Wie man Essen kauft

Ich möchte + # + (Essen), bitte!




Wie viel kostet das?

Ich möchte

1 Brezel,




Ich möchte

2 Brezeln,


Ich möchte

1 Bratwurst

mit Ketchup, bitte!



Ich möchte

2 Bratwürste

mit Ketchup, bitte!



Wie war Ihr Besuch bei uns?

Das Essen

Das Getränk

Der Service

Der Preis


Wirst du wiederkommen?





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Main Focus: I would like, want, please

Minor Focus: numbers (quantity, costs), ordering

Cultural Knowledge: Euros


  • Print and copy “surveys” (one per student) to use as an exit slip.
  • Option: Money from a TL country. Bring some in so they can see it.
  • Option: Create a street food stand/food truck in your room.
    • Items for sell
    • Money
    • Apron/Hat for clerk
    • Paper/Plastic Bags
  • Extension: Practicing numbers.
  • Consider bringing in food for them “to buy” and/or inviting others to share the learning/experience (administration, office staff, a local food truck owner, etc.). Let them learn & use German with your students!

Daily Objective

Introduce the daily objective. See if they can figure it out. Help them by using cognates, actions, or props.

Today students will be able to use their language skills and knowledge of street foods to order.


Show the video. Ask if they can figure out how to order.

Note: This is a bakery, and would love to replace with a video of someone ordering food on the streets.

Practice Ordering

Go over how to order.

Show students the pictures (one by one) of the vendor and the foods. Hover over the box to show what they said. (Tech idea that we would love to add one day: Record different people saying these lines. Only show the text if they need the help to work on listening skills.)

Let them use the formula to order from the options available. They could say this to a partner.

Model it for them after they do it so they can see if they are correct.

Option: Order and taste test REAL foods

Set up tasting stations (one station for each different food/drink) around the room with very small portions. Post a sign listing the names of the foods available. You could invite native speakers to host each of the stations for you so you can walk around and help students, or just let different students be in charge of the station. Then let students walk around and ORDER the foods the want to taste from each different station. Encourage them to ask questions about the foods and always use “please” and “thank you.”

* Take a few pictures of students interacting with each other/guest speakers and their reactions to tasting the foods.

Non-food option – find more pictures, use empty packages and/or plastic foods. Students can be responsible for setting up their own area with props.

Check for Learning

Mark/stamp their objective sheets if they can – ORDER a food/drink – accomplish the lesson objective at their proficiency level.

Extension: Write a review

Show students the survey from the receipt and have them write out their thoughts about one of the “places” of the foods they tried in class today.


Mark their “Objective Sheets” if they can do it at their proficiency target.

Remind them to be working on their “Experiences,” especially if one relates to this objective.

If they are using the “Unit Vocabulary Sheet,” give them time to write down what they learned today.

Extension Ideas

Reference any relevant options on the “Experiences/Homework Sheet.”

Market/Street Vendors/Kioscos

Put students in pairs. Then they pick a snack product (chips, nuts, ice cream, etc.). Then will then create their snack (real or fake) to sell.

You pick the country and currency. Give each student a different amount of money (in an envelope). Give one student a large amount.

Have one partner stay with the product to sell it. Have the other partner go buy snacks. Do this for a set amount of time. Then have them swap roles.

Reflect on the experience. Who made the most in sales? Why? Who spent the most money? The least? What language did they use? What language did they need that they didn’t know?

PRO TIP: Share the experience

Display the best pictures of the new foods, the guests, and your students ordering and taste-testing and post a few of the reviews! You could share them on a bulletin board in the hall, a class website, or a parent newsletter. Everyone loves to see real experiences that happen in the language class!

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