PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Television Explores ‘Royalty A-Z’
Writing a Restaurant Review
April 8, 2005
Today, we will continue with our reading, “E!
Entertainment Television Explores ‘Royalty A-Z’” We will learn
how to write a restaurant review.
Hand in your
vocabulary sentences to your teacher.
will type 10 sentences for 10 different vocabulary words (on the
screen) and suggest corrections. After this work, the teacher
will print a copy for you to study for next week’s vocabulary
will go over the section on “Writing a Restaurant Review.” There
is a sample review for you to use as a model on page 2 of this
worksheet. You may have time to begin your writing in class
In order to
write a good restaurant review, you must include information
from each of the four following points:
Food: Name the dishes you tried. Comment on the flavour, the presentation,
freshness, spicing. Did the food arrive hot? Were the portions
Was the waiter helpful and well-informed? Was the table cleared
quickly? Did your water, tea, wine arrive when needed? Was your
waiter easy to attract to your table? Did you get your bill
quickly when you were ready to leave?
Was the restaurant clean? Was it well decorated and comfortable?
How were the other customers? Was there music? Was it too loud?
Were the bathrooms clean?
Other: Was the restaurant better or worse than others like it? Was it a good
deal? Is it a good place for a birthday or other celebration?
Should you make a reservation? Is it a good place for a large
Write a review of a
restaurant you enjoyed recently. Make sure that you cover all
four points: food, service, ambiance and other. Bring your
paragraph to class on Friday, April 15.
A Great Greek Restaurant
The Kalamata Greek Restaurant, near the corner of Cambie
and Broadway in
Vancouver, is my
favourite Greek-style restaurant. My family loves to eat the
many dishes, including souvlaki, humous, Greek salad and more.
To judge a Greek restaurant, the quality of the calamari is
important. At Kalamata, the quality is excellent: the batter
light, the spicing perfect, and the deep frying just right. Be
careful, however, because the portions are huge, so don’t order
too much food. In addition, the retsina is lightly flavoured of
pine tar and served at the best and coldest temperature. The
service is quite good overall, but the servers can sometimes be
busy, so getting the bill requires some patience. The restaurant
is very clean, though a bit noisy due to the hardwood floors.
Best of all, it is relatively inexpensive. Usually my bill for
four people is from eighty to ninety dollars, including wine and
a 15% tip. If you decide to go, The Kalamata is suitable for
families and groups and celebrations as big as twelve people. I
highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Greek style
food. (186 words; by
Brad Hyde; revised in 2005)
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