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.



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 Sofía02 on Sun, 20/11/2022 - 02:36


Not very often. maybe once a year. I rarely drink coffee because I don’t like.

Submitted by GhadeerKurdi_98 on Fri, 14/10/2022 - 10:27


Not that often. Maybe once a month.

Submitted by cesarasg on Fri, 23/09/2022 - 17:52


How often do you buy drinks or snacks from cafés?
I seldom buy drinks or snacks from cafés, I prefer to eat or drink products prepared at home.

Submitted by learn122 on Thu, 22/09/2022 - 12:01


actually. i go to the cafe every day

Submitted by mahamagdi on Wed, 07/09/2022 - 13:52


every weekend when i go to cafes and i prefer buy white mocha with a sandwich or cheesecake

Submitted by den_schatalin on Sun, 04/09/2022 - 13:01


I don’t often go to the cafe

Submitted by ridoan on Tue, 30/08/2022 - 14:33


Sometimes, when I go on trips.

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Submitted by katiavel on Fri, 19/08/2022 - 02:25


Rarely. I prefer to prepare my coffee at home every day.