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.

Reading

Boat
The Boat Restaurant
★★★★☆
489 reviews
Lunch served 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner served 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
 
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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 RogerSonic on Wed, 06/12/2024 - 06:44

For starter, I would like to order a salad chicken, roast chicken and potatoes and for drink I would fresh mineral water.

Submitted by Sofia Pupiales on Sun, 03/24/2024 - 15:23

I like

Submitted by senda on Fri, 03/15/2024 - 16:51

Oh, I don't know what is cold drinks. Why are fresh orange juice and mineral water cold drinks?

Submitted by Christian2312 on Thu, 03/14/2024 - 01:02

Hello, good morning, my order is a tomato soup as a starter, my main dish would be a vegetable pasta, the snacks would be a cheeseburger and a chocolate cake for dessert, and finally an orange juice, please. thank you

Submitted by SamSausepan on Wed, 03/20/2024 - 08:49

OK wait about ten minutes and we will serve at your table. Er we don’t have chocolate cake anymore do you want anything else? We have delicious banana cake.

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Submitted by Meliha Shami on Thu, 01/04/2024 - 17:39

ok

Submitted by rosso01209 on Sun, 10/01/2023 - 17:12

Good morning, please bring me a chicken salad and a mineral water, thank you.

Submitted by Baotran2k78 on Fri, 09/22/2023 - 12:43

Hello, I would like to have chicken salad for my starter, roast chicken and potatoes for my main course, and chocolate ice cream for dessert. Ah, English tea, I have never tried it before so I would like to order it too, please. Thank you very much.

Submitted by darina_uk on Mon, 09/11/2023 - 06:59

Hello! I have never been at this cafe. So I am not sure what I want to order. Let me see. I would like chicken salad for starter and German sausage and chips for main course. And about drinks.. i'd like to have English tea.

Submitted by tinywinybing on Wed, 08/23/2023 - 19:43

Hello. I would like to order tomato soup, thai chicken and rice, and soft drinks, please

Submitted by Raptor11 on Wed, 08/16/2023 - 20:56

Hello, I would like to order the tomato soup and an Italian cheese pizza with tomato, and a fresh orange juice.

Submitted by catpuccinoxi on Tue, 06/27/2023 - 22:47

From this menu, I'd like to order a cheese burger for snack, a soft drink and for dessert I would like a lemon cake :)

Submitted by Carolina.2010 on Tue, 06/13/2023 - 20:01

I would like grilled fish and potatos and soft drink,please

Submitted by Engeveryjoy on Tue, 05/30/2023 - 09:29

Hello. I would like to order chicken salad for starter. Then I will have german sausage and chips for main course. I like cheese omelette and I want to order it for snack. I would like ice cream and chocolate cake for dessert. If you have fruit ice cream, could you bring me it, please. Then I will have a glass of fresh orange juice.Thank you!

Submitted by thatskyling_ on Mon, 05/01/2023 - 02:02

I would like to order Italian cheese and tomato pizza and two slices of lemon cake.

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Submitted by TrollFace on Tue, 04/04/2023 - 14:53

I did these correctly, this conversation is great!

Submitted by idk1 on Fri, 03/24/2023 - 09:28

I would like to have chicken salad for starter,Grilled fish and potatoes for main course,lemon cake for dessert. For a drink,I would like a glass of fresh orange juice.

Submitted by trungkien111 on Tue, 03/21/2023 - 15:48

for the starter, i'd like a Thai chickend and rice for the maincours. For a dessert i,d like ice cream and orange juice.

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Submitted by Tocoha1234 on Wed, 03/15/2023 - 13:23

For the starter, i'd like a tomato salad. And the main course, i would like a German sausages and chips. And the drinks and desert , i'd like to drink soft drink and eat some chocolate ice cream.

Submitted by JerryT on Sun, 03/05/2023 - 02:38

I would like to order
• Thai chicken and rice
• German sausage and chips
• Fresh orange juice

Submitted by Just.10 on Sat, 02/18/2023 - 19:03

I'd like to order chicken salad, roast an potatoes, for drink a Fanta and for dessert a lemon cake.

Submitted by Fencingisthebest on Thu, 02/09/2023 - 16:43

For my starter I would order a tomato salad, cheese burger as a snack, a cola to drink and a chocolate cake for dessert.

Submitted by pomelo on Fri, 01/20/2023 - 10:31

Hi, I would like to order a French onion soup for my starter. For main course I would like a Thai chicken and rice. I would like to drink an English tea, for desert I would like ice cream. Thank you.

