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.

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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A1 English level (elementary)

Submitted by cittàutopica on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 18:36

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I often hang out at the little bar which is near my home, because the barman makes a very good coffee and an excellent cappuccino.
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Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 15:57

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I don't buy drinks or snacks from cafés often, because I usually visit my friends at university. Sometimes, I go for bread from bakery but I don't buy any drinks.
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Submitted by clau1960 on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 12:26

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I´d like more listenings for beginner level pople who are going to travel abroad and need to speak and listen English in real situations. I´m teaching adults.
Hello clau1960 Thanks for the suggestion! These 12 pages are less than one month old and we are working to create downloadable worksheets for them at the moment. I'd also recommend our Starting Out series (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/starting-out), which is at the A1 and A2 level, as well as the Speaking videos (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/speaking) at the A1 level. We will be producing more Speaking videos, but I'm afraid they will not be ready for some time. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team