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 Ahmed-El Gales on Wed, 18/01/2023 - 19:20


Everyday I goes to the cafe and my random and favorite order is a french coffee with a piece of cheesecake

Submitted by student_w on Wed, 18/01/2023 - 14:14


I usually have breakfast at the café every morning before I get to work. I like to have breakfast at the cafe rather than at home, because I feel better and relaxed than having breakfast at home. I appreciate being looked after by the barman while I have breakfast. Also, having breakfast in the bar, I can change the type of snacks and drink daily. For example, yesterday I had breakfast with a whole-grain blueberry croissant and I drank fresh-squeezed orange juice. Instead, today I had breakfast with crème croissants and Italian coffee. Moreover, the price is very cheaply and affordable.

Submitted by yassmin hassan on Wed, 07/12/2022 - 09:49


once a month

Submitted by huyendoan on Sat, 26/11/2022 - 18:56


sometimes,i go outside and go shopping. i love coffee.

Submitted by hiepdang92 on Fri, 25/11/2022 - 08:00


Exactly i prefer often go to convenient store to buy something or coffee. I also love starbuck, but it is alilte expensive about 5, 6 usd for one cup cofee. it just costs 1, 2 usd for one cup cofee instead. When i have no time to prepare for my breakfast , i ll go to convenient to buy it .

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.