Everyday English Converstions - Eating out

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This is part 3 of the series Everyday English Conversations. This is about eating out. This is good to use in your classroom or at home. Practice listening to phrases and dialogue used in eating out.

Transcript of Everyday English Converstions - Eating out

  • 1. Live Free / Speak Free
  • 2. Click on any of the sound icons through out this presentation, that are in blue type to listen to it. You may click as many times as you like. The dialogues are all one conversation and are not broken into sentences for listening. Listen to each saying and / or sentence and then repeat each of them. You may want to do this several times so you get the right pronunciation. Continue
  • 3. Phrases Dialogues
  • 4. At a Restaurant At a Bar or Caf
  • 5. Booking a table do you have any free tables? a table for two, three, or four please I'd like to make a reservation I'd like to book a table, please when for? for what time? this evening at seven o'clock, seven thirty, eight o'clock, or eight thirty. tomorrow at noon, twelve thirty, one o'clock, or one thirty for how many people? I've got a reservation do you have a reservation? could I see the menu, please? could I see the wine list, please? can I get you any drinks? are you ready to order? do you have any specials? what's the soup of the day? what do you recommend? what's this dish? I'm on a diet I'm allergic to wheat, dairy products I'm severely allergic to nuts, shellfish I'm a vegetarian I don't eat meat, pork Ordering the meal
  • 6. I'll have the chicken breast, roast beef, or pasta I'll take this I'm sorry, we're out of that for my starter I'll have the soup, and for my main course the steak how would you like your steak? Rare, medium-rare, medium, or well done is that all? would you like anything else? nothing else, thank you we're in a hurry how long will it take? it'll take about twenty minutes If you'd like to get the waiter's attention, the most polite way is simply to say: excuse me! Here are some other phrases you may hear or wish to use during your meal: enjoy your meal! bon apptit! would you like to taste the wine? could we have ...? another bottle of wine some more bread some more milk a jug of tap water some water still or sparkling? would you like any coffee or dessert? do you have any desserts? could I see the dessert menu? was everything alright? thanks, that was delicious
  • 7. Problems the bill, please could we have the bill, please? can I pay by card? do you take credit cards? is service included? can we pay separately? I'll get this let's split it let's share the bill this isn't what I ordered this food's cold this is too salty this doesn't taste right we've been waiting a long time is our meal on its way? will our food be long? Paying the bill Things you might see Please wait to be seated Reserved Service included Service not included
  • 8. Ordering drinks what would you like to drink? what are you having? what can I get you? I'll have ..., please a pint of lager (one pint is a little over half a litre) a pint of bitter (a type of traditional English beer) a glass of white wine a glass of red wine an orange juice a coffee a coke large or small? would you like ice with that? no ice, please a little, please lots of ice, please a beer, please two beers, please three shots of tequila, please are you being served? I'm being served, thanks who's next? which wine would you like? house wine is fine which beer would you like? would you like draught or bottled beer? I'll have the same, please nothing for me, thanks
  • 9. I'll get these keep the change! cheers! whose round is it? it's my round it's your round another beer, please another two beers, please same again, please are you still serving drinks? last orders! Ordering snacks and food do you have any snacks? do you have any sandwiches? do you serve food? what time does the kitchen close? are you still serving food? a packet of crisps, please what flavour would you like? ready salted cheese and onion salt and vinegar what sort of sandwiches do you have? do you have any hot food? today's specials are on the board is it table service or self-service? what can I get you? would you like anything to eat? could we see a menu, please? When placing your order at a caf which offers take-away food, you may be asked: eat in or take-away?
  • 10. Bar games does anyone fancy a game of ...? pool darts cards Internet access do you have internet access here? do you have wireless internet here? The next day... I feel fine I feel terrible I've got a hangover I'm never going to drink again! Smoking do you smoke? no, I don't smoke I've given up do you mind if I smoke? would you like a cigarette? have you got a light?
  • 11. Ordering a meal Waiter: Hello, Ill be your waiter today. Can I start you off with something to drink? Ralph: Yes. Ill have iced tea, please. Anna: And Ill have lemonade. Waiter: OK. Are you ready to order, or do you need a few minutes? Ralph: I think were ready. Ill have the tomato soup to start, and the roast beef with mashed potatoes and peas. Waiter: How do you want the beef rare, medium or well done? Ralph: Well done, please. Anna: And Ill just have the fish, with potatoes and a salad.
  • 12. Language Notes Can I start you off with something to drink? Notice how the question starts with Can. Since this is a yes/no question, the intonation rises at the end. And Ill have lemonade. Notice how Anna stresses Ill and lemonade to emphasize her choice. Are you ready to order, or do you need a few minutes? The word or signals a choice here. Notice the rising intonation on order, and the falling intonation on minutes (the first choice is Are you ready to order? and the second choice is Do you need a few minutes?). Ill have the tomato soup to start, and the roast beef with mashed potatoes and peas. Notice that tomato soup, roast beef, mashed potatoes and peas are stressed because the food order is the important information here. Notice also that tomato soup, roast beef and mashed potatoes are compound words. The stress falls on the second word in each phrase. Well done, please. Notice that the subject and verb are omitted in the response; only the necessary information is given. Ill just have the fish. Anna says just here to mean that she does not want a starter.
  • 13. It tastes stale! The two people in the dialogue below want to fix pork chops for dinner, but they later find out that the meat has gone bad.... Wayne: What are we going to eat for dinner? Lilia: I'm going to fix some pork chops. Wayne: I'm afraid the meat is rotten. Lilia: That's strange! I just bought it the day before yesterday. Wayne: Well, I forgot to put it in the refrigerator. Lilia: Good for you! Now what should we eat? Wayne: Why don't we eat out? Lilia: Again? Weren't you just complaining that it's too expensive to eat out? Wayne: Not when you're hungry.
  • 14. I couldn't help it. They were so good! Cindy is a little hungry. She wants to eat some cookies she bought last night, but she finds that all the cookies are gone.... Cindy: John, where are the cookies? Don't tell me you ate them all! Again! John: Yes, I did. I couldn't help it. They were so good. Cindy: I thought you didn't like cookies. John: Well, I don't like cookies flavored with chocolate at all. But vanilla is different. I love them to death. Cindy: Huh, I didn't know that. John: Well, tell you what, vanilla cookies taste even better with a glass of cold milk.
  • 15. How do you want your beef? Maria eats out together with her friend. She orders roast beef and the waitress asks her how she wants her beef done .... Waitress: Are you ready to order now? Maria: Yes. I'll have some salad, roast beef, and mashed potatoes. Waitress: How do you want the beef? Rare, medium, or well-done? Maria: Well-done. And easy on the salt, please. Waitress: Sure. Anything to drink? Maria: Do you have coffee or tea? I'd like decaf. Waitress: Yes, we have both. Which one would you like, coffee or tea? Maria: Iced tea, please. And easy on the ice.
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