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 khaled67 on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 22:19

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I use to buy coffe from cafes, I think is better than prepare it at home.

Submitted by raha1989 on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 15:41

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i make coffe in home by my self almost every day because that help me keep doing my job

Submitted by Andres Cuchimaque on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 17:39

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I use to buy coffe from cafes, I think is better than prepare it at home.

Submitted by Rlp on Wed, 06/04/2022 - 06:20

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It isn't usually, I only two or three times I bought a coffee in coffee shop.

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.