If you have students who work with a lot of Brits, or are moving to the UK, this might be helpful for them. It's a role play about how to offer and accept a cup of tea. There are a few tasks presenting and practicing the target language before the role play task itself.
You can use the illustrations to explain 'kettle', 'sugar lump' and 'pot' if the students get stuck.
Point out that these are the general phrases but that some regions may have their own unique slang. It's all right, because no one except locals will be expected to know it.
During the role play in exercise 4, if you have access to a kettle, you could actually make the drinks for authenticity. Why not?
1 As a morning drink, on an office break, when guests come round, with meals etc.
2 Sophie takes her tea with just a dash of milk. Mike takes his tea milky with two sugars. Fred doesn't drink tea at all.
1) Fancy a ...?
3) I've just put the kettle on.
4) How do you take it?
5) I like it
7) two sugars
8) I'm not much of a tea drinker.
NB: In certain situations, we stop using partitives. Here, we can say 'sugars' instead of 'lumps/spoonfuls of sugar'.
Upload date: 2021-02-22 08:33:06