Booking a table

Booking a table

Listen to someone booking a table in a restaurant to practise and improve your listening skills!

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


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 dkythien4 on Tue, 05/12/2023 - 09:09


What's your favourite kind of restaurant?
I love Japanese restaurant. For me Japanese food is very delicious.

Submitted by Dark Space on Tue, 05/12/2023 - 08:23


I love kind of KOREA, JAPAN and Viet Nam Restaurant, especially like Sashimi the most

Submitted by thanhfutech on Mon, 06/11/2023 - 15:14


I like eating at a Korea restaurant
and Vietnam food as Pho noodle, fish, chicken...

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Submitted by Arkhu Rainy on Sat, 04/11/2023 - 02:24


Korean and as well as Japanese restaurants are amazing!!!

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sat, 21/10/2023 - 17:19


I like the Italian restaurant but I love when I can tasty a new food like a vegetarian food or a different and exotic dishes with a special and new flavours and spices....

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Submitted by Mayada3 on Wed, 18/10/2023 - 14:12


I personally love eat in private restaurants for wmen and have low price and love fast food like pizza

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Submitted by SAY on Wed, 18/10/2023 - 09:53


I love all kind of food if I have a chance to taste.

Submitted by yousef_younis on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 15:16


I rarely eat outside, but when I do, there are several factors I care about like
Cleanliness of the restaurant, fast preparation, good taste, and quite environment. Not to mention the budget of course :).