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! 

Task 1

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Submitted by cicerocoghi on Mon, 11/03/2024 - 11:06


I like the Italian food very much but I like to try and appreciate different dishes all the world or the one has prepared in extravagant way when you can mix vegetables, meat, nuts and fruit. So nice when you find out a new flavour, every thing depend on the cook explore all kind of herbs and dressings.

Submitted by boug on Sun, 10/03/2024 - 16:02


for now, idon't have a preferred  type of restuarant 

My favourite kind of restaurant is pasta restaurants. I don't have some favourite, but I really like to eat pasta. Handmade pasta is my favorite

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Submitted by davevud on Tue, 20/02/2024 - 08:35


What's your favourite kind of restaurant?
I think it will be Italian restaurant because I do love pasta with cream cheese and love to try pizza as well too.

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Submitted by Alia_pp on Mon, 19/02/2024 - 07:58


my favorite restaurant which offers Crispy fries because no one can master the crispy ,do you understand what I saying?

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Submitted by Ahmeddeda77 on Sun, 28/01/2024 - 12:27


My favorite kind of restaurant is the roust restaurant.

Hi , in task 2, regarding the orders of sentences, if there a way for writing numbers of orders in answering it, numbers that I can see?

Hi Waza,

We don't have that capacity at the moment, but you may like to use the downloadable worksheet PDF. That has spaces for writing numbers in task 2.


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Submitted by cmdtenglish on Sat, 13/01/2024 - 20:27


my favorite kind food is rice with french fries and steak i prefer the basic this is traditional food from são paulo city. have a nice meal guys

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Submitted by on Sun, 31/12/2023 - 22:08


I like italian cuisine a lot, but I also like to try the ethnic ones, like japanese or mexican for instance. One of my favourite italian hot dish is obviuosly pizza, especially the pizza made in Naple: it's fantastic!