Eating out

Listen carefully to the conversation in a restaurant and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

Preparation

Do this exercise before you listen.

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Transcript

Waiter: Hello.
Jamie: Hi. A table for two, please.
Waiter: Of course. Over here, please. Here’s the menu.
Sally: Thank you.
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Waiter: Are you ready to order?
Sally: Yes, we are.
Waiter: What would you like for your starter?
Jamie: I’d like French onion soup, please.
Sally: And I’ll have a tomato salad, please.
Waiter: And for your main course?
Jamie: Mmm, I’m not sure. I don’t know whether to have the steak or Thai chicken.
Sally: Oh, I’d like the Thai chicken and rice please.
Jamie: OK, me too.
Waiter: So that’s two Thai chicken and rice. What would you like to drink?
Jamie: I’ll have a fresh orange juice and ...
Sally: I’d like some mineral water, please.
Waiter: OK, thank you.

Discussion

What food and drink from this menu would you order?

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Comments

Submitted by DiegoD on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:55

I'd like start with cheese burger and cheese omelette and for desserts a chocolate cake I want drink a english tea

Submitted by JoseO on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:51

To start, I would like to order a chicken salad, and in the snack I would like a hamburger and a mineral water
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Submitted by Vale_R on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:50

Hi, for the starter I would like a Chicken salad, an Italian cheese & tomato pizza for the main course, to drink I would like a Mineral Water and no dessert. Thank you!!

Submitted by ulisesrey on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:45

I would order a cheese omelette with a fresh orange juice and a chocolate ice cream for dessert.

Submitted by JohanaD on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:44

I will order Italian cheese and tomato pizza and for desserts fruit salad and cream with fresh orange juice or mineral water.

Submitted by DiegoCastro on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:41

Hi, i would like to order a Chicken Salad for starter, The italian cheese and tomato pizza for main courses and for drink i would like an English Tea. Thank you

Submitted by MVillarreal on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:40

Hi, I'd like a cheeseburger and for a main course Vegetable pasta and to drink a fresh orange juice and.... to dessert a ice cream.

Submitted by Fatima on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:40

I am going to order chicken salad for starters, for main courses I order Thai chicken and rice because sounds delicious or Roast chicken and potatoes, and for the drinks I want a fresh orange juice :)

Submitted by Flavio on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:40

The food I am going to order is roast chicken and potatoes and to drink I want fresh orange juice and chocolate cake for dessert.

Submitted by LuisaM on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:37

I would like to eat roast chicken with cheese and tomato sandwich. An fresh orange juice to drink. And for dessert i'd like ice cream

Submitted by Aguilar_tecnologico on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 16:01

Hello, I would like to order a chicken salad as a starter, as a snack a hamburger, as a main dish I would like to order an Italian cheese and tomato pizza and a pasta with vegetables, to drink I would like to order a fresh orange juice and a lemonade with Mineral water and finally as a dessert I would like to order a vanilla ice cream with a chocolate cake.

Submitted by Israel on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:54

I would like to order a tomato sasa, for my sister I would like to order a cheese burger, to drink I would like to order mineral water and for my sister an orange juice.

Submitted by juanpa99 on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:46

I would like a tomato soup to start, for the main dish I want the Thai chicken and rice, to have a water, and I don't want dessert thanks

Submitted by LuisTonchez03 on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:41

I would like tomato soup and chicken salad,snacks like cheese burger and drink orange juice with soft drinks,desserts ice cream and lemon cake

Submitted by jennifer_Palafish on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:40

I would like to order an italian food, like pasta with salmon or pizza, and a mineral lemonade, and for dessert I want an ice cream

Submitted by 01281855 on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:39

I would like to order a chicken salad with an English coffee and for main course an Italian cheese and tomato pizza, and for dessert a chocolate cake

Submitted by Fuster on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:38

I’d like chicken salas for the starter, italian cheese and tomato pizza for the main courses , and to drink a fresh orange juice

Submitted by A01285868 on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:37

I want a tomato soup, with a vegetable pasta and mineral water, the soup i hope that will be hot!.

Submitted by A01286176 on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:36

I'd like a pizza without pepperoni and ham and you can bring me some cutlery and for the final I'd order an apple pie and for the drink I like a lemonade

Submitted by Daniel_Gzz on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:36

Hi, I would like to order a Thai chicken and rice, please. And for drink a want a fresh orange juice please.

