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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Average: 3.9 (9 votes)

Submitted by lauhuhe on Fri, 25/02/2022 - 16:09

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My favourite restaurant is the food of my grandmother's house

Submitted by zubeir on Mon, 21/02/2022 - 20:30

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My favorite restaurant is Chinese restaurant. I love spicy food.

Submitted by Irena Gorak on Thu, 10/02/2022 - 18:08

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I like small restaurants/cafes with a friendly atmosphere with original dishes

Submitted by Amin Kourani on Mon, 07/02/2022 - 06:20

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What's your favorite kind of restaurant?
I usually like to eat fast food such as fried chicken with salad, but sometimes I do like to have pasta so, I'm interested to go to a Italian restaurant. but recently I'm trying to make pasta and chicken strips and many delicious food at home, so I don't go out for restaurant very often.

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 13/01/2022 - 15:05

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What's your favourite kind of restaurant?
I do not use to go to restaurants very often but if I have to choose one kind, I would go to an Italian restaurant to have pasta or a traditional restaurant where they serve local grilled meet with salads and that kind of meals.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by Ipo Soon on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 18:56

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Thanks, I'm done :)

Submitted by Ahmed_Abouelazm on Fri, 31/12/2021 - 12:50

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My favorite restaurant is called flag 19 near my house , i can eat a various delicious food , However i can eat good dessert and drinks.

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Wed, 29/12/2021 - 12:47

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Definitely Italian restaurants.There many Italian restaurants here and their tastes are incredible.

Submitted by Thein Htet Zaw on Wed, 29/12/2021 - 07:28

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My favorite restaurant is Shwe bae restaurant.Actually is not a local restaurant.The main food that they selling is grill duck.So we can buy the delicious grilling duck from that restaurant .That why I like these restaurant so much. Thank you.