Eating out

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


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


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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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Waiter: Hello.
Jamie: Hi. A table for two, please.
Waiter: Of course. Over here, please. Here’s the menu.
Sally: Thank you.
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.


What food and drink from this menu would you order?

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Submitted by iiLavenderii on Sat, 04/14/2018 - 20:15

i like fresh orange juice, salad and rice
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Submitted by SLMT on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 00:31

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 cat28 on Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:40

I'd like spring rolls, Thai curry with rice, and Beer please!

Submitted by Athony on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 15:58

Mom's food is best
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Submitted by Danganhminh2007 on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:17

My mother's food is the best
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Submitted by bilko on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:45

I prefer döner(Turkish kebap) instead of chicken or fish for main menu. I'd like ice cream for dessert and I'll have coke to drink. BON APPETİTE! Guys...

Submitted by Levita2018 on Mon, 01/01/2018 - 18:54

I'd like to order a green salad, a steak and ice cream for dessert, please!

Submitted by David (not verified) on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 03:43

Hi...I would like to swimming...

Submitted by phuong (not verified) on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:06

Potato soup, cappuchino, cheese pizza :v
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