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 fais_4al le mer 07/10/2020 - 15:52

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well, one of my favorite are sea food and indian's , western food . i also would like to try italian sometimes i think that i would test every delicious dishes from every country

Soumis par Pola le sam 03/10/2020 - 18:33

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I am loving the italian restaurant that they're pioneers in making the pizzas and pastas, when I eat some pizza who are they makeing by their hands it is very delicious it really their careers into a secret recipe in doing pizzas and pastas
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Soumis par Rafaela1 le ven 02/10/2020 - 15:24

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Today I had a lunch at a classic coffee restaurant and had sermon cream and the sliced cucumber sandwiches. That was really good. :)

Soumis par cielo le ven 02/10/2020 - 14:35

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I love sushi restaurant. And I love Italian restaurant, too.

Soumis par huynhtrongvinh789 le mar 22/09/2020 - 02:52

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I really love vegetarian restaurants even after I aslo eat meat more.

Soumis par Roblox le jeu 17/09/2020 - 03:17

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My favorite restaurant is an Asian restaurant. I like spicy and tasty food. Chicken fried rice and sweet and sour chicken are my favorite.

Soumis par Jeffthebetter le jeu 10/09/2020 - 14:04

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My favourite kind of restaurant is the coffee shop.

Soumis par abdalkreem seaf le ven 04/09/2020 - 19:49

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I lik delivery food and traditional restaurants and seafood

Soumis par Carlos Cabrera le ven 04/09/2020 - 00:21

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I lovely all food, but I prefer seafood a Chinese food... That's delicious

Soumis par Maria19 le jeu 03/09/2020 - 10:27

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I do not have a very favourite restaurant because I like a variety of food and restaurants to visit. But in the frequent places I visit most often, it's restaurants with Chinese, Georgian, Greek and Italian food.

Soumis par ESPERANZA MARINO le jeu 27/08/2020 - 17:29

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My favourite kind of restaurant is at Colombian food.

Soumis par ErichPD le ven 07/08/2020 - 00:08

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My favourite kind of restaurant is the Tradicional Chilean Food. Its delicious for me. I love seafood like a ceviche, machas a la parmesana and locos.

Soumis par MammadovAnar le mar 04/08/2020 - 17:45

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Well, To be honest, I do not have any favorite restaurants. Because I usually go to different restaurants. I do not go to the same restaurant many times. Instead, I prefer to discover new places, new meals and so on.

Soumis par Phan Bao Dung le sam 25/07/2020 - 19:21

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I like buffet restaurants, especially seafood buffet. I can eat until I am satisfied with a lot of delicious dishes here like grilled lobster, grilled octopus, steamed shrimp, steamed crab...and so on.

Soumis par I am le mar 21/07/2020 - 20:17

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I like cozy restaurant with delicious food and smooth music, where each can relaxing and chatting with friends.

Soumis par BIraqi le lun 20/07/2020 - 13:22

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Hello, I like Iraqi food such as kebab, rice. But when i travel i favorite eat food the country that i travel to it. nowadays, often of people does not going to any restaurant because corona vaurose

Soumis par Miri85 le dim 19/07/2020 - 15:10

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I love Italian and Spanish food but I usually don´t eat at restaurants. But I like eat Spanish food when I travel there and sometimes I cook at home both Spanish and Italian food.

Soumis par syah le sam 18/07/2020 - 13:46

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I think I don't have favourite one, because I rarely go to restaurant. Beside that, I like Indonesian food, especially sambal. I can eat only with rice and sambal. It's really delicious. Oh, I also like steak. Sometimes I go to steak restaurant with my family.

Soumis par U Kyaw le mar 14/07/2020 - 13:24

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Hay, I can't learn why?Last few days,I was studying and listening to audio files.But now,I can't do it.Give me instructions.I want to learn here.I don't understand what is happening.

Hello U Kyaw,

Thanks for telling us, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We are working on a solution and the audio should be working soon.

Best wishes,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Dastenova Firuza le mar 07/07/2020 - 14:55

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I would like restaurants with helathy food and romantic music.
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Soumis par Rafaela1 le mar 07/07/2020 - 14:22

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Nowadays, I saw a group of people in a restaurant sitting at the same table with clear acrylic plexiglass shields. Somewhat weird...

Soumis par 7Elhoussaine A. le ven 03/07/2020 - 14:59

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I don't like the food of the restaurant, I like home eating (:
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Soumis par A Yar Kyaw le mer 01/07/2020 - 02:16

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hello guys,i 'm Ayar from myanmar.i like thailand food and myanmar food.but sometimes eat pizza,barker. especially i like myanmar food 'mot hyin khar' which is at the side-walk shop in myanmar.this is very deliciou and yammy.
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Soumis par EWS le mar 30/06/2020 - 18:00

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I don't have a favourite restaurant, I like foods for many countries
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Soumis par Onur le lun 29/06/2020 - 20:54

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I am fond of Turkish cuisine. Therefore, I love the restaurants that serve Turkish traditional dishes such as kebab, döner etc.

Soumis par Helio Sigauque le lun 29/06/2020 - 00:33

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How do I do to download these audios?
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Soumis par Karan Narang le ven 26/06/2020 - 04:22

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I liked to give this leasning test but when I heard the sentence of Audio I was confused that is "can I make 6 people fix it" could you help me about this sentence.

Hello Karan Narang,

The sentence is a little different. What Jamie says is this:

Hi, I called earlier to book a table for four and I was wondering if I can make it for six instead?

The phrases for four and for six refer to the number of people who will be coming - now there will be six people instead of four.

 

If you click on 'Transcript' then you'll see the whole text of the recording.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par hangnt5 le mar 23/06/2020 - 03:34

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I love all the restaurants where have delicious food. But my favorite restaurant is Vietnamese food. Vietnam food is diverse. I like Japanese food, Japanese food is pretty delicious. And I also like Italian food such as pasta, spaghetti

Soumis par joshnamep le jeu 18/06/2020 - 16:45

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I love side-walk restaurant, especially in cities, you can do sightseeing while enjoy your meal and it is more reasonable!
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Soumis par Hennadii le mer 17/06/2020 - 16:29

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I like Italian and Japanese food. They're way too different from our national food but I love it. Perhaps this is the reason - trying something unusual. I can eat pizza or pasta or sushi almost every day

Soumis par Ayawa le dim 14/06/2020 - 10:10

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I like Korean food, it's so delicious. I think live in Korean like a heaven. I mean the food. Hmm, i want eat them everyday.
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Soumis par Basar Huzni le lun 08/06/2020 - 11:53

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Hello, I am Basar from Kurdistan. My favourite kind of restaurant which has a small building and has very clean staff and the price of his food is not expensive, I mean very cheap :) And I like the Kurdish food specially Duhokian food.

Soumis par MAE le ven 05/06/2020 - 05:48

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Definitely, I love Chinese food. Chinese food is pretty delicious! And I also love Italian food like pasta~

Soumis par Asni le jeu 04/06/2020 - 14:55

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Honestly, I don't have a favourite one, I like most of them. I haven't tried Indian food yet but I'd like to because I heard it is quite good and delicious.

Soumis par Ximix le jeu 04/06/2020 - 11:29

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Well, I like italian food. I think that italian food have something especially in itself. Their sauces, pastas and pizzas are delicious.