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 solmania on Tue, 09/05/2023 - 15:25


I usually go to the caffe with my friends. We drink lemonade.

Submitted by Vik0806 on Mon, 01/05/2023 - 18:57


I buy a coffe (usually a mokaccino )and a slice of chesseckae monthly with my girlfriend. It´s our monthly date.

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Submitted by jenny.d15 on Thu, 06/04/2023 - 12:07


I often buy a drink and have it inside the cafe in my free time. I usually learn English or take notes, write journal while drinking. It's really chill, and refreshing myself better.

Submitted by Sliang on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 05:41


I hardly ever buy drinks or snacks from cafes because I am allergic to coffee. If I feel like having some cakes or pastries, I usually get them from dessert shops instead.

Submitted by gunay_kl on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 09:14


Sometimes I buy snacks and tea from the canteen at the university. As we consider I am a student and the price is so high, these situations happen rarely. Instead of this, my mom cooks sweets for me. By the way, I love mom.

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Submitted by _Moon_ on Wed, 01/03/2023 - 06:07


I usually don't eat out. Cause I always like homemade food except ice cream. This is the only thing that's not possible to make at home properly. So that, I buy it from superstore. I am a health conscious person and I don't like to eat junk food. But my wife has fully different personality compared to mine. She is highly addicted to unhealthy foods & not anxious about her health. The funny thing is, genetically I have a lot of health issues but she never get sick. Ha ha ha...

Submitted by Trang Luu on Wed, 01/02/2023 - 09:17


I always make coffee and cook myself. Sometimes I meet my best friend at a coffee shop and drink coffee together.

Submitted by hadeelhamadani95 on Mon, 30/01/2023 - 18:19


Since I have turned to a healthy style, I rarely go to the cafe to order snacks or sweets, not to mention, I love to bake my own bakeries to add specific ingredients.

Submitted by lylarv on Thu, 19/01/2023 - 00:41


Rarely, i usually go to bakeries to buy bread. But last week i decided to go a new bakery that opened near my home to read a new book that i recently acquired, called "The Jaw of Caim", and drink a coffee.