Booking a table

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

Instructions

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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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Average: 3.8 (8 votes)
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Submitted by mirtha on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 20:33

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My favourite kind of restaurant are All you can eat and Buffet.

Submitted by Dandara Silva on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 20:57

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my favorite kind of restaurant is steak-house. I love barbecue.

Submitted by Alberto on Sun, 28/02/2021 - 09:05

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I from Mexico and i love roast beff tacos with some beer, its really delicius

Submitted by Aless on Sun, 21/02/2021 - 03:26

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I love Italian restaurants. Their pizza and pasta are really good.

Submitted by Nasywa Shiyami… on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 04:45

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My favorite kind of restaurant is serve Indonesian food but i like food from other country too :). I like restaurant which has a comfortable atmosphere, clean, and aesthetic restaurant is a plus for me. *please correct my english, because your correction helps me a lot to proofread and improve my english

Submitted by Brona on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 02:32

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I like restaurants that serves tasty food and has a good ambience. And to top it up, a good service would be an icing on a cake.
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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