Ordering in a café

Ordering in a café

Listen to people ordering food and drinks in a café to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

Transcript

Customer 1: Can I have an orange juice, please?

Server: Regular or large?

Customer 1: How big is a large?

Server: This is a large. This is a regular.

Customer 1: I'll have a large, then, please. Without ice.

Server: OK, coming up.

Customer 1: Sorry, I wanted freshly squeezed orange juice.

Server: I'm afraid we only have bottled juices.

Customer 1: Oh, then I'll have an apple juice instead, please.

Server: Here you go. That's £3.50, please.

Customer: Thanks.

Server: Thank you.


Server: Can I help anyone?

Customer 2: Who's next?

Customer 3: You were first, I think.

Customer 2: What teas do you have?

Server: Breakfast tea, mint and green tea.

Customer 2: A mint tea and a slice of lemon cake, please.

Server: To eat in or take away?

Customer 2: Take away, please.

Server: There you go. That'll be £4.20, please.

Customer 2: Sorry, I've only got a fifty.

Server: That's OK. Here's your change … 5, 10, 30, 50.


Server: Who's next?

Customer 4: Can I have a ...

Customer 3: Sorry, I think I was in front of you. 

Customer 4: Oh, sorry! 

Customer 3: Can I have a chocolate chip cookie, please?

Server: Would you like a drink with that?

Customer 3: No, thanks. Just the cookie.

Server: OK, then. That's 95p, please.

Customer 3: Thanks. I think that's right.

Server: 50, 70, 80, 85, 90, 92, 94, yep, 95. Thank you.

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Submitted by abdalhameed on Fri, 14/06/2019 - 14:12

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I don't buy a drink or snacks from coffee.
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Submitted by Arwa_amq on Fri, 14/06/2019 - 13:12

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Can i say No, thanks, only the cookie Instead “just the cookie” ?
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Sat, 15/06/2019 - 10:41

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Hello Arwa_amq

I'd say 'just' it more common, but you could use 'only' instead of 'just' here.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by muditha906 on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 06:36

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Submitted by Htet Htet Win on Fri, 24/05/2019 - 06:42

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I sometimes go to the cafe with my family where is my favourite place. We like fruit juices and snacks from this cafe. I bought some juices and snacks from this two weeks ago.

Submitted by Wahiba on Sat, 18/05/2019 - 09:11

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I some time order freshly squeezed orange or limon jus or coffee and If I haven’t enough time to eat I prefer having fish sneak.

Submitted by alexnguyen88 on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 16:39

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Hello everybody. I'm studying English in Philippines. My English is very basic, so I really hope of finding someone in Baguio, Philippines, who can help me about speaking.

Submitted by Liv hoang on Sat, 11/05/2019 - 10:14

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I sometimes buy drinks but I rarely buy snacks from cafe. I like juice more than coffee. Coffee make me not to sleep and juice is good for health. I usually drink fresh seasonable juices.

Submitted by Setareh on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:07

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I buy drinks and snacks from cafes once a month...

Submitted by César Árraga on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 02:01

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Nearly always I buy drinks as mineral water because in my country, even in the autumn season, it's still very hot so it makes me very thirsty. But, I occasionally buy snacks from cafés.