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 shelly on Thu, 27/08/2020 - 07:48

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Sometimes I would buy drinks or food from a cafe shop when my family go out for a short vacation or when I go on a business trip.

Submitted by biso01 on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 11:11

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usually i go to cafe to take my coffee in the morning and some times take a cookies. i do not like takeaway to drink my coffee, i like to seat and drink, i give the waiter a lot of tips to adjust my coffee.

Submitted by Mai Khin Nway Shein on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 08:24

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These days, I need to go to the bank almost everyday. When I arrived, firstly I went into the bank for doing bank transactions, after that I went to the Coffee shop to by a cup of coffee.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Tue, 28/07/2020 - 19:09

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I sometimes buy drinks or snacks from cafés when I go out with my family. I buy coffee or tea for my husband and me, a few chocolate bars and cookies for my daughter.

Submitted by I am on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 19:54

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A couple times at month, when we, with friends, attending the caffe or restaurant. Usually we buy a craft beer and snack )

Submitted by Alifaraax on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 18:25

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I often buy soft drink sometimes i ordered mango juice or banana shaka.

Submitted by Ahmad_Khalil on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 11:11

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I usually buy drinks and snakes from on-road cafes

Submitted by Miri85 on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 10:40

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Sometimes, maybe once a week.