Is "What's your favorite lunch menu?" appropriate question for ESL textbook?
May 9, 2011 11:21 PM Subscribe
ELT-filter: I'm arguing that "What's your favorite lunch menu?" is Japanese-English phrasing that shouldn't be included in an English textbook.
posted by planetkyoto to writing & language (37 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is from the customer perspective, not a restaurateur creating a menu. I say that the menu is just that, the list of food items, and not the food itself. "What's your favorite lunch item, lunch combination, lunch special" are OK from my perspective, but "What's your favorite lunch menu?" sounds Japanese and should be avoided. You don't eat the menu. Maybe I've lived overseas too long and lave lost my perspective. Sanity check, please. Oh, they also have it as the title of the unit.