Booking a table

Listen to someone booking a table in a restaurant to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

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

Transcript

Staff: Hello, Gino's.

Jamie: Hi. Can I book a table for tomorrow night, please?

Staff: How many people is it for?

Jamie: Four.

Staff: And what time would you like?

Jamie: About eight, eight thirty maybe?

Staff: Let's see ... We're pretty busy tomorrow, so I can do half past seven or nine.

Jamie: Oh. OK, then. Half seven, please.

Staff: What name is it?

Jamie: Jamie.

Staff: J-A- ...?

Jamie: M-I-E

Staff: OK, so that's a table for four at half past seven tomorrow evening.

Jamie: Great. Thanks! Bye.

Staff: Bye.


Staff: Hello, Gino's.

Jamie: Hi, I called earlier to book a table for four and I was wondering if I can make it for six instead?

Staff: Ah, what name was it?

Jamie: It's Jamie.

Staff: Table for four at half past seven. So you want to change it to 6 o'clock?

Jamie: No, sorry. Can I make it for six people?

Staff: Oh, I see. Sorry! That shouldn't be a problem. I can move you to a bigger table but it will be nearer the kitchen. Is that OK?

Jamie: No problem. Is it possible to change the time as well? Make it a little bit later?

Staff: Ah ... yeah, we can. Is eight OK for you?

Jamie: Perfect, thanks!

Staff: Lovely. See you tomorrow, then.

Jamie: Thanks! Bye!

Staff: Thanks. Ciao! 

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Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Wed, 07/08/2019 - 15:04

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My favourite kind of restaurant is the pizzeria. I like eating pizza a! lot! And you? Do you like eating pizza?

Submitted by samreenmkhan on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 10:04

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i like restaurants with sea view and a good natural view

Submitted by jdevera21 on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 08:10

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What's your favourite kind of restaurant? I lived half of my life most near the seashore and my typical type of restaurant is like a very traditional old stylish venue, that cook's authentic unique local kinds of seafood dishes that will bring back my childhood favorite menus.

Submitted by Santika on Mon, 29/07/2019 - 10:35

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From this lesson I think it's better if we said something a little bit longer or detail. In this case, instead of "table for four" in part two of the conversation, Jamie can said "table for four people" to prevent missunderstanding/do not understand properly/a little bit confuse. And instead of six for 06:00 we can said six o'clock so it is clear that we talk about time. But sometimes things make us say something as short as possible especially in a conversation. Then if some missunderstanding/do not understand properly/a little bit confuse happen in the conversation, both parties can fix it patiently and politely with enough knowledge on grammar.

Submitted by ayusisi on Mon, 22/07/2019 - 11:40

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I really love Indonesia restaurants, the waiters are very nice and the most important, the food is delicious. I love Indonesian food like fried rice.

Submitted by fariba on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 11:33

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i like a big and romantic restaurant.it should have a beautiful view.
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Submitted by shahramuteng on Sun, 07/07/2019 - 23:24

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I like a restaurant that can serve the meals from my hometown, Rasht of Iran. it is interesting to know Rasht is designated as members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in terms of Gastronomy on 11 December 2015! to tell the truth, when I am hungry at outdoor, I prefer to have delicious fast foods such as cheeseburger. and I can't wait for finding my mother town foods!!!
I agree with you, Especially Baghalighatogh! Thanks for explain about rasht, i'm sorry about has a little information about my country!