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 PEKO on Tue, 26/09/2023 - 12:56


My favourite kind of restaurant is Japanese and Asian. There are many delicious cuisine as sushi and dim sum.

Submitted by valsari on Sun, 10/09/2023 - 23:32


I think my favourite restaurant is an asian restaurant.

Submitted by DeniseFlor on Mon, 04/09/2023 - 01:36


I don't have a favorite kind of restaurant, but I love the peruvian food

Submitted by Helium on Wed, 30/08/2023 - 22:44


Unfortunately, I don't have a favorite restaurant, but when I will learn English language, I necessarily find my favorite restaurant.

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Submitted by PiouPiou on Tue, 29/08/2023 - 01:28


Yummy that make me hungry, Can I have the address of the restaurant pretty please ?

Submitted by Toan3002 on Mon, 28/08/2023 - 10:10


In my point of view, I really love Korean restaurants because the grilled beef here is pretty tasty and attractive dish!!

Submitted by Russel Uz on Mon, 28/08/2023 - 03:02


Excuse me,I have a question regarding this task.
Why in the preparation task has righr answer about halh eight as a 8.30?

Hi Russel Uz,

Thanks for your question. That is correct, "half eight" means the same as "half past eight", i.e. 8.30. You can say "half" with any hour (e.g. "Half twelve" means 12.30).


LearnEnglish team

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Submitted by Cristian0813 on Sun, 27/08/2023 - 09:43


My favorite typical restaurant