Episode 06 - I'll pay

Julia and Sammy enjoy their meal, but there's a problem. How is Sammy going to pay for it?


Waitress: Are you ready to order?
Julia: Yes, we are. ... I'd like chicken soup for the first course.
Sammy: And I'll have chicken soup, too.
Waitress: And for the second course?
Julia: I'll have ... steak and chips, please.
Sammy: And I'll have lasagne.
Waitress: OK, so two chicken soups, one steak and chips and one lasagne. Would you like anything to drink?
Julia: Would you like some water with your meal, Sammy?
Sammy: Oh, that's a good idea, but I prefer sparkling water. But I don't mind.
Julia: Yes, sparkling water. Can we have a bottle of sparkling water, please?
Waitress: Of course.      

Julia: Mmm, that was a nice meal.
Sammy: Yes, it was. This is a lovely restaurant.
Julia: Yes, it is. I come here quite a lot. ... Waitress, can we have the bill, please?
Sammy: I'll pay!
Julia: No, no. Let's pay half each.
Sammy: No, I insist. I'll pay.
Julia: Are you sure?
Sammy: Yes, yes. Absolutely.
Waitress: Here's the bill, sir.
Sammy: Thanks. Can I pay with debit card?
Waitress: Of course, sir.
Julia: I'll pay for the next meal we have.
Sammy: No, don't worry! This is my gift to you.
Waitress: Sorry, sir. There's a problem with your card. It says ...
Sammy: OK, I'll pay in cash. How much is it?
Waitress: It's 48 pounds and 53 pence.
Sammy: Oh dear! All my money is in my other jacket.
Julia: Don't worry! I'll pay. ... Here's my credit card.
Waitress: Thank you, madam.
Sammy: I'll pay for the next one.
Julia: Don't worry about it. I'll pay for this gift.

Task 1: Check your understanding 1


Task 2: Check your understanding 2


Task 3: Ordering 1


Task 4: Ordering 2


Task 5: Paying 1


Task 6: Paying 2



Average: 5 (5 votes)

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Sun, 06/11/2022 - 12:18


Yes , I have. I went to shop run out of money me , I took money from him brother.
Complete bought materials.

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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 13/03/2021 - 13:11

I returned the things I bought at the cash register, after noticing that I'm run out of money! ;)

Submitted by lnowakows on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:23

hello, I would like to ask why is no need to use articles before meals. there is... "...a bottle of water..." but "... I'd like chicken soup" or I'll have steak..." without article ("a").

Hello  Inowakows,

We say 'a bottle of water' because 'bottle' is a countable noun and we are asking for one.

'Chicken soup' is an uncountable noun, so we don't use 'a' before it.

'Steak' can be countable or uncountable, depending on the context. When it is used as an uncountable noun we do not use 'a' with it.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Emily Mellor on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 11:15

As far as I recollect, such cases never happened to me. But the similar one is that I bought a noodle soup without asking its cost. I thought it would be at most 500 kyats. When I paid in cash, I saw the bill for this and I was so amazed about that. It was 2000 kyats. After being this case, I never bought an item without asking its costs.

Submitted by Fedaa2001 on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 12:30

Yes when I went shopping and I took from my friends
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Submitted by Adriana Passador on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 10:47

Yes. My card gave a reading error and on the box it looked like I was stealing

Submitted by strouzi on Wed, 15/01/2020 - 13:19

Last month I had gone for shopping because I wanted to buy some gifts for my friends. When I was waitting in a large queue in front of counter I realized that I had forgotten my wallet in an other bag.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Tue, 07/01/2020 - 19:01

No, I have never forgotten having money in my wallet when I needed it.