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Takeaway Who Is a Bartender?

E S P > Food and Drink Services > Level A1.1 Starter


What Does a Bartender Do?

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CONTENT
•  Let’s Start! •  Let’s Explore! •  Let’s Practice! •  Extension Activity•  Target Words •  Learning Points

Let’s Start!

Let's Talk About Bartending!

Learning Outcome: Can Do Statements:


Understand sentences and vocabulary •  I can explain what a bartender does.
related to personal and technical topics.
•  I can explain the concept of
Organize raw material and professional bartending.
equipment for beverage preparation,
terms and basic expressions. •  I can exchange information about
bartending.
Ask your partner:
•  What do you think the characteristics
of a good bartender are?
•  What do you know about bartending?

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What Does a Bartender Do?

Let’s Explore!

It’s my first day as a bartender!

Instructions: Read the text below.


Stacy: Hello, Dylan. How are you?
Dylan: Hi, Stacy. I'm fine. I'm really happy actually; I have a new job.
Stacy: That's good news! What's your new job?
Dylan: I'm a bartender.
Stacy: Congratulations! That sounds interesting. What does a bartender do?
Dylan: A bartender serves drinks to a client in a bar, a restaurant or in a hotel.
bartender needs to know a great variety of drink recipes to create original and
amazing beverages. Also, a bartender has to be very friendly, creative, and fast.
Stacy: Wow! What else do you do?
Dylan: Well, I give the menus to the customers, tell them about the specials, pour the
wine, clean the tables and do inventories; for example, the liquor stock. Another
important thing I do is ask our customers for identification.
Stacy: Ok. So as I understand it, bartending is assisting customers, mixing drinks,
checking the supplies, doing some cleaning tasks, and being very polite with the
clients. Is that right?
Dylan: Yes, that's right! Bartending is not only about serving drinks, but also about
doing other important tasks in a really short period of time.
Stacy: Is it difficult to be a bartender?
Dylan: For some people probably, but, for me, it is really easy. I consider myself to be a
creative and efficient person which is why I love this job! For instance, I know
about traditional cocktails, recipes and new ways of mixing beverages. I also like
assisting customers. It is a very nice experience!

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Takeaway What Does a Bartender Do?
E S P > Food and Drink Services > Level A1.1 Starter

Let’s Practice!

Are you a bartender? That sounds interesting!


Instructions: Read the question. Select all the correct answers.

1.  What does a bartender do exactly? A bartender…


a.  serves drinks to a client in a bar, restaurant or in a hotel.
b.  prepares food and serves beverages.
c.  asks for the costumers' identification.
d.  writes recipes of drinks.
e.  gives the menu to the customers.

2.  What are the characteristics of a bartender? A bartender is…


a.  friendly
b.  boring
c.  artistic
d.  fast
e.  polite

Let’s Practice!

Kathe wants to know what bartending is.

Instructions: Complete the sentences by writing its corresponding word. Use capital
letter where necessary. Use: is, to be, to do, is not, needs.

1.  Bartending _____________ to attend the customers, to mix drinks, to check the
supplies, to do some cleaning tasks and be very polite with the clients.

2.  A bartender ____________ to know a great variety of drink recipes to create


original and amazing beverages.

3.  Bartending ______________ only serving drinks. It is necessary _____________


other important tasks in a really short period of time.

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Takeaway What Does a Bartender Do?
E S P > Food and Drink Services > Level A1.1 Starter

Extension Activity

Bartending is an amazing job!


Instructions: Complete the following steps. Fill in the Self-Assessment.

a)  Look for information about


bartending in different countries of Self-Assessment Yes No
the world: tasks, recipes, salary,
equipment, eccentric or strange 1.  I look for information
facts, etc. about bartending
around the world.
b)  Make a list of the similar and 2.  I explain bartending
different bartending responsibilities similarities and
and duties. differences from one
country to another.
c)  Compare your information with your
partners. 3.  I share and discuss the
information I found with
my class.

Target Words

•  amazing (adjective): incredible; •  customer (noun): a person who buys


spectacular a product or service
e.g. A bartender needs to know a great e.g. I give the menus to the customers.
variety of drink recipes to create
original and amazing beverages. •  pour (verb): to put a liquid in a
container
•  beverage (noun): any elaborated e.g. I pour the wine.
liquid that people drink
e.g. I know about traditional cocktails, •  stock (noun): merchandise; products
recipes and new ways to mix the e.g. I do inventories; for example, the
beverages. liquor stock.

•  task (noun): job; responsibility


e.g. So as I understand it, bartending
is doing some cleaning tasks and being
very polite with the clients.

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Takeaway What Does a Bartender Do?
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Learning Points

Simple Present Tense in Affirmative Form.

You use the simple present tense to talk about daily routines and facts.

Affirmative form structure

Subject + verb in present + complement

Examples:

•  I work at the bar from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am every day.


(daily routine)
•  You prepare beverages quickly.
(fact)

In the affirmative form of the third person of the singular (He, she and it) you add “S” to
the verb.

Example:

•  She works as a bartender.

AFFIRMATIVE EXCEPTIONS
I / You / He/ She/ It I/ You/We/ He/ She/ It
We / They They
dance dances have Has
talk talks do Does
read reads study Studies

Examples

•  A bartender serves drinks to a client in a bar.


•  I know about traditional cocktails, recipes and new ways to mix the beverages.
•  I also like attending customers.

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Takeaway What Does a Bartender Do?
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Learning Points

Bartender and bartending.


A bartender has a series of important tasks to do at work, those tasks are known as
bartending.

Some of these tasks are easy, but some others require previous or professional training.

Check the following chart with the most important tasks:

Bartender functions:
•  Greet clients in a polite manner
•  Offer the menu
•  Offer special products of the day
•  Take the orders
•  Prepare the drinks, cocktails, etc.
•  Mix the drinks according to the established recipes
•  Serve the drinks
•  Ask for identification to the customers
•  Clean the work area and the tables
•  Receive payments and give change
•  Do inventories and coordinate products supply