prison kitchen

This lesson focuses on vocabulary to describe nine typical tasks a catering assistant does: mop floors, wipe work surfaces, sweep up, chop, peel, serve meals, wash tea towels, load and unload the dishwasher. A listening task uses this vocabulary to make requests and learners practise making polite requests in role play situations and games.

Topic: Vocabulary and functional language for a catering assistant’s role.

Level:  E3  

Time:   90 minutes


  • To become more familiar with the job description of a catering assistant
  • To use language related to working in that role


  • Know nine key tasks a catering assistant does in their job
  • Make polite requests in a catering kitchen
  • Understand seven words/phrases you often see on a job description.