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.

Preparation

Transcript

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 Pawani on Wed, 24/04/2019 - 13:59

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I don 't go to restaurants, but I would like vegetarian foods.
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Submitted by TP on Wed, 24/04/2019 - 13:57

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I like all kinds of restaurants such as Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican to name but a few. In my country, most restaurants serve rice and curry because it is our staple food. I like to try food prepared using organic fruit and veggies. Also, l love to enjoy food sitting in a restaurant by a river or a lake.

Submitted by Ehsan1984 on Sun, 21/04/2019 - 19:16

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i like clean restaurant with light music

Submitted by Nabil Yacouba on Sat, 20/04/2019 - 10:29

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I prefer restaurant where we have many varieties of food and also dessert
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Submitted by Hana Jasumin on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 15:02

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i like the charming restourant and near from the see or lake
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Submitted by Dawood Afzal on Sat, 13/04/2019 - 07:12

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I love cooking in well known restaurants and want learn some good and delicious recipes.