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 Cherif le mer 12/06/2019 - 14:17

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Hello, I wish to reserve a table for 3 people for tomorrow night. we would like to have a table next to a window thank you so much

Soumis par abdalhameed le sam 08/06/2019 - 13:42

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I do not like to eat restaurant food, I prefer to eat what my mother cook.
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Soumis par Evandro Diniz le mer 05/06/2019 - 20:24

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I really prefer the food from my motherland... Brazil... Our country is huge, so we have a lot of options. I also enjoy having Italian and Mexican food...

Soumis par Agata2021 le lun 03/06/2019 - 12:33

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I like small restourants with delicious meal and pleasant staff.

Soumis par mhazizi le dim 26/05/2019 - 15:52

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I don't like to eat fast food in a restaurant. Because, eating fast food leads to illness. I think it's better to eat more vegetable and a little fast food. Usually the restaurant environment is nice special with family. Thanks

Soumis par Malik le ven 24/05/2019 - 10:30

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My favorite restaurant is a renowned restaurant with variate type of foods specially cranshy and spicy foods, in addition to good and fast Services.

Soumis par Liv hoang le dim 12/05/2019 - 10:32

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I like restaurants with fresh air and green plants. Wherever, they serve local and seasonable foods.
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Soumis par andredithfv le ven 10/05/2019 - 20:59

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Hello. My favorite kind of restaurant is one that have organic food. I like eat very healthy, because I think about my health, but I like eat delicious too. For it, i prefer one restaurant that have food organic and yummy.

Soumis par gallo le mer 08/05/2019 - 20:05

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I like spanish restaurant. There are a big variety of products from our rich fields so you can eat healthy food and the taste is very good.

Soumis par rajesh devendran le mar 07/05/2019 - 19:56

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My favorite restaurant is the hotel kohinoor and it is half a mile far from my home..my favorite food there is briyani...

Soumis par oumi le dim 05/05/2019 - 17:38

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i like going to the restaurant that offere a morroco tradiional food ,i feel like i'm in home because now i'm living far of my house i study in another city. so going in restaurant like that make feel good and make me rememer the taste of my mother food.

Soumis par Setareh le ven 26/04/2019 - 08:45

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My favorite is fast food restaurant. I really like them.

Soumis par Pawani le mer 24/04/2019 - 13:59

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I don 't go to restaurants, but I would like vegetarian foods.
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Soumis par TP le mer 24/04/2019 - 13:57

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I like all kinds of restaurants such as Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican to name but a few. In my country, most restaurants serve rice and curry because it is our staple food. I like to try food prepared using organic fruit and veggies. Also, l love to enjoy food sitting in a restaurant by a river or a lake.

Soumis par Nabil Yacouba le sam 20/04/2019 - 10:29

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I prefer restaurant where we have many varieties of food and also dessert
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Soumis par Stanley Alvarez le ven 19/04/2019 - 21:29

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My favourite restaurant kind is the arabian ones, because I love its foods.
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Soumis par Hana Jasumin le ven 19/04/2019 - 15:02

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i like the charming restourant and near from the see or lake

Soumis par César Árraga le dim 14/04/2019 - 17:28

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My favourite restaurants are whose where it sells Seafood, I really love eating it .For example, in my country there is a seafood called "Arroz con Mariscos", it's delicious and it's made from octopus, shrimp, squids, etc.
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Soumis par Dawood Afzal le sam 13/04/2019 - 07:12

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I love cooking in well known restaurants and want learn some good and delicious recipes.
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Soumis par Maira Miranda … le sam 13/04/2019 - 02:15

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Actually I don´t go frecuently to restaurant but I love chinese food and awould like to taste korean and japanis food.

Soumis par sonerik le ven 12/04/2019 - 13:04

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My favorite restaurant, meal and turkish food restaurants.

Soumis par Wahiba le mar 09/04/2019 - 23:24

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I prefer small , calm and nice restaurants with a professional staffs and appetizing menus and delicious meals.

Soumis par Alaa le lun 08/04/2019 - 12:59

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my favorite restaurant chicken box and I like looking for new places
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Soumis par mehrazin le jeu 04/04/2019 - 15:34

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Dear British Council Team My favorite restaurant is a casual dining restaurant or a family restaurant, you feel a nice and affordable dining experience there, theres a menu with suitable prices and a variety of cuisine to choose . you could go there along with your family and friends. whenever I have a good appetite ,I prefer to have lunch at the buffet restaurant .Apparently buffet could reach my appetite well. when i want to meet a friend for the first time, i like to go to the caffee shop . British council team, I love u all,your great job is admirable. many thanks to u
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Soumis par drsalwa kotb le mar 02/04/2019 - 21:33

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i like restaurants of fast foods like MACDONaLADS

Soumis par cittàutopica le mar 02/04/2019 - 18:48

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I'm keen on restaurants and I like looking for new places where I and my relatives or my friends can eat well. I prefer to choose small restaurants, which offer local specialities or original menu. Moreover I write a review on a website for every restaurant I've visited .

Soumis par IsraelMg le lun 01/04/2019 - 06:32

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my favorite kind of restaurant is one that have pizza because is my favorite kind of food i enjoy a lot and i prefer a restaurant with a green place

Soumis par krigss91350 le sam 30/03/2019 - 12:39

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My favorite restaurant is Burger King. There are many delicious things like shawarma, rolls, burgers, french fries, cold drinks, salads, desserts
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Soumis par MAO le mar 26/03/2019 - 12:37

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I like hot pot restaurants, which are all-you-can-eat, especially in winter. In this kind of restaurant, there are a variety of foods you can eat, including sushi, noodles, fried rice, drinks, ice cream, and so on. But for me, i like the hot pot the most. I would like to get lots of vegetables first and then get some meats later. It is good for our health to eat the originally-natural materials.