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 Mia789 on Sat, 13/07/2024 - 10:29


I don't have a specific preference for a type of restaurant because I enjoy food from both restaurants and homemade meals. I have a passion for trying different cuisines from around the world.

Submitted by osama Elhelwany on Thu, 27/06/2024 - 21:25


I like to eat a foods famous when i am visting any country 

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Submitted by Ahlem Neroli on Tue, 25/06/2024 - 06:57


The best kitchen -cuisine- is Mother Nature's kitchen*****

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Submitted by Engy_NG2024 on Thu, 20/06/2024 - 00:21


I prefer classic ones !

Submitted by khaledmurgan on Sat, 01/06/2024 - 23:30


My favorite kind of restaurant is Arabic food

Submitted by Angel7768 on Fri, 31/05/2024 - 04:09


What's your favourite kind of restaurant?
Hi there, my favourites restaurants are local restaurants. Where you find good people and good food.
when I went out with my family we prefer going to a near restaurant. and sometimes we order at home

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).