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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Submitted by saeedebrahimip on Sat, 12/06/2021 - 11:56

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I'd love to go to the Iranian restaurants because they are originality.
Hello Saeed Did you eat in Iranian restaurants? Did you test Kebab and Daisy ?? They are greasy but delicious.

Submitted by Munirah Saad 20 on Sun, 02/05/2021 - 22:59

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my favorite kind of restaurant are Indian and Italian food

Submitted by Geydibayona07 on Mon, 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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Submitted by PuenteD on Sun, 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...

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Thu, 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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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 13:12

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

Submitted by Trang.22111994 on Wed, 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.

Submitted by Nader Ahmed on Sat, 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.

Submitted by erum on Sat, 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.

Submitted by sanazmajidi on Wed, 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.

Submitted by tvkien on Wed, 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

Submitted by feyarita on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 15:16

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My favorite restaurant is home made restaurant.

Submitted by DarwinM on Tue, 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.

Submitted by Minh on Tue, 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.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Mon, 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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Submitted by Marce-English on Wed, 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.

Submitted by Giuliana on Mon, 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!

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Mon, 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.

Submitted by victor.07 on Sat, 06/03/2021 - 13:03

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I like Peruvian restaurant
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Submitted by mirtha on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 20:33

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

Submitted by Dandara Silva on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 20:57

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

Submitted by Alberto on Sun, 28/02/2021 - 09:05

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

Submitted by Aless on Sun, 21/02/2021 - 03:26

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

Submitted by Nasywa Shiyami… on Thu, 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

Submitted by Brona on Thu, 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.
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Submitted by ArturM on Sun, 07/02/2021 - 12:57

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is it 'half eight' mean 8:30?

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

Submitted by Paola.14 on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 22:23

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my favorite restaurant is Korean, the food is really delicious

Submitted by heba_sayed on Sun, 31/01/2021 - 02:45

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I wanaa anyone speak english fluently to contact with me

Submitted by Diana negrete on Wed, 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

Submitted by Chuyen Nguyen on Wed, 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

Submitted by Nailss on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 18:29

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My favourite restaurant is called Nopegali where they cook togolese foods

Submitted by IMRAN HOSEN on Mon, 25/01/2021 - 08:55

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I like Canadian food

Submitted by facunica44 on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 22:25

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

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 20:36

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

Submitted by Phoebe on Sat, 16/01/2021 - 04:01

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I really enjoy eating sushi at Japanese restaurants.

Submitted by Leila77 on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 18:16

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

Submitted by IrinAristova on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 14:58

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

Submitted by aika_aab on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 05:18

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

Submitted by In on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 00:28

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I Like restaurants with good vegetarian choices.

Submitted by Emily Moreno on Mon, 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.

Submitted by ghaila on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 17:55

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I like Korean and Italian restaurants

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 06:48

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

Submitted by German on Fri, 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.

Submitted by leonlo on Wed, 06/01/2021 - 21:10

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I love mexican and italian restaurant.

Submitted by karinaelizabeth on Tue, 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.

Submitted by Ngu Wah on Mon, 04/01/2021 - 14:05

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