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 Samanko24 on Sat, 18/05/2024 - 13:55


Welcome everybody , The restaurant that I love very much is the Moroccan restaurant, especially the local chicken with fried potatoes, it is very delicious, as well as couscous and also tagine with meat and plums.

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Submitted by Manuel Hdez on Sat, 18/05/2024 - 06:18


I don´t used to go to restaurants, maybe because my family cooks very good and I caompare inmediatly, I prefer a friendly meeting!

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Submitted by Tarek Ali on Mon, 13/05/2024 - 14:26


My favourite kind of restaurant is Arabic food, like a meal called Mandy, that’s pretty delicious and I also like fast food like fried chicken. I know that’s not healthy. These days I will try going to the gym to do exercises.

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Submitted by Libra23 on Sun, 14/04/2024 - 18:37


Hi everyone! I think that I don’t prefer a specific type of cuisine: firstly because there are several types of dishes in each country and secondly because I haven’t tried them (certainly some of these are good and some are bad).

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My favorite restaurant is a noodle restaurant. I don't have my favorite, but I really enjoy eating noodles. Handmade dumplings are my favorite

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I like restaurants that serve traditional food

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My favourite restaurant is The Pardo Cafe. They have the best food and beverages. My favourite food there would be chicken chipotle. 

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Submitted by blanquis on Wed, 27/03/2024 - 16:39


My favorite kind of restaurant is the Mediterranean food, but I love try new flavors especially oriental food.

Submitted by Nick_Jocelin on Tue, 26/03/2024 - 12:21


I don't have favorite kind of restaurant but if I need to choose, I will say Italian Restaurant such as pasta and pizza, I eat them a lot.

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I like Syrian restaurants their food is very delicious.