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1 1 General Education Office BUSINESS ENGLISH LA.231/LA.331/LA.3501 Unit 5: Food and Entertaining

2 2 Objectives By the end of this class you should be able to… 1. 1.Describe a range of food and etiquette Order a meal 3. 3.Use grammar points some and any and (un) countable nouns 4.Choose a restaurant for a business meal

3 3 7 Crudités 6 Chicken Liver Pate 2 Chicken Kiev 3 Prawn Cocktail 4 Beef Madras 5 Roast Leg of Pork 1 Fillet of Haddock 8 Lyonnaise Potatoes A Variety of Dishes…. a e f b g c d h

4 4 A Variety of Gourmet Dishes…. a b e c f d 5 Delices de Grison (Air dried beef) 4 Les Mignons de porc (Sliced loin of Pork) 2 Les escargots en chausson (Snails in puff pastry) 3 Lemince de veau zurichois (Sliced veal and mushrooms) 1 Fondue Valaisane (White wine and cheese) 6 Sorbet au marc de champagne (Iced champagne)

5 5 Food Food has always been an important part of society. Doing business will often use dining as a good way to communicate the business deal in a comfortable manner. Food can communicate things we do not need to say, such as… status, nationality, and identity.

6 6 Dining Out Dining Out, or Eating Out, is a phrase that means to eat outside of home, usually in a restaurant or other public place. In the past, only high society or rich people would eat out, but nowadays it is popular to dine out for business deals. Usually, business dining will be during lunch, because dinners are typically considered a time to eat with family in most countries. Is this the same in your country?

7 7 Dining Culture There are many things to know about dining with people from a different culture, but especially when those people are going to do business with you. For example, some cultures consider leaving food on your plate polite, whereas other cultures consider it rude. Some cultures will use only one utensil, like a spoon or fork, at a time, but other cultures will use both at the same time. What are the dining rules for your culture? Can you name some others?

8 8 Dining Culture Timing is also important to remember. Some cultures will serve all the food in a meal at the same time, so that the diners will be able to eat anything at anytime. But in most Western cultures the different parts of the meal are served at different times. For example, the starter is served first, the main course is served second, the dessert (sweet) is served third. There are always many differences between cultures, so always research the dining culture habits before conducting business.

9 9 Vocabulary - Adjectives What kind of food do you like? Make ADJECTIVES: ChinaJapan Thailand IndiaTurkeyItalyFrance Germany Russia Swedenthe UK I like Chinese food. I love Italian food.

10 10 Vocabulary – Adjectives / Matching Match the typical dishes (1-8) to the adjectives(a – h) What other typical dishes do you know? 1 currya) American 2 snailsb) Italian 3 sushic) Indian 4 spaghettid) French 5 goulashe) Hungarian 6 hamburgerf) Chinese 7 paellag) Japanese 8 sweet and sour chickenh) Spanish

11 11 Vocabulary – Eating out Choose the odd one out in each group of food words below. Use food types to explain your answer. 1salmontunacodonion 2beefapplelambchicken 3carrotspeastroutbroccoli 4vealgrapescherriespeach 5 cabbage eelcaulifloweraubergine Onion – its a kind of vegetable.

12 12 Reading – Dining Etiquette a) Discuss these questions. 1 1Do foreigners eat your national food in the same way as you do? 2 2What changes do people in your country make to foreign dishes? Founder/ManagerName of RestaurantLocationType of food served Alan Yau________ 1________ 2________ 3 ________ 4Brasserie Roux________ 5________ 6 Noboyuki Matsuhisa________ 7USA________ 8 Chop Stick________ 9________ 10 b)Look through the article on page 44 and complete this fact file.

13 13 Word Matching C) C)Match these words (1-6) to their meanings (a-f). Use a good dictionary to help you. 1etiquettea) change something to make it suitable for a new situation 2innovativeb) the way a situation is developing or changing 3insist (on doing something)c) knowing a lot about fashion and culture 4adaptd) new, original 5sophisticatede) the rules of polite behavior 6trendf) keep doing something that other people dont like Sophistication is the quality of refinement displaying good taste, wisdom and subtlety rather than (not) crudeness, stupidity and vulgarity.

14 14 Reading – Dining Etiquette D)Decide whether each statement is true or false. 1 1Alan Yau says that tastes in food are changing in Asia only. (false) 2 2Thai people dont understand etiquette very well, according to Yau. 3 3Hughes Jaquier finds it strange that some people drink coffee with their meals. 4Nobu adapts his dishes for American customers. 5 5Japanese restaurant goers dont like to try different cuisines. 6 6In Japan, adapting Western food and etiquette is not something new.

