Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the first Task. Watch the video a second time and then finish the Tasks. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.
Think about the following questions:
- Do you often do favours for your friends?
- Have you ever helped someone with their job?
Watch Ashlie and Stephen help out in Tristan’s café.
Ashlie: Hi, Tristan!
Tristan: Hi, guys. Great to see you!
Stephen: Good to see you! We thought we’d come and try out your new place.
Tristan: Ah, that’s good.
Stephen: Have you got a table for two?
Tristan: Yeah, sure. Over there.
Ashlie: Perfect. Thanks.
Tristan: I’ll be with you in a minute.
Ashlie: Mmm… This looks great. Thank you, Stephen.
Stephen: Ashlie’s been working hard recently, so I’ve invited her out for lunch.
Ashlie: He doesn’t usually take me out for lunch.
Stephen: OK, OK. Come on, what shall we have?
Ashlie: Oh, I don’t know. It all looks delicious. Maybe some soup. That looks so good.
Tristan: Thanks for coming in, guys. Listen, sorry to ask you this, but can you do me a favour?
Stephen: Sure, of course! What is it?
Tristan: We’ve almost run out of coffee. I need to go to the supermarket to buy some more. I need someone to look after the place while I’m away. Would you mind?
Ashlie: Help out in the café? Well, I suppose so. If you’re really stuck.
Tristan: It’s pretty quiet today. You probably won’t have to do anything.
Stephen: I’m sure we’ll be fine.
Tristan: It won’t be for very long. Just ten minutes. I’ve just got to pop out to the supermarket.
Ashlie: Don’t worry about it, Tristan. Look, there aren’t many people here. We’ll keep an eye on everything.
Tristan: Great! Thanks, guys. Oh, by the way, the cook’s gone home sick, so if anyone orders any food, you can take care of things? Great. Thanks, guys. See you later. Bye.
Stephen: This is going to be fun. How about you take the orders in the café, and I’ll be in the kitchen?
Ashlie: Are you sure, Stephen?
Stephen: It’ll be fine. I’ll go and make a start in the kitchen, you bring the orders to me.
Hi. Can I take your order?
Customer 1: Hi, can I have a cheese sandwich and a green salad, please?
Ashlie: No problem. And what would you like?
Customer 2: I’d like some carrot cake and a cup of tea, please.
Ashlie: I’ve got that. It shouldn’t be long.
Stephen? Er, are you OK, Stephen? What’s going on?
Stephen: Don’t worry, it’s all under control. Where are my food orders?
Ashlie: Let me see. One cheese salad, one carrot sandwich and a green tea, I think.
Stephen: OK, I’ve got that. Cheese, carrot, tea, coming up.
Customer 3: Could I have a coffee?
Customer 4: And I think I’ll have a tomato soup, please.
Ashlie: Tomato soup. Coming up.
Hi. What would you like?
Customer 1: Excuse me, we’ve been waiting for ages. Where’s our food?
Ashlie: I’m really sorry, I’m sure it won’t be long. I’ll go and see how the chef’s doing.
Stephen: I’m going as fast as I can! Here you are. A cheese sandwich, a green salad, a carrot cake and a cup of tea.
Ashlie: Are you sure that’s right, Stephen? Wasn’t it cheese salad, a green tea and a carrot sandwich? Oh, I can’t remember now. I’m sure this is all wrong.
Stephen: All right.
Sorry for the delay. A cheese sandwich and a green salad?
Customer 1: Thank you.
Ashlie: And carrot cake and a cup of tea?
Customer 2: That’s for me.
Stephen: There you are. Enjoy your food.
Tristan: Hi, Ashlie. Hi, Stephen.
Stephen: Hi, Tristan.
Tristan: Sorry I’ve been so long. There were queues in the supermarket. I’ve got the coffee. I’ll put it in the kitchen.
Stephen: Don’t worry. I’ll put that in the kitchen for you. … Nooo!
Tristan: The customers look happy.
Ashlie: Ah, we did OK. I thought it was going to be a lot harder.
Tristan: You guys really did do a good job. I really appreciate it. The thing is, erm, if you’re interested...
Ashlie: Interested in... in what?
Tristan: Well, you know my dad. You remember him, don’t you? Well, he’s got this little business and he needs a little bit of help.
Stephen: That sounds great, Tristan. We’d love to help out. Ashlie, I think we should be going.
Ashlie: Ah, yes. Nice to see you, Tristan. Bye!