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 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.

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.

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.

Soumis par karinaelizabeth le mar 05/01/2021 - 23:33

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I don't have a favorite restaurante but when I go out to eat I used to choose sweet meal.

Soumis par Ngu Wah le lun 04/01/2021 - 14:05

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My favourite kind of restaurants are Myanmar, Thai and China. I like spicy food.

Soumis par Dipen Chakma le mer 30/12/2020 - 16:21

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I'm looking someone to practice English.

Soumis par Theint Theint Phyo le dim 27/12/2020 - 15:16

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My favourite kind of resturant is Myanmar traditional foods.And I like other foods, but almost like Myanmar foods.

Soumis par Maria Ines le sam 26/12/2020 - 09:24

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My favorites restaurant are italian, arabic and venezuelan food

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le sam 26/12/2020 - 03:50

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My favourite kind of reastaurant is indian and Italian food. I like Indian food very much. They have delicious tastes and preferences.

Soumis par Deyse Pinheiro… le jeu 24/12/2020 - 18:25

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I don't eat any kind of meat, so I really enjoy places where I can eat some vegetarian food.

Soumis par May Sabai Phyu le jeu 24/12/2020 - 14:59

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I would like to go to Korean restaurant. I like some of Korean food.

Soumis par Larissa330 le lun 21/12/2020 - 21:40

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I would like to go to a restaurant of korean food one day. This kind of restaurant like me

Soumis par glen le dim 20/12/2020 - 19:36

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My favourite kind of restaurants are Pub, Thai and Italian.

Soumis par Usmonov Ozodjon le sam 19/12/2020 - 12:52

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Hi everyone. I`m from Uzbekistan. I have never been abroad so far today. So I haven`t tasted foreign foods. I love our central asian foods such as plov, shashlik, somsa. they are very delicious. I am sure if you taste them, then you want eat every day

Soumis par Abla Abdalgadir le ven 18/12/2020 - 22:58

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I prefer an Arabic restuarant , I hope to travel outside my country and visit new restaurants

Soumis par Tatiana barrera le mar 15/12/2020 - 13:49

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My favorite kind of restaurants are the Mexican, Colombian, and Italian

Soumis par Manal le mar 15/12/2020 - 05:29

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sometimes, I change what I like for restaurants due that is my mood case.. if I feel glad I prefer to go through some of a stranger restaurant , culture's eatery, for example, that makes a difference food , tasty , a lot kinds of dessert , as well the burgers, potato fries .

Soumis par Pann Nilar Htun le lun 14/12/2020 - 13:57

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My favorite kind of restaurants are Chinese and Japanese.