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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.

Transcripts

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! 

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Comments

I don't like the food of the restaurant, I like home eating (:

I like Italian and Turkish food.

hello guys,i 'm Ayar from myanmar.i like thailand food and myanmar food.but sometimes eat pizza,barker. especially i like myanmar food 'mot hyin khar' which is at the side-walk shop in myanmar.this is very deliciou and yammy.

I know 'mot hyin khar'. I used to eat it sometime. i'm from Vietnam, Do you know Vietnam?

I don't have a favourite restaurant, I like foods for many countries

I am fond of Turkish cuisine. Therefore, I love the restaurants that serve Turkish traditional dishes such as kebab, döner etc.

How do I do to download these audios?

Helo Helio Sigauque,

I'm afraid the audio is not available for download on this page.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I liked to give this leasning test but when I heard the sentence of Audio I was confused that is "can I make 6 people fix it" could you help me about this sentence.

Hello Karan Narang,

The sentence is a little different. What Jamie says is this:

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

The phrases for four and for six refer to the number of people who will be coming - now there will be six people instead of four.

 

If you click on 'Transcript' then you'll see the whole text of the recording.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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