Booking a table

Listen to someone booking a table in a restaurant to practise and improve your listening skills.

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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 YinLiXing le mer 04/08/2021 - 09:54

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Chinese restaurant is my favorite kind of restaurant.

Soumis par KATIELLE RAIAN… le lun 05/07/2021 - 15:40

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My favorite restaurants are Brazilian and Italian.

Soumis par saeedebrahimip le sam 12/06/2021 - 11:56

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I'd love to go to the Iranian restaurants because they are originality.

Soumis par Munirah Saad 20 le dim 02/05/2021 - 22:59

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my favorite kind of restaurant are Indian and Italian food

Soumis par Geydibayona07 le lun 12/04/2021 - 21:10

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I love all Colombian food, it is very tasty. sometimes I like to eat pasta in italian restaurants, I love pasta because I can add cheese.
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Soumis par PuenteD le dim 11/04/2021 - 17:02

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I love food and eat, so i don't have any favourite, but I don't like industrial drinks...

Soumis par Andrea Valencia le jeu 01/04/2021 - 22:56

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The Italian restaurant is my favorite restaurant. I love the French restaurant too.
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Soumis par Rafaela1 le mer 31/03/2021 - 13:12

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I rarely eat out due to ..... ;X I can cook up like a chef. ;)

Soumis par Trang.22111994 le mer 31/03/2021 - 06:21

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My favourite restaurant is "Baoz". I often go to that dimsum restaurant once a month with my husband. The tasty is very good and the price too.

Soumis par Nader Ahmed le sam 27/03/2021 - 13:15

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My favorite restaurant is the sea gul restaurant for seafood and Hany Elgarary for Arabic food.

Soumis par erum le sam 27/03/2021 - 05:53

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Hello Everyone. My favourite kind of restaurant is the clean restaurant where you can sit easily and happily. I like those restaurants where staff is friendly, helpful and cooperative. Thank you.

Soumis par sanazmajidi le mer 24/03/2021 - 09:30

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I don't have the exact favorite restaurant but I prefer Iranian foods or something spicy like Indian or Mexican. I love them. but sometimes I feel to eat Italian food especially types of pastas.

Soumis par tvkien le mer 24/03/2021 - 02:37

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Not much, I don't go to the restaurant much because I like to make food at home. But sometimes, I and my wife go to the restaurant seafood buffet for the event

Soumis par feyarita le mar 23/03/2021 - 15:16

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My favorite restaurant is home made restaurant.

Soumis par DarwinM le mar 16/03/2021 - 23:16

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My favourite kind of restaurants are chifas and coastal ones because I really love shrimps, ceviche, chop suey and chaulafan, for example.

Soumis par Minh le mar 16/03/2021 - 16:45

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Well. I'm originally from Viet Nam, so my favorite is traditional Viet Nam meal. Therefore, I always take my family to the Vietnamese restaurant. On the other hand, all kind of cuisines in my country is well known in the world. Most of tourists are keen on tasting them. That is reason why I proudly say to my country. Moreover, we have a number of fabulous sightseeing which are extremely in the world. If you come there one time, I ensure that you are never forget about my country. It is a amazing place which is worth for traveling.

Soumis par MikhailZatopliaev le lun 15/03/2021 - 21:55

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My favorite restrain is Mama Roma. It is Italian food. I like paste, It is so delicious.
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Soumis par Marce-English le mer 10/03/2021 - 19:02

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My favourite restaurant is Chinese food, but I prefer my type of food which is Ecuadorian, I have been to many countries and I have tried many delicious dishes and I have not found anything similar.

Soumis par Giuliana le lun 08/03/2021 - 02:43

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Honestly I don't have a favourite type of restaurant because i don't go a lot of restaurants but i like to go a restaurants when are homemade food and are vegetarian food ('cause i'm vegatarian). Also I like a restaurants when there are a beautiful, comfortable and good service!

Soumis par TIa vinaka le lun 08/03/2021 - 02:14

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I can't choose my favorite restaurant because I like a lot of type of food. I like restaurants which serve tasty meals and have good atmosphere.
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Soumis par mirtha le jeu 04/03/2021 - 20:33

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My favourite kind of restaurant are All you can eat and Buffet.

Soumis par Dandara Silva le mer 03/03/2021 - 20:57

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my favorite kind of restaurant is steak-house. I love barbecue.

Soumis par Alberto le dim 28/02/2021 - 09:05

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I from Mexico and i love roast beff tacos with some beer, its really delicius

Soumis par Aless le dim 21/02/2021 - 03:26

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I love Italian restaurants. Their pizza and pasta are really good.

Soumis par Nasywa Shiyami… le jeu 11/02/2021 - 04:45

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My favorite kind of restaurant is serve Indonesian food but i like food from other country too :). I like restaurant which has a comfortable atmosphere, clean, and aesthetic restaurant is a plus for me. *please correct my english, because your correction helps me a lot to proofread and improve my english

Soumis par Brona le jeu 11/02/2021 - 02:32

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I like restaurants that serves tasty food and has a good ambience. And to top it up, a good service would be an icing on a cake.

Hello ArturM,

Yes, that's right. It might help to think of 'half eight' as an abbreviated form of 'half past eight'.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Paola.14 le mer 03/02/2021 - 22:23

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my favorite restaurant is Korean, the food is really delicious

Soumis par heba_sayed le dim 31/01/2021 - 02:45

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I wanaa anyone speak english fluently to contact with me

Soumis par Diana negrete le mer 27/01/2021 - 19:14

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my favorite kind of restaurant is that is confortable place and quiet and i love sea food and meat also i like pizza

Soumis par Chuyen Nguyen le mer 27/01/2021 - 06:44

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My favourite kind of restaurant is Japanese. Because the food is delicious, beautifully decorated and delicate

Soumis par Nailss le mar 26/01/2021 - 18:29

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My favourite restaurant is called Nopegali where they cook togolese foods

Soumis par facunica44 le ven 22/01/2021 - 22:25

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my favourite kind of restaurant is argentinian food. I love asado!

Soumis par Brenda Patrici… le ven 22/01/2021 - 20:36

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My favourite kind of restaurants are those that prepare Peruvian food.

Soumis par Phoebe le sam 16/01/2021 - 04:01

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I really enjoy eating sushi at Japanese restaurants.

Soumis par Leila77 le jeu 14/01/2021 - 18:16

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I like spicy food, so Indian restaurants are my favourite.

Soumis par IrinAristova le jeu 14/01/2021 - 14:58

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I like Italian restaurants because i like pasta and pizza. It is delicious.

Soumis par aika_aab le jeu 14/01/2021 - 05:18

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My favourite kind of restaurant is turkish cook, i like their flavor

Soumis par Emily Moreno le lun 11/01/2021 - 17:57

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My favorite kind of restaurant is the asian, like chinese and japanese food. I like arabic food too, these are foods from very different cultures, i adore that fact.

Soumis par mrelvinaliyev le ven 08/01/2021 - 06:48

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I prefer to Azerbaijan and Turkish food. I like a lot.

Soumis par German le ven 08/01/2021 - 01:06

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I don´t have a favourite kind of restaurant because I like almost all food, but I would like to go to a Italian restaurant.