Booking a table

Booking a table

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

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



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: 4.3 (226 votes)

Submitted by Lunavelasquez+789 on Wed, 07/09/2022 - 23:22


To me it does not matter the type of restaurant, as long as the food is scrumptions it would not mind, but if I had to choose, I would fancy going to an old-time style restaurant, with danceable music and friendly staff.

Submitted by mustafiz on Wed, 31/08/2022 - 11:30


My favourite kind of restaurant, that has Bangladeshi and Indian food like Biriani, Polao

Submitted by mamalirezaenglish on Wed, 03/08/2022 - 11:52


I like a restaurant which has a cozy place and kind staff.

Submitted by kirito25 on Mon, 25/07/2022 - 10:13


My favourite kind of restaurant, That one has a shawrma in its menu.

Submitted by Ahmed Gamal Elgamasy on Sun, 17/07/2022 - 05:59


Egyption Food

Submitted by Khairy Mohamed on Thu, 14/07/2022 - 17:23


Egyptian food.

Submitted by Sofía02 on Sun, 10/07/2022 - 04:25


I love the italian food

Submitted by HamidrezaAsadi on Wed, 06/07/2022 - 07:33


My favorite restaurant is a restaurant that has delicious food and an attractive environment

Submitted by ENRITISH on Mon, 27/06/2022 - 18:22


It was a litle difficult for me to identified the moment when the restaurant employee asigns the place of the new table. great