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! 


Worksheet76.85 KB

Language level

Average: 4.3 (121 votes)
Do you need to improve your English listening skills?
Join thousands of learners from around the world who are improving their English listening skills with our online courses.

Submitted by lylarv on Thu, 19/01/2023 - 00:09


The kind that delivers delicious vegetarian food haha its so hard to find

Submitted by student_w on Tue, 17/01/2023 - 08:40


My favourite kind of restaurant is Italian. For instance, when I go on vacation, I would like to taste some typical food of the place visited. The most of attempt to try them, they failed, because, comparing with our Italian food, They are less delicious. Consequently, after I tried more foreigns restaurant abroad, I am inevitably looking for an Italian restaurant.

Submitted by azamatik03 on Mon, 16/01/2023 - 00:40


I'm not a fan of going to restaurants, in addition my scholarship does not allow me that kind of luxury:), but sometimes I go to some fast food places like kfc and etc.

Submitted by zahra.rostami on Sun, 15/01/2023 - 21:09


My favorite restaurant is a restaurant that has traditional food. I don't like fast food because it is greasy and not healthy.

Submitted by ewsta on Sun, 08/01/2023 - 16:18


Italian style definitely

Submitted by sedepsec_a on Tue, 03/01/2023 - 17:29


My favorite restaurant is for peruvian food.

Submitted by fsilvarobson on Sat, 31/12/2022 - 14:47


I love fries and burguer, i could eat every day this things : )

Submitted by FeliipeAndresA on Wed, 21/12/2022 - 19:18


My favorite restaurant is Chez Gerald in Viña del Mar, Chile.

Submitted by Jehan Alhinnawi on Wed, 21/12/2022 - 11:51


I love seafood of all kinds, such as grilled and fried fish, as well as soup and fried shrimp with onion rings and its special sauce, because of its importance as a healthy food necessary for the human body and providing it with vitamin D, which is important for bones.