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.

Transcript

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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i make coffe in home by my self almost every day because that help me keep doing my job

When I lived in VietNam, I mean my country, I went to the coffee house once a day. But now I'm going on the trip to Canada, the cafe is far from my residence, so I almost don't go there in a week, and go at the weekend instead.

Hi. This is Dennis, from Brazil. Thanks a lot for sharing these materials. They are so useful for me. I finished my English course a long time ago and now I can review the content and also improve it too.

I rarely buy drinks or snacks from cafés, I usually make my own meals and snacks in my daily routine and generally I drink a mug of black tea with lemon and a slice of ginger. When I don't have much time to make my meal I buy a piece of pie or a sandwich at the canteen in my work.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

I would like eating and drinking out. so I go different places to try their foods and drinks.

How often do you buy drinks or snacks from cafés?

ı rarely go to a cafe. ı prefer buy something from markets and prepare drink or cookie my self instead it.

I go to the coffee shop every day to drink a cup of coffee because I'm designer and I need to drink that.

I rarely buy drinks or snacks from cafes. Instead I usually buy it at the supermarket while shopping for food.

I was sometimes buy coffee but now I seldom do that because I have a coffee machine now and I will buy another for my office in future .
When I was in university, then I and my friends frequently go to the canteen and bought cold drink, Samosa, and other many things.We spend long time in canteen.
Not much, I sometimes go to the cafe with my colleagues and drink a cup of tea or freshly squeezed orange juice.
Before pandemic, I bought drinks or some desserts every weekend. I went to cafés with my mom, and We ate some desserts such us chocolate cake, apple pie, etc. Now, I dont go outside, because my country is blockdown.
I go to cafè once a week. I usually order drinks like aperitif. Sometimes I order tea with cookies.
My wife very like buy something from a cafe, and now I like too. We like buy drinks or snacks on weekend.
I love cafes! I buy drink and food 3 or 4 times per week. but these days, I can't go to cafe so much because I stay home more than before. I made coffee and baking cakes by myself instead.
i have never tried to buy snack, only cofee in starbucks, and they are not worth it
I don't go a cafes with often but when i go, always i stay there and i buy a lot of things
I like going to cafés, I buy drinks and snacks every weekend, I will go there as soon as I can.
When I go out If I tired I buy coffee as drink. If I very hungry I buy some snacks when I was out.
I often buy drinks and snacks from cafés. I like to buy cofee and drink and eat snacks on the cafés
I´m going to cafe sometimes in the month, I buy a slice of cake and coffee and I eat in
I often buy drinks and snacks. I like squeezed juice more than bottle. But at the moment, I have to drink bottle juice because of the covid 19, the cafe are close.
Often, I go to cafe to buy something. When this pandemic starts I didn't go to buy snacks. I made it in kitchen. My mother is made delicious food so i stay home.
Not so often as I always brought my pack lunch every day and because I'd like to prepare my own drinks cold or hot.