Booking a table

Listen to someone booking a table in a restaurant to practise and improve your listening skills.

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

Transcript

Staff: Hello, Gino's.

Jamie: Hi. Can I book a table for tomorrow night, please?

Staff: How many people is it for?

Jamie: Four.

Staff: And what time would you like?

Jamie: About eight, eight thirty maybe?

Staff: Let's see ... We're pretty busy tomorrow, so I can do half past seven or nine.

Jamie: Oh. OK, then. Half seven, please.

Staff: What name is it?

Jamie: Jamie.

Staff: J-A- ...?

Jamie: M-I-E

Staff: OK, so that's a table for four at half past seven tomorrow evening.

Jamie: Great. Thanks! Bye.

Staff: Bye.


Staff: Hello, Gino's.

Jamie: Hi, I called earlier to book a table for four and I was wondering if I can make it for six instead?

Staff: Ah, what name was it?

Jamie: It's Jamie.

Staff: Table for four at half past seven. So you want to change it to 6 o'clock?

Jamie: No, sorry. Can I make it for six people?

Staff: Oh, I see. Sorry! That shouldn't be a problem. I can move you to a bigger table but it will be nearer the kitchen. Is that OK?

Jamie: No problem. Is it possible to change the time as well? Make it a little bit later?

Staff: Ah ... yeah, we can. Is eight OK for you?

Jamie: Perfect, thanks!

Staff: Lovely. See you tomorrow, then.

Jamie: Thanks! Bye!

Staff: Thanks. Ciao! 

Take your language skills and your career to the next level
Get unlimited access to our self-study courses for only £5.99/month.

Discussion

Download
Worksheet76.85 KB

Language level

Submitted by Aless on Sun, 21/02/2021 - 03:26

Permalink
I love Italian restaurants. Their pizza and pasta are really good.

Submitted by Nasywa Shiyami… on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 04:45

Permalink
My favorite kind of restaurant is serve Indonesian food but i like food from other country too :). I like restaurant which has a comfortable atmosphere, clean, and aesthetic restaurant is a plus for me. *please correct my english, because your correction helps me a lot to proofread and improve my english

Submitted by Brona on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 02:32

Permalink
I like restaurants that serves tasty food and has a good ambience. And to top it up, a good service would be an icing on a cake.

Submitted by ArturM on Sun, 07/02/2021 - 12:57

Permalink
is it 'half eight' mean 8:30?

Hello ArturM,

Yes, that's right. It might help to think of 'half eight' as an abbreviated form of 'half past eight'.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Paola.14 on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 22:23

Permalink
my favorite restaurant is Korean, the food is really delicious

Submitted by heba_sayed on Sun, 31/01/2021 - 02:45

Permalink
I wanaa anyone speak english fluently to contact with me

Submitted by Diana negrete on Wed, 27/01/2021 - 19:14

Permalink
my favorite kind of restaurant is that is confortable place and quiet and i love sea food and meat also i like pizza

Submitted by Chuyen Nguyen on Wed, 27/01/2021 - 06:44

Permalink
My favourite kind of restaurant is Japanese. Because the food is delicious, beautifully decorated and delicate

Submitted by Nailss on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 18:29

Permalink
My favourite restaurant is called Nopegali where they cook togolese foods

Submitted by IMRAN HOSEN on Mon, 25/01/2021 - 08:55

Permalink
I like Canadian food

Submitted by facunica44 on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 22:25

Permalink
my favourite kind of restaurant is argentinian food. I love asado!

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 20:36

Permalink
My favourite kind of restaurants are those that prepare Peruvian food.

Submitted by Phoebe on Sat, 16/01/2021 - 04:01

Permalink
I really enjoy eating sushi at Japanese restaurants.

Submitted by Leila77 on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 18:16

Permalink
I like spicy food, so Indian restaurants are my favourite.

Submitted by IrinAristova on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 14:58

Permalink
I like Italian restaurants because i like pasta and pizza. It is delicious.

Submitted by aika_aab on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 05:18

Permalink
My favourite kind of restaurant is turkish cook, i like their flavor

Submitted by In on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 00:28

Permalink
I Like restaurants with good vegetarian choices.

Submitted by Emily Moreno on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 17:57

Permalink
My favorite kind of restaurant is the asian, like chinese and japanese food. I like arabic food too, these are foods from very different cultures, i adore that fact.

Submitted by ghaila on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 17:55

Permalink
I like Korean and Italian restaurants

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 06:48

Permalink
I prefer to Azerbaijan and Turkish food. I like a lot.

