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 Aliz on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 08:56

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I often go the cafe. It's so good for me and l really like it.

Submitted by glen on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 20:43

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Not so often as I always brought my pack lunch every day and because I'd like to prepare my own drinks cold or hot.

Submitted by linlin on Fri, 18/12/2020 - 08:41

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This lesson is a simple one but interesting by doing exercises.

Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 17:17

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I seldom buy drinks or foods in cafes because I don't have much money

Submitted by Andycivita on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 17:40

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Very often, I love cafés but i love make a coffe in my house too

Submitted by pabloxje on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 03:08

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Before pandic I usually buy coffee or something sweet at a coffee shop, now I just prepare it at home.

Submitted by luongpq on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 07:26

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I usually buy foods and drinks at Circle K in college and company. First, I will choose food or drinks what i want. Then, i will wait in line for my turn to pay it. If i want to buy processed foods such as bread ... I will order at check out counter and pay after that.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 13:16

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I rarely go to cafés, unfortunately... ;)
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Submitted by DJ Singh on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 07:43

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I don't eat outside because of some health issues. I used to eat out but entirely stopped that.