What shall I buy, auntie?

A: Go to the butcher’s for some steak and a chicken. On your way back drop in to the grocer’s  and get a packet of flour and buckwheat.

K.: Very well. I’m ready.


  1. Presentation of the new theme.
  • Presentation of the new words
as  как, в качестве

cover  столовый прибор

to dust вытирать пыль

cruet-set  прибор  для соли, перца, специй

to sweep подметать

to spread [spred] a cloth on the table накрыть стол скатертью

cloth  =  table-cloth скатерть

vase [va:z, veiz] ваза

to receive guests принимать гостей

mate товарищ (по работе, по общежитию)

to serve   обслуживать  (гостей);  подавать (еду)


to recommend [¸rekə’mend] рекомендовать

table d’hôte dishes дежурные блюда

á la carte [alə’ka:t] Fr. порционно

special dishes   =   specialties [‘spejaltiz] фирменные блюда

break перерыв

to dance танцевать

to leave уезжать, покидать

cash money наличные деньги

cashier кассир

every other day через день

to like нравиться


  • Presentation of the text

I Work as a Waiter

I work as a waiter at the restaurant «Moscow». I come to at about ten o’clock, dust my tables and chairs, sweep the floor, spread cloths on the tables, put flowers in the vases and set the tables for dinner1. I bring napkins and menu-cards. I put clean covers (spoons, forks and knives) and cruet-sets on each table. The head waiters, waiters and waitresses prepare the restaurant-hall for receiving guests2. At twelve o’clock guests come to dinner. My mates and I serve dinner till five. We recommend table d’hote and a la carte dishes. From five to six we have a dinner break.

Guests come to supper at six and we serve them till eleven. We recommend special dishes. The guests have a good time3. They eat, drink, dance and talk. At midnight they leave the restaurant. I give the cash money to the cashier, take the dirty dishes away and go home. I work every other day. I like my work.

What does the waiter put on the table for dinner every day? He puts clean covers: spoons, forks, knives and cruet sets.

  • Presentation of the grammar

Present Simple Tense күнделікті, қайтланып тұратын, тұрақты іс-әрекеттерді айту үшін қолданылады. Жасалу жолы:       V1     немесе      V1 +s(es)

I cook                                              we cook

you cook                                         you cook

he, she, it cooks                              they cook

We cook much food on Saturdays.

They go to the restaurant on holidays.

The child likes ice-cream.

Do you cook much food on Saturdays?

Does he go to the restaurant on holidays?

We often go to the cafe on Sundays.

I don’t always buy meat.

Sometimes I buy fish.

I never eat ice-cream in winter.


  1. Consolidation

Ex.1. Give short answers

  1. Do you work as a waiter? 2. Do you work at the restaurant “Moscow”? 3. Do you come to work at ten? 4. Do waiters, waitresses and head waiters prepare the hall for dinner? 5. Do your guests come at eleven o’clock? 6. Do your guests come at twelve? 7. Do your mates and you recommend dishes for dinner? 8. Do you recommend table d’hôte dishes for dinner? 9. Do you recommend á la carte dishes for dinner? 10. Do you serve dinner till seven? 11. Do you serve dinner till five? 12. Do you recommend special dishes supper? 13. Do your guests have a good time in the evening? 14 they dance? 15. Do you serve your guests till midnight? 16. Do like your work?

Ex.2.   Give the interrogative form of the sentences

1.We work at the restaurant «Moscow». 2. They come to work at nine o’clock. 3. She works every other day. 4. Peter serves his guests very well. 5. Your guests have a good time. 6. His friend Mike recommends his guests a la carte dishes.

Ex.3.   Give the negative form of the sentences

1.We work every day. 2.We come to work at eight o’clock. 3.The head waiter meets his guests in the check-room. 4. He greets his guests in Russian. 5. Guests come to dinner at ten o’clock. 6. We serve table d’hote dishes for supper. 7. This guest orders table d`hôte dishes.

Ex.4 Make sentences

We serve dinner

We have a break

Waiters and waitresses have dinner

Tourists have supper


twelve to four

four to five

one to two

seven to eight.

We serve breakfast

They serve dinner

Waiters serve supper

inthe morning

the afternoon

the evening

dinner, supper

I recommend table d’hote dishes

We recommend special dishes

We have coffee and akes

We prepare the restaurant hall


receiving guests

  1. Giving of home task.
  • Exercise 4,8at p. 27-28
  • To learn by heart the new words
  1. Conclusion


    The end of the lesson