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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Submitted by Sanja on Tue, 14/02/2023 - 11:13


I eat Serbian food all the time because I live in small town and Serbian and Italian cuisine are the only you can find here. I tasted Japanese sushi once and I think it's delicious.

Submitted by milanunnu on Sat, 11/02/2023 - 12:36


weel i orefer tocook, and a lot of food, but I like chinese food, mexican food and pervian food ,these are so delicious

Submitted by Fatemeh_dehghani on Fri, 03/02/2023 - 12:59


I'm not fan of going to restaurant because when I'm eating food there I can't enjoy my food and I'm not comfortable.
I love Iranian food. It's really delicious 😋

Submitted by hadeelhamadani95 on Sun, 29/01/2023 - 06:50


I love to try different types of food, but after tasting Italian cuisine, I decided that will be my favorite type the Italian restaurant.

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Submitted by daria patskikh on Sat, 28/01/2023 - 16:59


I like different type of food! I love Italian food and some dishes from Thailand!
And I love go to restaurants, because I can eat and look at different people

Submitted by Dt Kai on Sat, 28/01/2023 - 01:54


I'm not a fan of going to a restaurant. I prefer street food.

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.