Submitted by German on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 01:06

Permalink
I don´t have a favourite kind of restaurant because I like almost all food, but I would like to go to a Italian restaurant.

Submitted by leonlo on Wed, 06/01/2021 - 21:10

Permalink
I love mexican and italian restaurant.

Submitted by karinaelizabeth on Tue, 05/01/2021 - 23:33

Permalink
I don't have a favorite restaurante but when I go out to eat I used to choose sweet meal.

Submitted by Ngu Wah on Mon, 04/01/2021 - 14:05

Permalink
My favourite kind of restaurants are Myanmar, Thai and China. I like spicy food.

Submitted by Dipen Chakma on Wed, 30/12/2020 - 16:21

Permalink
I'm looking someone to practice English.

Submitted by Theint Theint Phyo on Sun, 27/12/2020 - 15:16

Permalink
My favourite kind of resturant is Myanmar traditional foods.And I like other foods, but almost like Myanmar foods.

Submitted by Maria Ines on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 09:24

Permalink
My favorites restaurant are italian, arabic and venezuelan food

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 03:50

Permalink
My favourite kind of reastaurant is indian and Italian food. I like Indian food very much. They have delicious tastes and preferences.

Submitted by Deyse Pinheiro… on Thu, 24/12/2020 - 18:25

Permalink
I don't eat any kind of meat, so I really enjoy places where I can eat some vegetarian food.

Submitted by May Sabai Phyu on Thu, 24/12/2020 - 14:59

Permalink
I would like to go to Korean restaurant. I like some of Korean food.

Submitted by Larissa330 on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 21:40

Permalink
I would like to go to a restaurant of korean food one day. This kind of restaurant like me

Submitted by glen on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 19:36

Permalink
My favourite kind of restaurants are Pub, Thai and Italian.

Submitted by Usmonov Ozodjon on Sat, 19/12/2020 - 12:52

Permalink
Hi everyone. I`m from Uzbekistan. I have never been abroad so far today. So I haven`t tasted foreign foods. I love our central asian foods such as plov, shashlik, somsa. they are very delicious. I am sure if you taste them, then you want eat every day

Submitted by Abla Abdalgadir on Fri, 18/12/2020 - 22:58

Permalink
I prefer an Arabic restuarant , I hope to travel outside my country and visit new restaurants

Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 13:49

Permalink
My favorite kind of restaurants are the Mexican, Colombian, and Italian

Submitted by Manal on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 05:29

Permalink
sometimes, I change what I like for restaurants due that is my mood case.. if I feel glad I prefer to go through some of a stranger restaurant , culture's eatery, for example, that makes a difference food , tasty , a lot kinds of dessert , as well the burgers, potato fries .

Submitted by Pann Nilar Htun on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 13:57

Permalink
My favorite kind of restaurants are Chinese and Japanese.

Submitted by Asma Taher Ali… on Sun, 13/12/2020 - 15:40

Permalink
It is Ashark Al awsat restaurant in Yemen.

Submitted by Sarah Nasution on Thu, 10/12/2020 - 16:44

Permalink
My favorite restaurant is japanese

Submitted by KareB on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 23:44

Permalink
My favourite kind of restaurant is Italian and Arabic.

Submitted by bexzod on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 11:25

Permalink
i keen on our uzbek national restourant. chiefly because there are very delicious, attractive, nutrional meals. in addition to not expensive. my daughters are fans of uzbek meals like norin and halim. preparing these meals is very difficult. thats why I can not ask to my wife preparing at home.

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Sun, 06/12/2020 - 18:09

Permalink
If I travel to another country, First I will look for a Peruvian restaurant, but as well I can try some foreign food.

Submitted by MJH on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 21:02

Permalink
Hello, I have several kinds of restaurant. I like pastas, pizza, barbecue and gourmet food. I prefer gourmet food because I isn´t to preparing in my home. I like eating beef, pork and fish. I don't have a problem with the food.

Submitted by SOUFY05 on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 20:55

Permalink
Hello I prefer Algerian food but not all. let s say the traditional ones

Submitted by m.someah on Sun, 29/11/2020 - 16:38

Permalink
As I am keen on Pizza and Pasta, Italian restaurants are the best option for me. After that I tend to go to the restaurants which serve seafood to try the best taste of shrimp and lobster.

Submitted by zabiullah on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 17:37

Permalink
thanks so much from your team. i would appreciate that your hardworking. you asked us, which restuarant do you like, i would prefer small restuarant than the bigger and crowded ones. Bxz, in my country services were not perfect and dirty. the small ones are perfect.