Ordering in a café

Ordering in a café

Listen to people ordering food and drinks in a café to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Customer 1: Can I have an orange juice, please?

Server: Regular or large?

Customer 1: How big is a large?

Server: This is a large. This is a regular.

Customer 1: I'll have a large, then, please. Without ice.

Server: OK, coming up.

Customer 1: Sorry, I wanted freshly squeezed orange juice.

Server: I'm afraid we only have bottled juices.

Customer 1: Oh, then I'll have an apple juice instead, please.

Server: Here you go. That's £3.50, please.

Customer: Thanks.

Server: Thank you.

Server: Can I help anyone?

Customer 2: Who's next?

Customer 3: You were first, I think.

Customer 2: What teas do you have?

Server: Breakfast tea, mint and green tea.

Customer 2: A mint tea and a slice of lemon cake, please.

Server: To eat in or take away?

Customer 2: Take away, please.

Server: There you go. That'll be £4.20, please.

Customer 2: Sorry, I've only got a fifty.

Server: That's OK. Here's your change … 5, 10, 30, 50.

Server: Who's next?

Customer 4: Can I have a ...

Customer 3: Sorry, I think I was in front of you. 

Customer 4: Oh, sorry! 

Customer 3: Can I have a chocolate chip cookie, please?

Server: Would you like a drink with that?

Customer 3: No, thanks. Just the cookie.

Server: OK, then. That's 95p, please.

Customer 3: Thanks. I think that's right.

Server: 50, 70, 80, 85, 90, 92, 94, yep, 95. Thank you.

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Submitted by sawpaing on Thu, 18/07/2024 - 21:34


I occasionally buy those things from cafes, but I buy drinks from a minimart every day.

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Submitted by jondepdation on Tue, 25/06/2024 - 14:37


Sometimes, I go with my friends to buy some snacks and drinks to go home and study or relax there

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Submitted by ASSAMOI on Wed, 29/05/2024 - 13:30


I rarely buy drinks because our secretary gives us for free. But I often buy for at home.

Submitted by ubaid332 on Wed, 08/05/2024 - 07:09


I like buying drinks from the cafe daily but like coffee and biscuits. Because it is lightweight and I use it instead of meal. I want to lose weight so I decided to skip a time meal and use coffee and biscuits.

Submitted by MaestraTitty77 on Tue, 07/05/2024 - 16:36


I usually have coffee at home but sometimes, if I am with friends or my boyfriend, I go to the cafès in the centre of my city because they are elegant and cosy.

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Submitted by ZarNiAung on Thu, 04/04/2024 - 18:15


I usually buy drinks and snacks from cafe twice a week. When I have an event like meeting, when someone visit to my home or when I don't have food ready to eat in the morning and my kids want to eat the snacks from cafe I always go to cafe to buy drinks and snacks.

Submitted by Luisa03 on Wed, 20/03/2024 - 12:43


I like coffe shops, but I don´t go there often.

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Fri, 15/03/2024 - 11:46


Sometimes I ordered coffee and pieces of cake in cafes. If I am hurry I take it away but I prefer stay in cause It is the opportunity to relax and put my mind in good way "time to organized my thoughts ". I always meet friends up  in cafés as well, it is a nice place to have a chat, socialize and of course to try different coffee drinks...

Submitted by fajarsumirat on Tue, 16/01/2024 - 07:52


[How often do you buy drinks or snacks from cafés?]