Ordering in a café

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

Instructions

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

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.

Discussion

Download
Worksheet61.58 KB

Language level

Do you need to improve your English listening skills?
Join thousands of learners from around the world who are improving their English listening skills with our online courses.
Average: 5 (3 votes)

Submitted by s4lemm on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 12:11

Permalink
Rarely, I usually have a snack at home or at work.

Submitted by Abdullah on Fri, 28/02/2020 - 09:33

Permalink
I don't buy them from cafes... I buy them from supermarkets! i do it seldom, because I don't into them so much!

Submitted by Talha Munir on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 18:44

Permalink
Some time I purchase snacks but usually I did not like it.. but I like cold drink with biryani, whenever I go to Bazar I ordered biryani along with cold drink..

Submitted by hamayoon on Sat, 22/02/2020 - 11:02

Permalink
In our country everything buy from shops and markets there isn't any cafe shop if it's it doesn't buy anything else

Submitted by siciidgaagaale on Fri, 21/02/2020 - 13:50

Permalink
I do not usually buy drink let alone snacks . I hadrly ever buy drinks because i do not often go cafés if it happens i order Vinto with milk it is very popular in our local cafés . last time i bought drink was three months ago while i was eating in a cafateria . I am not totally keen on snacks like biscuits 'sweets 'gam and so on.
Profile picture for user Kadir

Submitted by Kadir on Mon, 17/02/2020 - 19:20

Permalink
When I go to a cafe, usually offer a cup of coffee and a glass of water. Then I eat some chocolate. cake. My wife offer coke and strawberry cake. She likes that too much. You know children always want to drink coke and eat pizza.

Submitted by Farisasky on Tue, 04/02/2020 - 04:22

Permalink
I buy cake or drinks in cafe when I get hang out with my friends

Submitted by Sanja on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 14:21

Permalink
Sometimes, especially when I am with my kids. They like to eat cakes, French fries or hot chocolate and love spending time in cafès. I usually order a cup of coffee then.

Submitted by Dinka on Thu, 30/01/2020 - 07:07

Permalink
I buy some hot drinks and snaks when i go to the cafe with my friends.I prefer tea or orange juice.I am sweet tooth so i buy cookies,cupcakes,slice of cakes. despite the prices.