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How to order a round in a pub

Learn some words and phrases for ordering drinks in a busy pub.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello setareye!
I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble! People are often surprised how difficult listening to native speakers can be. They often talk very fast and use different words, as well as having different accents. Don't be scared or disappointed - this is perfectly normal. I don't know how long you've lived in Australia, but with a little bit of time, you may find it easier to understand. Make sure you keep practising with slightly easier listenings, too, like our Elementary Podcasts.

If you need to talk to people about something, think about what words you might use or how they might answer. When I have to speak Chinese where I live, in Taiwan, I try to think of useful words before I talk to people, so I can recognise them when I hear them. Also, don't be afraid to ask people to slow down or say something again when they talk to you. Again, I do this in Chinese and in my experience most people will try to talk more slowly and simply for you.

Don't give up!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

hi i really don't understand..

Hello happy john!
Don't worry if you don't understand! We have lots of other English on the site. Why not try our Elementary Podcasts? Listen to the podcast and use the transcript to help you. Then do the exercises!
And welcome to LearnEnglish!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Everyone,
I am from Vietnam.

I think the man want to pay for what he has ordered but it was the same with what woman already ordered.

Thanks a bunch ! Nice and cute video !
Just I still confused at the end of the conversation, Did the man want to pay what the woman has ordered ? or he just has ordered someting else for him ?  

ofcourse no, the man didn't want to pay what the woman has orfered. he ordered something else.

This is a great useful video, because when I was in England I used thoose words very much.. thanks

It's really useful video because I've never herd about kinds of beer like lager. It has another names in my country. Thank you, LearnEnglish Team!

Hai, friends ,
It's fun to see the expressions of the young lady and man .They are really good actors !Why we go to the pub  instead of coffee house ?

Hi Rainbow,
Pubs are very popular in Britain, but lots of people prefer other places to socialise, like cafés, restaurants, nightclubs etc. It's a matter of personal taste, really! The only problem comes when friends like different places and can't decide which to go to.
I like pubs, because they often have a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and I also enjoy the taste of British beer!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team