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.

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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Submitted by c.lopes23 on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 20:01

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I sometimes buy drinks or snacks

Submitted by cittàutopica on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 12:10

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I often go at cafés because I like drinking Italian coffee and staying in for a nice chat with my friends.

Submitted by konatenasty on Fri, 08/05/2020 - 10:51

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I like to cook at home and inviting my friends to enjoy my freshly squeezed fruit cocktail without sugar and my spécial cake.I am a good an cake and juice are my specialities.

Submitted by Hello from Russia on Wed, 06/05/2020 - 20:11

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not often

Submitted by Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Wed, 06/05/2020 - 01:25

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I rarely buy drinks or snacks from cafe, because it’s expensive and I’d rather to buy anything from markets.

Submitted by Phuc tran on Sun, 03/05/2020 - 01:29

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Sometimes, i go to the coffee with my friend. We order something to drink like coffee, fruit juice, milk tea. And after that, we have had some pleasure story to talk about daily life in my country.

Submitted by Kitty pretty on Fri, 01/05/2020 - 06:41

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actually i rarely go to cafe, because im not to like cafe, i more like go to market or restaurant

Submitted by Youssef Karfouh on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 15:53

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i rarely do when i hang out with my friends , we take some snacks but not from coffe , because there are many snack shops here arround my hometown .