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.

Task 1

Task 2


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Submitted by pikanov on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 04:34


After being a parent, I seldom go to the cafes. But when at the cafes, I usually order snacks and drinks. My favorite drinks are matcha latte, infused tea, or orange float, with a slice of chocolate cake. A yummy!

Submitted by DeimerT on Tue, 03/10/2023 - 15:21


sometimes I like to go with my wife, especially on weekends or when I don't want to cook.

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Submitted by makar magadanov on Sun, 24/09/2023 - 19:40


I don't buy drink or snack form cafe anymore because they are expensive: I prefer to buy from markets instead:)

Submitted by Clau78 on Sun, 17/09/2023 - 17:21


Rarely. Only when I go to the city center.

Submitted by Toan3002 on Tue, 05/09/2023 - 07:48


Sometimes, I will buy freshly squeezed orange juice or coconut juice with junk food for self-learning. >.<

Submitted by Kais Bouaine on Sat, 19/08/2023 - 21:01


i usually buy drinks or snacks from cafés
because i

Submitted by Jim34 on Fri, 11/08/2023 - 22:38


I don't go to cafés. I buy drinks at my favorite restaurant.

Submitted by lpatarroyo on Tue, 25/07/2023 - 18:20


i enjoy drinking orange juice but really i prefer apple juice.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Wed, 07/06/2023 - 12:04


I often have coffee in cafes. I can't to be just walking and not drinking anything for some reason.

Submitted by wafya on Sat, 27/05/2023 - 21:20


I always like to buy a squeezed juice especially mango with banana squeezed juice 😋