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

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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 hangnt5 on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 03:00

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I rarely buy drinks and snacks from the cafes, I just buy them when I go to the cafes with my friends at the weekend. And when I travel with my family. I always buy drinks and snacks from the supermarket, it is cheaper. I like freshly squeezed juice because it is good for health. I don't like fatty food. instead I like vegetable.
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Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 17:30

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I seldom buy drink or snacks in coffees. That can happen when I get on travel to go the mountain or to the beach in the Summer.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 15:25

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I buy coffee or snacks pretty often. Actually, mostly coffee. I'm a coffee nerd and just can't imagine my life without it. Talking about snacks, I prefer something with meat, especially when I'm in a rush and don't have much time for eating at home and cafe

Submitted by Khdog on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 07:35

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Yeah I like buy from cafe sometimes when I be with friends or my sisters.

Submitted by Salva77 on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 15:10

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Sometimes when I have free time I like to meet friend in a coffee shop to talk to them and drink a good coffee

Submitted by Nsengir on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 10:30

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I go to cafes five times a month.