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.

Preparation

Transcript

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 Phan Bao Dung on Tue, 28/07/2020 - 19:09

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I sometimes buy drinks or snacks from cafés when I go out with my family. I buy coffee or tea for my husband and me, a few chocolate bars and cookies for my daughter.

Submitted by I am on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 19:54

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A couple times at month, when we, with friends, attending the caffe or restaurant. Usually we buy a craft beer and snack )

Submitted by Alifaraax on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 18:25

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I often buy soft drink sometimes i ordered mango juice or banana shaka.

Submitted by Ahmad_Khalil on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 11:11

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I usually buy drinks and snakes from on-road cafes

Submitted by Miri85 on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 10:40

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Sometimes, maybe once a week.

Submitted by fahri on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 00:11

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Dear team. Oh, then I'll have an apple juice instead, please. The word 'instead' is an adjective or adverb ??? Thank you very much for your answer.
Hi fahri, 'Instead' is an adverb. Here, it describes the clause 'I'll have an apple juice'. Best wishes, Jonathan The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Alifaraax on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 18:28

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Dear Jonathan i would like to know some informations about the course so may I ask you? I'm looming forward about your respond.
Hi Alifaraax, Yes, you're welcome to ask questions here :) You can also find course information on this page: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/online-courses Best wishes, Jonathan The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by syah on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 13:53

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After school was over, I often go to cafe near my school with my friends to buy foods and drinks. On weekends, I sometimes hang out too with them at the cafe.