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 Nane on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 21:14

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Hi! I often buy drinks and snacks from cafés. I often visit a cafeteria with my husband, we buy strawberry shakes and croissant. Regards, AM

Submitted by Yenn nguyen on Thu, 26/03/2020 - 10:43

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I often hang on with my friends and we drink tea milk, tea, fruits, eat several food snacks, talks about life and some private story, have fun talking.

Submitted by Khin Nyein Chan on Mon, 16/03/2020 - 01:56

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I only buy drinks and snacks from cafe when I meet with my friends.

Submitted by s4lemm on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 12:11

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Rarely, I usually have a snack at home or at work.

Submitted by Abdullah on Fri, 28/02/2020 - 09:33

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I don't buy them from cafes... I buy them from supermarkets! i do it seldom, because I don't into them so much!

Submitted by Talha Munir on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 18:44

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Some time I purchase snacks but usually I did not like it.. but I like cold drink with biryani, whenever I go to Bazar I ordered biryani along with cold drink..

Submitted by hamayoon on Sat, 22/02/2020 - 11:02

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In our country everything buy from shops and markets there isn't any cafe shop if it's it doesn't buy anything else

Submitted by siciidgaagaale on Fri, 21/02/2020 - 13:50

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I do not usually buy drink let alone snacks . I hadrly ever buy drinks because i do not often go cafés if it happens i order Vinto with milk it is very popular in our local cafés . last time i bought drink was three months ago while i was eating in a cafateria . I am not totally keen on snacks like biscuits 'sweets 'gam and so on.
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Submitted by Kadir on Mon, 17/02/2020 - 19:20

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When I go to a cafe, usually offer a cup of coffee and a glass of water. Then I eat some chocolate. cake. My wife offer coke and strawberry cake. She likes that too much. You know children always want to drink coke and eat pizza.