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! 

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Submitted by Mennaosama on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 01:32

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i prefer open kinds of restaurants with delicious meals

Submitted by anhsonic on Fri, 14/06/2019 - 13:18

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I like to eat very much, I want to try many kinds of food in the world. Especially, Vietnamese food make me lot of impressions. If you can at least visit Vietnam on time, you must stay there in 1 month and try your best to eat

Submitted by Cherif on Wed, 12/06/2019 - 14:17

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Hello, I wish to reserve a table for 3 people for tomorrow night. we would like to have a table next to a window thank you so much

Submitted by abdalhameed on Sat, 08/06/2019 - 13:42

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I do not like to eat restaurant food, I prefer to eat what my mother cook.

Submitted by Evandro Diniz on Wed, 05/06/2019 - 20:24

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I really prefer the food from my motherland... Brazil... Our country is huge, so we have a lot of options. I also enjoy having Italian and Mexican food...

Submitted by Skitalec on Wed, 05/06/2019 - 18:36

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Cafe Mu-Mu in Moscow))

Submitted by Agata2021 on Mon, 03/06/2019 - 12:33

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I like small restourants with delicious meal and pleasant staff.

Submitted by mhazizi on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 15:52

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I don't like to eat fast food in a restaurant. Because, eating fast food leads to illness. I think it's better to eat more vegetable and a little fast food. Usually the restaurant environment is nice special with family. Thanks

Submitted by Malik on Fri, 24/05/2019 - 10:30

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My favorite restaurant is a renowned restaurant with variate type of foods specially cranshy and spicy foods, in addition to good and fast Services.

Submitted by Liv hoang on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 10:32

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I like restaurants with fresh air and green plants. Wherever, they serve local and seasonable foods.

Submitted by Nway Oo Kalayar on Sat, 11/05/2019 - 15:38

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Good listening.

Submitted by andredithfv on Fri, 10/05/2019 - 20:59

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Hello. My favorite kind of restaurant is one that have organic food. I like eat very healthy, because I think about my health, but I like eat delicious too. For it, i prefer one restaurant that have food organic and yummy.

Submitted by gallo on Wed, 08/05/2019 - 20:05

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I like spanish restaurant. There are a big variety of products from our rich fields so you can eat healthy food and the taste is very good.

Submitted by rajesh devendran on Tue, 07/05/2019 - 19:56

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My favorite restaurant is the hotel kohinoor and it is half a mile far from my home..my favorite food there is briyani...

Submitted by oumi on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 17:38

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i like going to the restaurant that offere a morroco tradiional food ,i feel like i'm in home because now i'm living far of my house i study in another city. so going in restaurant like that make feel good and make me rememer the taste of my mother food.

Submitted by Setareh on Fri, 26/04/2019 - 08:45

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My favorite is fast food restaurant. I really like them.

Submitted by Pawani on Wed, 24/04/2019 - 13:59

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I don 't go to restaurants, but I would like vegetarian foods.

Submitted by TP on Wed, 24/04/2019 - 13:57

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I like all kinds of restaurants such as Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican to name but a few. In my country, most restaurants serve rice and curry because it is our staple food. I like to try food prepared using organic fruit and veggies. Also, l love to enjoy food sitting in a restaurant by a river or a lake.

Submitted by Ehsan1984 on Sun, 21/04/2019 - 19:16

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i like clean restaurant with light music

Submitted by Nabil Yacouba on Sat, 20/04/2019 - 10:29

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I prefer restaurant where we have many varieties of food and also dessert

Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 21:29

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My favourite restaurant kind is the arabian ones, because I love its foods.

Submitted by Hana Jasumin on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 15:02

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i like the charming restourant and near from the see or lake

Submitted by César Árraga on Sun, 14/04/2019 - 17:28

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My favourite restaurants are whose where it sells Seafood, I really love eating it .For example, in my country there is a seafood called "Arroz con Mariscos", it's delicious and it's made from octopus, shrimp, squids, etc.

Submitted by Dawood Afzal on Sat, 13/04/2019 - 07:12

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I love cooking in well known restaurants and want learn some good and delicious recipes.

Submitted by Maira Miranda … on Sat, 13/04/2019 - 02:15

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Actually I don´t go frecuently to restaurant but I love chinese food and awould like to taste korean and japanis food.

Submitted by sonerik on Fri, 12/04/2019 - 13:04

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My favorite restaurant, meal and turkish food restaurants.

Submitted by Wahiba on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 23:24

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I prefer small , calm and nice restaurants with a professional staffs and appetizing menus and delicious meals.

Submitted by mtalebi on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 06:31

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I like the restaurant to be quiet.

Submitted by Alaa on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 12:59

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my favorite restaurant chicken box and I like looking for new places

Submitted by mehrazin on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:34

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Dear British Council Team My favorite restaurant is a casual dining restaurant or a family restaurant, you feel a nice and affordable dining experience there, theres a menu with suitable prices and a variety of cuisine to choose . you could go there along with your family and friends. whenever I have a good appetite ,I prefer to have lunch at the buffet restaurant .Apparently buffet could reach my appetite well. when i want to meet a friend for the first time, i like to go to the caffee shop . British council team, I love u all,your great job is admirable. many thanks to u

Submitted by drsalwa kotb on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 21:33

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i like restaurants of fast foods like MACDONaLADS

Submitted by cittàutopica on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 18:48

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I'm keen on restaurants and I like looking for new places where I and my relatives or my friends can eat well. I prefer to choose small restaurants, which offer local specialities or original menu. Moreover I write a review on a website for every restaurant I've visited .

Submitted by IsraelMg on Mon, 01/04/2019 - 06:32

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my favorite kind of restaurant is one that have pizza because is my favorite kind of food i enjoy a lot and i prefer a restaurant with a green place

Submitted by krigss91350 on Sat, 30/03/2019 - 12:39

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My favorite restaurant is Burger King. There are many delicious things like shawarma, rolls, burgers, french fries, cold drinks, salads, desserts

Submitted by MAO on Tue, 26/03/2019 - 12:37

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I like hot pot restaurants, which are all-you-can-eat, especially in winter. In this kind of restaurant, there are a variety of foods you can eat, including sushi, noodles, fried rice, drinks, ice cream, and so on. But for me, i like the hot pot the most. I would like to get lots of vegetables first and then get some meats later. It is good for our health to eat the originally-natural materials.
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