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 shafiqkassim on Thu, 19/09/2019 - 08:05

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I have completed the following lessons of a ordering in a cafe.the level that i chose is beginner A1

Submitted by Qhairun Nazmeen on Thu, 19/09/2019 - 08:04

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I have completed the following lessons of A student Discussion, A weather Forecast, and Making a Decision. The level that I chose was Beginner A1 Listening.

Submitted by Syazwanny17 on Thu, 19/09/2019 - 08:02

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I have completed the following lessons of Ordering in a cafe. The level that I chose was Beginner A1 Listening.

Submitted by raza.umar on Mon, 16/09/2019 - 18:41

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Actually, most of times I prepare everything at home to drink or eat. However, just during university time or with friends I like to buy these from different cafe. conversely speaking, I have not a good experience to buy these things out sides.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Wed, 21/08/2019 - 18:03

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I always buy food and drinks from restaurants . but I never buy drinks or snacks from the cafes because they are expensive .
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Submitted by shahramuteng on Fri, 16/08/2019 - 15:32

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I can't remember last time I went to a cafe, because it relates to over nine years ago.

Submitted by Toanrt on Mon, 05/08/2019 - 08:44

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Sometimes cause drinks in café are much more expensive
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Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Sat, 03/08/2019 - 16:17

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Can I say, 'Eaten here or take-away?' Thanks.

Hello Caterina Siligardi

'take away' or 'take out' are both commonly used. I'd recommend 'eat in' instead of 'eaten here'.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by ayusisi on Wed, 24/07/2019 - 07:54

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In my free time or weekend, I'd like to go to the mall or cafe with my friend. In a coffee shop or cafe, I usually order tea or matcha as a drink. But I seldom to order cake or brownies.