by Teachit
15th January 2014

Use this restaurant review to analyse the language used and then get students to write their own. 


 Click to read The Telegraph review 

Teaching ideas. 

  • Make a Wordle with an extract of the review. Display the Wordle and ask students if they can guess whether the review is positive or negative. 
  • Focusing on the adjectives and descriptive phrases in the review, ask students to summarise the critic's opinion of the restaurant in ten words. 
  • Look at the review as a whole. What are the key features that appear, e.g. description of taste, description of decor etc. Come up with a list of three things that are vital to include in a restaurant review.
  • Get students to write their own review of a restaurant or eating place - it could even be the school canteen! It can be positive or negative but should include similar techniques to the article. 


You may find the Teachit resource Restaurant review helpful with these activities. (The PDF is freely available to all, although you will need to login). 

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