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 ziza on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 21:45

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about every week or a couple of weeks
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 14:55

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Not really. Instead, recently I make my own coffee by grinding a coffee mill. ;)

Submitted by Luisalcaza on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 00:29

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Not everyday, but sometimes, when I haven't coffee in my job, I buy a drink in the café.

Submitted by GhazalQadriRazvi on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 22:15

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I use to buy foods and drinks from college canteen everyday when I was in the university.

Submitted by Samqaid on Sat, 17/10/2020 - 19:51

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I always order a fast food such as a sandwich .I eat something I don't choose my food

Submitted by Ugulhan on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 06:31

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Usually, our University cafe is costly if you want to order some tea or coffee. Although it is expensive for us, sometimes I will go there and will order a slice of cake or pizza.

Submitted by DEICY on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 15:23

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Every morning, when I was going to work I bought one coffee and one sandwich to go eating in the train, It was my breakfast for seven months.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 15:38

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I usually go and buy drinks and snacks from the cafes. I like coffee and orange juice and then I like potato chick from the cafes.

Submitted by Than Kutay Soe on Thu, 01/10/2020 - 16:01

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I order drinks and snacks in a cafe quite often because I love soft drinks and snacks. During current period, the cafes are closed so unfortunately I now can't order anything.

Submitted by elena.polyantseva on Wed, 30/09/2020 - 21:01

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I used to buy food in a cafe quite often. Now, due to the appearance of the coronavirus, I don't order food in a cafe.