This week we worked on comparisons in our lesson, which carried over to the diner. The customer had to tell the waiter two things she was thinking about and the waiter had to make a recommendation with a reason. Some of their made up dialogs incuded "I don't know if I should order the orange juice or the grapefruit juice" and 'I think you should order the orange juice because it is sweeter" or "should I order the waffle or the hot cakes?" and "I think you should order the waffle because it is more delicious." They did very well in figuring out when to use "more" and when to use the "er" ending.
Here in Japan, the price on the menu is the price the customer pays; you don’t pay tax and tip. The students don’t understand the practice of giving the waiter a tip. They want to know why you have to pay for the food, then pay to have it served. One student said she wanted takeout food, instead.
Ted stopped by my class one day and took this photo. They love to have their picture taken.