Submitted by altair28 on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 00:26

Hi, i would like to order a french onion soup for started, Thai chicken and rice for main course, two softt drink and for my child a burger please. Thanks

Submitted by adrianam on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 18:48

I'm going to order French fries and a cheese burger, also tomato soup for the fries, and for dessert ice cream with fruit salad

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Submitted by naoescoto00251 on Mon, 09/07/2020 - 16:04

For a starter I would order a tomato soup, and for a snack I would order a burger and a fresh orange juice to drink.

Submitted by Luna on Fri, 08/21/2020 - 09:20

I'd like chicken salad, german sausage and chips, fresh orange juice

Submitted by pln on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 12:31

ı would like to tomato soup for the starter cuz it served with bread and butter:) roast chicken and potatoes for the main course. i wanna drink fresh orange juice, and ı wanna finish this meal with a slice of lemon cake.
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Submitted by Xuka on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 19:58

I'd like a tomato salad for the starter, Thai chicken and rice for the main course, and a chocolate cake for dessert. I only have mineral water for my meal.

Submitted by dongsoon on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 17:29

I'd like chicken salad for starter, vegetable pasta for main course, and fresh orange juice please

Submitted by dma98 on Sat, 07/18/2020 - 02:40

I'd like chicken salad for starter, grilled fish and potatoes for main course, for drink a fresh orange juice and for a dessert i'd like a chocolate cake. Thanks

Submitted by Nadeem20 on Thu, 07/16/2020 - 13:04

Hello I’d like french onion soup for the starter , roast chicken and potato for the main courses , and mineral drink
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Submitted by Giovannichoi on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 03:31

I almost always have pasta and bread for lunch, so I think the 'Thai Chicken' is the best menu. Well, I think this British Council helps me a lot, 'cause I can do the excercises again, and also I can read those 'writing' and 'reading' corners! Thanks, British Council!!!!!
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Submitted by samoiset on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:01

the audio does not work help me please i cannot use it why???!!!!!!!!!! answer me as soon as possible thanks

Submitted by editor_rachael on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 19:14

Hi samoiset,

 

Sorry the audio isn't working for you. Can you download it instead? Right-click on it and choose 'Save audio as'.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Best wishes,

 

Rachael
LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by samoiset on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 07:57

thanks that was helpfull it work now and thanks again for the avice i tryed to acctivat the flash in my sitting and now it work thanks again bye

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Submitted by Giovannichoi on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 04:49

Well, I'd like some French Onion Soup for the starter, and German sausage and chips for the main course. Also I want a cheese burger for snack, and an Ice-cream coffee (Affogato) for drink. And at last, for the dessert, I'll get some Chocolate cake. I bet it will be very good!!!!!!!

Submitted by anna_v3r on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:35

From this menu I would like to order tomato soup and an Italian cheese & tomato pizza. To drink I would like a fresh orange juice.
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Sat, 05/30/2020 - 20:58

I would like to order a chicken salad, a chocolate cake, a cheese omelette, a thai chicken and rice, a ice cream, a cheese and biscuits and fresh orange juice

Submitted by nimdini on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 04:23

I would like to order German sausage and chip.

Submitted by anhtuanbk60 on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 15:14

Waiter: Hello. Are you ready to order? Me : yes. I'll have a English tea and wifi password, please.

Submitted by Y_A_S_H on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:50

I think you should say- Yes, I'll have an English tea and the Wi-Fi password, please.

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Submitted by vittoriadigianno on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 11:54

i would like order cheese burger and chocolate cake

Submitted by mmatildepontoni04 on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 17:49

In this restaurant I'd like to order tomato soup for starter, Thai chicken and rice for main courses, mineral water as a drink and lemon cake for dessert

Submitted by chiarusso on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 17:23

i would order an italian pizza and a mineral water

Submitted by Matteo on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 17:23

I would like to order a grilled fish with potatoes and water

Submitted by Shhhh on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 02:48

To eat to ask German sausage and chips and ice cream. And to drink Fresh orange juice.

Submitted by gio_cra2004 on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:51

I'd like order a roast chicken and potatoes, mineral water and chocolate cake, thanks.

Submitted by _16lx on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:04

I'll like for stater French onion soup and for main course I'll have Thai chicken and rice and for drink I'll have soft drink

Submitted by Gabriele1926 on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 11:00

I would like grilled fish and potatoes, mineral water and an ice cream

Submitted by alaricofranca02 on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:12

I would order Italian pizza and mineral water and lemon cake for dessert. thanks

Submitted by sunflower on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 18:10

I'd like an Italian cheese and tomato pizza
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