Booking a table

Listen to someone booking a table in a restaurant to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

Staff: Hello, Gino's.

Jamie: Hi. Can I book a table for tomorrow night, please?

Staff: How many people is it for?

Jamie: Four.

Staff: And what time would you like?

Jamie: About eight, eight thirty maybe?

Staff: Let's see ... We're pretty busy tomorrow, so I can do half past seven or nine.

Jamie: Oh. OK, then. Half seven, please.

Staff: What name is it?

Jamie: Jamie.

Staff: J-A- ...?

Jamie: M-I-E

Staff: OK, so that's a table for four at half past seven tomorrow evening.

Jamie: Great. Thanks! Bye.

Staff: Bye.


Staff: Hello, Gino's.

Jamie: Hi, I called earlier to book a table for four and I was wondering if I can make it for six instead?

Staff: Ah, what name was it?

Jamie: It's Jamie.

Staff: Table for four at half past seven. So you want to change it to 6 o'clock?

Jamie: No, sorry. Can I make it for six people?

Staff: Oh, I see. Sorry! That shouldn't be a problem. I can move you to a bigger table but it will be nearer the kitchen. Is that OK?

Jamie: No problem. Is it possible to change the time as well? Make it a little bit later?

Staff: Ah ... yeah, we can. Is eight OK for you?

Jamie: Perfect, thanks!

Staff: Lovely. See you tomorrow, then.

Jamie: Thanks! Bye!

Staff: Thanks. Ciao! 

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Submitted by ArturM on Sun, 07/02/2021 - 12:57

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is it 'half eight' mean 8:30?

Hello ArturM,

Yes, that's right. It might help to think of 'half eight' as an abbreviated form of 'half past eight'.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Paola.14 on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 22:23

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my favorite restaurant is Korean, the food is really delicious

Submitted by heba_sayed on Sun, 31/01/2021 - 02:45

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I wanaa anyone speak english fluently to contact with me

Submitted by Chuyen Nguyen on Wed, 27/01/2021 - 06:44

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My favourite kind of restaurant is Japanese. Because the food is delicious, beautifully decorated and delicate

Submitted by Nailss on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 18:29

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My favourite restaurant is called Nopegali where they cook togolese foods

Submitted by IMRAN HOSEN on Mon, 25/01/2021 - 08:55

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I like Canadian food

Submitted by facunica44 on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 22:25

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my favourite kind of restaurant is argentinian food. I love asado!

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 20:36

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My favourite kind of restaurants are those that prepare Peruvian food.