15 15 Language Focus 1 - some / any We use some in positive sentences. There are some very good restaurants in the city centre. We also use some when we offer things and ask for things. Would you like some more coffee? Can I have some tea? We use any in most questions. Do you have any beef? We also use any in negative statements. We havent got any beef today.

16 16 Language Focus A) A)Tick the correct sentences. Correct the mistakes in the other sentences Id like any water Could I have any more coffee? 3. 3.Are there any restaurants near here? 4. 4.There isnt some wine left Id like some cheese please Do you have any soft drinks?

17 17 Language Focus B)Read the dialogue about choosing a restaurant. Underline the correct words to complete it. MinaThere are some/any good restaurants in the centre. IvanYes, but there isnt some/any parking. We could go to the Texas Steakhouse near the airport. MinaDo they serve some / any vegetarian dishes? IvanI dont thinks so. How about the Marina? They do some/any great fish dishes, and they have some/any vegetarian starters, too. MinaGood idea. Ill see if theyve got a table for 9 oclock.

18 18 Listening – Ordering a Meal A) A)A man and woman are ordering a meal in a restaurant. Listen and write M for man and W for woman. 1 Starter Salad Snails Soup 2 Main course Spaghetti Paella Sushi 3 Dessert Ice-cream Fruit Apple pie

19 19 Listening – Ordering a Meal C) C)Put this dialogue into the correct order: a) a)You should try the roast duck. Its delicious. b) b)No thanks, Im full. c) c)Would you like a starter? d) d)Right. Ill get the bill. e) e)Id like the soup, please. f) f)Would you like a dessert? g) g)What do your recommend for the main course? h) h)Thanks very much. That was a lovely meal. I really enjoyed it. D) Listen and check your answers.

20 20 (Un) countable nouns A) Tick the countable nouns: 1reservation9information17table 2fax10seat18tip 3air conditioning11luggage19transport 4bathroom12flight20soup 5bill13menu21work 6employee14money22shopping 7equipment15overtime23suitcase 8hotel16receipt24leisure

21 21 (Un) countable nouns B) Correct the mistakes in these sentences. Use a lot of, many, or much 1They dont have much vegetarian dishes here. many 2How many does it cost? 3The restaurant hasnt got much tables left. 4I dont have many time at the moment. 5I drink much coffee. 6There arent much hotels in the city centre. 7It costs much money. 8I dont want many spaghetti. Theres ice-cream for dessert. much many much a lot of many a lot of much

22 22 Skills - Entertaining A)Two managers are discussing how to entertain a group of important foreign visitors. Complete the dialogue below with words from the box. right recommend book entertain invite call about LeeHow can we _entertain__ our visitors next week? CaryWhy dont we _____________ them for dinner? LeeGood idea. Which restaurant do you _____________? CaryThe food is always good at Pierres. LeeThats _____________, but its actually very busy. CaryHow _____________ a restaurant by the river? LeeYes. Theres a good Italian restaurant there. Shall I _____________ a table for Wednesday night? CaryYes, please. Can you _____________ the restaurant as soon as possible, please? Listen and check your answers.

23 23 Skills - Entertaining B)You are in a restaurant. Match what you thinks (1 – 7) to what you should say (a – g) You thinkYou say 1I want a steak.A) Can I have the bill, please? 2The fish is good.B) Are there any vegetarian dishes? 3What is the best dish?C) Id like the steak, please. 4I need to pay.D) I need a few more minutes. 5I dont eat meat.E) Can I have the wine list, please? 6I want to choose some wine.F) What do you recommend? 7Im not ready to order yet.G) I recommend the fish.

24 24 Skills - Entertaining C)Listen to a waiter in a restaurant. Use responses from previous to reply. You hear:Are you ready to order? You say:I need a few more minutes. A) Can I have the bill, please? B) Are there any vegetarian dishes? C) Id like the steak, please. D) I need a few more minutes. E) Can I have the wine list, please? F) What do you recommend? G) I recommend the fish.

25 25 Skills – Useful Language Work in pairs. Student A, play the role of the waiter (see P148. Student B, see how many of the responses you can remember, then change roles) Suggesting Why dont we…..? Shall I ……? How about……? Giving Opinions I think…. is the best restaurant. The food is delicious. We need to go to …. Restaurant. Its close to the office. AgreeingDisagreeing Yes, because….I see what you mean but…. I agree, because.I dont know about that. I think….. Thats right.Thats right, but………

26 26 Summary Today we have learned how to: 1.Describe a range of food and etiquette. 2.Order a meal 3.Use grammar points some and any and (un) countable nouns 4.Choose a restaurant for a business meal


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