Booking a table

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Transcript

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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Soumis par Waleed kasem le mer 18/05/2022 - 19:01

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My favourite kind of restaurant is fast food. I like pizza and potatoes.

Soumis par khaled67 le mer 11/05/2022 - 19:35

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My favorite kind of restaurant is a cheap and fried potatoes and Hamburger

Soumis par Nori le lun 09/05/2022 - 22:13

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My favorite kind of restaurant is simply a cheap and delicious Sushi restaurant. I usually go there once a month; My family and I can't wait the day we go all the time!

Soumis par ardadas le jeu 05/05/2022 - 06:30

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My favourite restaurant is Huzur Restaurant in Göle. I eat döner there. :3

Soumis par Mstfamhmod le mer 04/05/2022 - 21:39

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My favorite resturant is that one have a big menu with different types of food .
I love etalien food .

Soumis par Souhaïb MGHARBI le sam 30/04/2022 - 15:18

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In fact, I rarely go to the restaurant, but I would like a restaurant with many available items such as Pizza, chicken, fishes and sandwish.

Soumis par badboyzz le sam 23/04/2022 - 14:41

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My favorite kind of restaurant is Türkisch restaurant because Türkisch restaurant's staff so friendly and hosbitality. I want to share my experience in Türkisch restaurant. İt has so delicous and big meal.I recommend to everyone for try to Türkisch meal

Soumis par Andres Cuchimaque le jeu 21/04/2022 - 18:53

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My favorite kind of restaurant is a loft restaurant with a big menu, and different kind of flavors.

Soumis par Abrarhussain le dim 20/03/2022 - 13:12

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My favourite restaurant is Dream Land traditional taste and kind of Asian Halal food.

Soumis par lauhuhe le ven 25/02/2022 - 16:09

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My favourite restaurant is the food of my grandmother's house

Soumis par zubeir le lun 21/02/2022 - 20:30

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My favorite restaurant is Chinese restaurant. I love spicy food.

Soumis par Irena Gorak le jeu 10/02/2022 - 18:08

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I like small restaurants/cafes with a friendly atmosphere with original dishes

Soumis par Amin Kourani le lun 07/02/2022 - 06:20

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What's your favorite kind of restaurant?
I usually like to eat fast food such as fried chicken with salad, but sometimes I do like to have pasta so, I'm interested to go to a Italian restaurant. but recently I'm trying to make pasta and chicken strips and many delicious food at home, so I don't go out for restaurant very often.

Soumis par jmajo le jeu 13/01/2022 - 15:05

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What's your favourite kind of restaurant?
I do not use to go to restaurants very often but if I have to choose one kind, I would go to an Italian restaurant to have pasta or a traditional restaurant where they serve local grilled meet with salads and that kind of meals.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Soumis par Ahmed_Abouelazm le ven 31/12/2021 - 12:50

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My favorite restaurant is called flag 19 near my house , i can eat a various delicious food , However i can eat good dessert and drinks.

Soumis par mamalirezaenglish le mer 29/12/2021 - 12:47

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Definitely Italian restaurants.There many Italian restaurants here and their tastes are incredible.

Soumis par Thein Htet Zaw le mer 29/12/2021 - 07:28

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My favorite restaurant is Shwe bae restaurant.Actually is not a local restaurant.The main food that they selling is grill duck.So we can buy the delicious grilling duck from that restaurant .That why I like these restaurant so much. Thank you.

Soumis par Albert73 le mar 28/12/2021 - 03:17

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My favorite restaurante is the one where I can order any type of food.

Soumis par Anwar68 le lun 13/12/2021 - 18:18

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what difference between ( how many people? and, How many people is it for? )

Hello Anwar68,

It would also be OK for the restaurant worker to say 'How many people?' That would be understood as a shorter form of 'How many people is it (the table) for?'

It's quite common for words to be left out of a sentence when the meaning is clear.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Phạm Thị Mỹ Dung le ven 03/12/2021 - 07:17

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I rarely eat out at luxurious restaurants because they get expensive. I usually go to street vendors where the food is awesome and various. many dishes have flavor amazing that you must stand in line in long to can buy, and the air is comfortable and crowded that is interesting for me. there are lots of famous chefs who came to enjoy street food. that is an outstanding point in my country. I wish I could sample all the food in whole my country.

Soumis par dylanharris le lun 29/11/2021 - 09:20

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I'm Vietnamese and I love our food very much, so I like to eat in a Vietnamese restaurant with lots of traditional foods.

Soumis par Alaa Eldin Ade… le mer 10/11/2021 - 18:42

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My favourite kind of restaurants is pizza.

Soumis par ema sab le ven 05/11/2021 - 21:36

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I love traditional Egyptian food restaurants

Soumis par Ehsan le mar 02/11/2021 - 09:53

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I would like to try all restaurants, and all kind of foods.

Soumis par LamVanPhuong le lun 01/11/2021 - 13:29

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it's a nice restaurant with a good view and delicious foods

Soumis par metacaro90 le sam 30/10/2021 - 03:16

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My favourite kind of restaurant is the Italian food, it's delicious and wonderful, I love it.

Soumis par KyawMinThu le sam 23/10/2021 - 10:25

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I prefer Burmese Restaurant. Burmese foods are simple and delicious.
Butter rice and pork curry is my favorite one in Burmese Food.

Soumis par angelomr le mar 19/10/2021 - 17:23

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My favorite restaurant is where there are foods. LOL

Soumis par Moses Habarugira le mar 19/10/2021 - 08:21

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On préparation task, only three line can be opened.

Hello Moses Habarugira,

I'm sorry you've had trouble completing the task. I've checked it and it worked for me.

When you want to add another sentence to a group, you have to click or press on the small white hand at the side of the words already in the box. If you don't do this, then the new words will stay but the old words will disappear from the box.

It's a little difficult to explain, so please let me know if you'd like me to explain it again.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par MartaGali le lun 18/10/2021 - 16:27

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My favorite kind of restaurant is a quiet one with good food.

Soumis par Fabiana dos Sa… le ven 15/10/2021 - 20:19

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My restaurant favorite is japenese food

Soumis par Laura123 le mer 13/10/2021 - 07:27

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My favourite restaurant is a typical Spanish one, where tradicional food is seved.

Soumis par vuhoap le lun 11/10/2021 - 14:35

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I rarely go to restaurant. When i was child, my family always ate together at home. Until now, even though I live far from home, I still keep the habit of eating at my room.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le lun 04/10/2021 - 10:10

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My favourite restaurant is indian restaurant.

Soumis par Alexis Jara le lun 04/10/2021 - 08:20

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I live in Callao, Perú. The food is very delicious in any restaurant here

Soumis par Minnu le mer 15/09/2021 - 09:55

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I don’t have any favourite kind of restaurant and I love to eat all kind of foods but I’m not a foodie person.Although I like Arabic food bit more. . However I only eat from a restaurant once in a blue moon because I try to incorporate homemade food into my diet because of health concern.
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Soumis par slimanes74 le jeu 02/09/2021 - 17:18

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I like to prepare my personal Algerian food

Soumis par FGOUAJEU le jeu 19/08/2021 - 16:05

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My favourite kind of restaurant is Japanese restaurant

Soumis par Bmorales le mer 18/08/2021 - 03:11

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Oh, I love Venezuelan food because it is tropical, innovative and varied, that is definitive