Learn some words and phrases for ordering drinks in a busy pub.

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Wow nice video, now i have know how to order beer at pub. Patience and persistence are my new words.And i can measure now with a pint and a half-pint.A lager and a bitter are kind of beer to order next time when at put.

Hello, I enjoyed the video. I just couldn't understand the discussion topic.
the sentence 'Where do you find it difficult to place an order?' what does it mean? does it mean 'in which place ordering is difficult?' or 'in which part of conversation ordering was difficult?'
Thanks.

Hello parisaach,

In the sentence 'Where do you find it difficult to place an order?', the word 'where' means 'in which place'.

If we wanted to ask about the part of the conversation then we'd say something like 'What problems do you have when you try to order something (in a bar/restaurant etc)?'


Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Excuse me I couldn't find "stout" in the conversation!

Hello 47agent,

The word 'stout' does not appear in the conversation. Sometimes other words are taught just to add some useful language to the task.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, a lot of thank for helping. I'm wondering is "patience and persistence" an IDIOM or phrasal verb or something else.
Thanks

Hello 47agent,

These are just normal adjectives used in the sentence and not any particular expression.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I have a question. At question 2 in the task, it provides information about what woman orders are two pints of lager and a glass of wine. I clicked on "false" because she also orders a chips with cheese and onion. Therefore, her total order is different than the list on the statement. It is why I clicked "false" but answer is wrong, means I should've clicked on "True" in order to make it right. How could it be? I think your answer is wrong. Chould you provide me feedback? Thank you in advance.

Hello LearnEnglish2016,

You're right, of course, about what the woman ordered. The idea behind statement two is that she did order two pints of lager and wine (even though that is not the complete order). Normally, I'd change the answer as you suggest, but since statement four also addresses the order, I'm going to add this to our list of exercises that we need to revise so that we can do a proper job of clarifying it.

Thanks very much for your feedback!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

That's the usual problem of how one should interpret a question. I'd say that the correct answer should be "True", because the event " The woman ordered two pints of lager and a glass of wine" happened, so that is true. Had it been " Did the woman order ONLY two pints of lager and a glass of wine" or " Did her order consist of two pints of lager and a glass of wine " I would have answered 'False'. But still a little doubt remains.....

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