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 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 :).

Submitted by minesey on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 07:51


Personaly, I love eating in oriental restaurants.

Submitted by pikanov on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 02:43


I love eating in Arabic restaurants and Chinese food. I think both have delicious aromas and are authentic taste.

Submitted by Rodolpho DVG on Wed, 11/10/2023 - 10:42


Me and my wife don't eat meat, so we usually go to vegetarian restaurants or places where we can find options beyond the traditional plates. Our favorite restaurant in São Paulo is Loving Hut, a restaurant especialized in vegan food.

Submitted by Muneer. Qmohammed on Mon, 09/10/2023 - 13:56


My favorite restaurant the indain food esppacily chicken cary

Submitted by ALNABHAN on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 19:18


The oriental resturants are my favorite , but also I like trying new foods.

Submitted by Mleko on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 18:13


I think that my favourite kind of restaurant is Italy kitchen. I love them food like pizza, pasta, pesto, lasagne and much more. I also like Chinese kitchen but Italy win, though.