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Ordering Food in a Restaurant


Read this dialogue Waiter: Hello, Can I help you? Kim: Yes, I'd like to have some lunch. Waiter: Would you like a starter? Kim: Yes, I'd like a bowl of chicken soup, please. Waiter: And what would you like for a main course? Kim: I'd like a melted cheese sandwich. Waiter: Would you like anything to drink? Kim: Yes, I'd like a glass of Coke, please. Waiter... After Kim has her lunch.: Can I bring you anything else? Kim: No thank you. Just the bill. Waiter: Certainly. Kim:I don't have my glasses. How much is the lunch? Waiter: That's $6.75. Kim: Here you are. Thank you very much. Waiter: You're welcome. Have a good day. Kim: Thank you, the same to you.
Use this menu to practice ordering food in a restaurant.

Starters Chicken Soup Salad Sandwiches - Main Course Ham and cheese Tuna Vegetarian Melted Cheese Piece of Pizza Cheeseburger Hamburger deluxe Spaghetti Drinks Coffee Tea Soft Drinks - Coke, Sprite, Fanta, etc. $1.25 $1.25 $1.75 $3.50 $3.00 $4.00 $2.50 $2.50 $4.50 $5.00 $5.50 $2.50 $3.25

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Waiter: Welcome to Antico's. Here are your menus. Today's special is grilled salmon. I'll be back to take your order in a minute. ... Waiter: Are you ready to order? Customer 1: I'd like the seafood spaghetti. Waiter: And you? Customer 2: I'll have a hamburger and fries. Waiter: Would you like anything to drink? Customer 1: I'll have a coke, please. Waiter: And for you? Customer 2: Just water, please. Waiter: OK. So that's one seafood spaghetti, one hamburger and fries, one coke, and one water. I'll take your menus. ... Waiter: Here is your food. Enjoy your meal. ... Waiter: How was everything? Customers 2: Delicious, thanks. Waiter: Would you like anything for dessert? Customer 1: No, just the bill please.

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Name:______________________________________________ Class___________________________________________________ Date_________________________________________________________

Restaurant Cloze Fill in the blanks with words from the box: appetizer bar breakfast brunch buffet chef cook dessert dinner dishwasher fancy fast-food lunch non-smoking salad smoking soup tip waiter

People Who Work in a Restaurant: The person who serves your food is called a ___________________. The person who cooks your food is called a ____________________ if it is a cheap restaurant or a _____________________ if it is an expensive restaurant. A ___________________ is somebody who washes dishes. If the food and service is good, people usually leave a __________________.

Meals and the Time of Day: Most people eat ____________________ after they wake up. Around noon people have their midday meal, or _____________________. And ___________________ is the meal that people eat in the evening. However, sometimes, especially on Sunday, people like to sleep in, so instead of having breakfast, they eat a meal between breakfast and lunch called ______________________.

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Parts of a Meal: At lunch or dinner sometimes people order a snack before the meal called an ________________________. A __________________ or a ___________________ is often served alongside the main meal. After dinner, people sometimes treat themselves to ___________________.

Types of Restaurants: Its nice to eat at a ___________________ restaurant, but that can be expensive. Sometimes, if you are short on time or short on money, you might go to a ______________________ restaurant because the food is cheaper and served faster. Some restaurants have a ________________________, which means you take a plate up to a table loaded with food and you can put as much food as you want on your plate. Other restaurants have a ___________________ where you can get an alcoholic drink while you are waiting for your table. Most restaurants these days have a _________________ and a _________________ section.

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USEFUL SENTENCES FOR RESTAURANT SPEECH


At the restaurant 1) The waiter What can I do for you? Can I help you? Can I take your coat? Have you booked a table? How many are you? Would you follow me, please? Can I take your order, sir/madam? What would you like to start with? What would you like to drink? What would you like for dessert? How would you like your steak? (rare, medium, well done) Do you want a salad with it? What kind of dressing? Anything to drink? Do you want a dessert? The burgers are very good. Sorry, the hamburgers are off. Is everything all right? Did you enjoy your meal? Are you paying together? May I show you to a table? If you wait, there'll be a table for you free in a minute. Do you want vegetables with it? Why don't you try the pizza? It'll take about 20 minutes.

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2) The guest A table for two, please. May we sit at this table? The menu, please. What's on the menu? Do you want fish? What's Irish Stew like? We're not ready yet. The steak for me, please. Can you bring me the ketchup, please? A salad, please. I'll have the same. That's all, thank you. Can I have the bill (AE: check), please? This is on me. Here you are. The rest is for you. Have you got wine by the glass? I'd prefer red wine. Please bring us another beer. Could I have chips (AE: French Fries) instead of salad? What can you recommend? Please bring me the bill (AE: check) with my coffee. I think you've made a mistake.

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Eating Out

It's 8pm. Mr Smith (Jack) and Mrs Smith (Jill) are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. They have just arrived at the restaurant. Mr Smith: Well here we are. What do you think? Mrs Smith: It's lovely Jack. Are you sure we can afford it? Mr Smith: Well I may have to do some washing up, but you're worth it. The waiter arrives. Waiter: Good evening sir, madame. Mr Smith: Good evening. We have a reservation for a table for two in the name of Smith. Waiter: Yes sir. May I take your coats? The waiter takes their coats and hangs them up. Mr & Mrs Smith: Thank you. Waiter: Your welcome. Would you like to come to the table or would you prefer to order in the bar? Mr Smith: I wouldn't mind an aperitif. We'll order in the bar. Waiter: Please follow me, I'll bring you the menu in a moment. Mr & Mrs Smith order their drinks at the bar and sit down to look at the menu. Mrs Smith: Oh dear Jack, it's all in French! Mr Smith: Well that's what we're paying for. Don't worry I've got an idea. Waiter: Are you ready to order sir? Mr Smith: Not really. Could you recommend something. Waiter: Certainly sir. The fresh lobster is particularly good this evening, and for starters may I recommend a light consomme? Mr Smith: Sounds lovely, what do you think dear?

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Mrs Smith: Oh yes, I love lobster. Waiter: So, that's two consomme and two lobsters. Would you like to look at the wine menu? Mr Smith: Why don't you bring us what you think will go best. Nothing too expensive though. Waiter: No problem sir. I'll call you as soon as your table is ready. The waiter walks away. Mrs Smith: You are clever Jack, but what about dessert. Mr Smith: Don't worry, they bring round a sweet trolley, so we just point at what we fancy! A while later Mr & Mrs Smith have finished eating and are drinking their coffee. Waiter: Was everything to your satisfaction? Mr & Mrs Smith: Yes, lovely thank you. Mr Smith: The whole meal was delicious, our compliments to the chef. Unfortunately we have to be back for the baby-sitter so could we pay now? Waiter: Certainly sir, I'll bring you the bill. Would you like me to order you a taxi. Mr Smith: Yes that would be great, thank you. Mrs Smith: What a nice man, we must leave him a good tip. Mr Smith: Yes of course.

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1. It's eight o'clock in the morning.

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2. The Smiths are late.

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3. The Smiths order in the bar.

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4. Mr and Mrs Smith speak French.

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5. The restaurant is expensive.

A. B. C.

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6. Jill dislikes lobster.

A. B. C.

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True False Doesn't say

7. They ask for the dessert menu.

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8. They really enjoy the meal.

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9. The meal costs too much.

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True False Doesn't say