Shopping – in a Café

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at CEFR level A1 explores the theme of cafes. Students will have an opportunity to develop their reading, vocabulary and speaking skills.


This lesson presents vocabulary relating to cafes. Learners also practise reading and ordering instructions and a short dialogue. They practise a short role play.



Age and Level 

Aged 13-17 and Adult at CEFR A1


100-110 mins (This can be done over two lessons)

Learning outcomes

  • Name items found in cafés
  • Read and order instructions
  • Review common food and drink items
  • Practise ordering food and drink in a café


  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation (This can replace the worksheets)
  • Worksheet 1 - vocabulary
  • Worksheet 2 - Dialogues

By Sarah Burn

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment below and save it on your computer.


Lesson plan306.05 KB
Presentation869.07 KB
Worksheet 1181.81 KB
Worksheet 2186.91 KB
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Submitted by Gitagh on Fri, 03/29/2024 - 00:00

These are so very helpful. I have been newly certified and so I am grateful for these lesson plans!!! Many blessings to you!

Submitted by Siyaswati on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 01:07

Thank you for the material provided to teach adult English learners.It broadened my knowledge in teaching English.


With love


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