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 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.

Submitted by Nurieta on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 10:27

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I usually buy a coffee ones or twice a week. I prefer to drink a coffee in a Cafeteria. I love smelling coffee in the morning.

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 00:48

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With my families often enjoy a good café and drinks fruits. There are moments very special to share.

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.