Submitted by LauraMar on Thu, 09/08/2022 - 23:14

Hello, well to start I like a chicken salad and to drink a mineral water, with a cheese burger and a vegetable pasta and to finish a lemon ice cream.

Submitted by Turtle08 on Sun, 08/28/2022 - 10:43

I'd like to order a tomato salad for my starter. For the main course I'll take grilled fish and potatoes, and I'll take a bottle of mineral water for a drink. I'll also have a slice of chocolate cake for dessert.

Submitted by ahgima099 on Thu, 08/25/2022 - 06:22

For starter, I'd like tomato soup For maincourses , I'll have cheese burger and For dessert, I' d like ice-cream.

Submitted by Ira1321 on Sun, 07/24/2022 - 09:47

I'd would like to order thai chicken and rice,English tea and chocolate cake.

Submitted by cherry00 on Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:15

Good morning, I'd like a tomato soup, German sausage and chips. I'd like to drink mineral water and a chocolate cake for dessert.

Submitted by Baldbanana on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 10:23

I'd like to order German sausage and chips for the main course and one fresh orange juice

Submitted by Shosho on Mon, 06/20/2022 - 17:27

Hi ,for the starterI,d like green salad and for the main cours I,ll have steak

Submitted by ozdamarissgod on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 19:40

Good morning i want to eat eggs

Submitted by Fadikly on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 17:22

i would rather start the dinner first soup. my favorite meal is “lahmacun”.

Submitted by Sillakaraman on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 12:36

Hi I would like to order chicken salad for my starter. For my main course İ'd like vegatable pasta and I would like to drink mineral ester and for dessert I'd like lemon cake

Submitted by goksu on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 09:50

I want tomato soup for the start, I want hamburgers as the main course
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 13:54

Good afternoon, For starter I would order the tomato soup. I would like Italian cheese & tomato pizza for main course or the cheese burger at lunchtime. I would like to drink mineral water. For dessert I would like to eat the lemon cake. Thank you~♡
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Submitted by Ebrarr on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 07:38

very expensive we can't eat out at this time
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Submitted by mrym on Sat, 05/07/2022 - 11:43

I'm not that hungry.. I'll have chocolate ice cream and a burger

Submitted by XerusTus on Mon, 03/07/2022 - 07:37

Hello, I would like to order for starter a tomato soup and for main course I will have a roast chicken with potatoes. Can I have a fresh orange juice for drink and a chocolate cake like dessert, please. Thank you.

Submitted by faustine_la_folle on Mon, 03/07/2022 - 07:35

Hello First of all I would like to order a tomato soup and a chicken sandwich. I would like to drink a English tea. Then I will eat a dessert : a chocolate cake. goodbye

Submitted by Tomtaz on Mon, 03/07/2022 - 07:33

I would like to order grilled fish and potatoes. I would like drink soft drik and for desserts, a chocolate ice cream

Submitted by Kani on Mon, 02/21/2022 - 11:55

For starter I'd like to order Chicken salad and grilled fish and potatoes for main course. I don't like to drink during I eat, in stead of a small dessert I'd like to ice cream. Thank you guy.

Submitted by Sofi1234 on Sun, 02/27/2022 - 11:53

I would like ordering vegetable pasta, chicken salad, english tea and chocolate cake for dessert.

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Submitted by Ira1321 on Sun, 01/23/2022 - 18:35

I would like ordering tomato soup,thai chicken and rice and chocolate cake

Submitted by Sofi1234 on Sun, 02/27/2022 - 18:36

I would like to order chiken salad, vegetable pasta, English tea and chocolate cake.

In reply to by Ira1321

Submitted by Malika2009 on Sat, 10/30/2021 - 07:24

Hi! Well, I would like to order Italian cheese and tomato pizza, (because I love Italian cuisine), the chocolate cake ( I have really sweet tooth) , the cup of English tea (it smells like happiness) and some ice cream (I love it and I can eat per kilo every day).

Submitted by a01286975 on Fri, 10/29/2021 - 15:46

I would like to order a Chicken Salad, for main courses I would like to order italian cheese and tomato pizza and a fresh orange juice, and a fruit salad and cream, please.

Submitted by A01286954 on Wed, 10/20/2021 - 01:14

hi, good afternoon. To start I would like chicken salad, for the main course I would like tomato pizza and for the end I want ice cream. I would like water too. thank you.

Submitted by A01286531 on Mon, 10/18/2021 - 18:59

Hi, I would like to order for main course a Griled Fish and Potatoes and I'd like fo drink a mineral water to drink please. Thank you

Submitted by a01178729 on Mon, 10/11/2021 - 21:55

Good afternoon I would like a tomato salad and dessert to cake
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