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 trongbumchiu on Thu, 31/03/2022 - 22:37

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When I lived in VietNam, I mean my country, I went to the coffee house once a day. But now I'm going on the trip to Canada, the cafe is far from my residence, so I almost don't go there in a week, and go at the weekend instead.

Submitted by dennishrf on Fri, 25/03/2022 - 12:04

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Hi. This is Dennis, from Brazil. Thanks a lot for sharing these materials. They are so useful for me. I finished my English course a long time ago and now I can review the content and also improve it too.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Thu, 24/03/2022 - 16:38

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I buy drinks and snacks every weekend from a café.

Submitted by Magidaa on Sun, 13/03/2022 - 06:21

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I don't like drink coffee but sometimes I drink with my family and friends.

Submitted by jmajo on Fri, 28/01/2022 - 16:30

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I rarely buy drinks or snacks from cafés, I usually make my own meals and snacks in my daily routine and generally I drink a mug of black tea with lemon and a slice of ginger. When I don't have much time to make my meal I buy a piece of pie or a sandwich at the canteen in my work.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 21/12/2021 - 06:55

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I would like eating and drinking out. so I go different places to try their foods and drinks.

Submitted by zehrizer on Sat, 18/12/2021 - 11:21

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How often do you buy drinks or snacks from cafés?

ı rarely go to a cafe. ı prefer buy something from markets and prepare drink or cookie my self instead it.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Wed, 08/12/2021 - 17:51

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I go to the coffee shop every day to drink a cup of coffee because I'm designer and I need to drink that.

Submitted by nikta on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 16:47

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not much. I usually make by myself.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 09:05

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Not so much, but when I set in a cafe I prefere a freshly squeezed orange juice.