Booking a table

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

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

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It is Ashark Al awsat restaurant in Yemen.

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

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My favorite restaurant is japanese

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

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My favourite kind of restaurant is Italian and Arabic.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Fri, 27/11/2020 - 07:56

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My favorite is Azerbaijan food. I like to eat Sheki Piti. It is really delicious. Also I like Turkish and Azerbaijan sweets. Azerbaijan and Turkish pakhlava are really perfect. I like each one a lot.

Submitted by Reysan13 on Fri, 27/11/2020 - 04:33

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My favorite kind are; Italian, Japanese and spanish restaurant.

Submitted by David_Tham on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 14:22

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My favorite is the Japanese food.

Submitted by PushpaTrivi on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 09:16

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My favorite is Indian street food and i really love spicy food. So that's only the place to i found to satisfy my taste buds.

Submitted by Reham Mohammed on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 13:00

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I love Indian food, so the first thing i think about Is it indian? How spicy it is?

Submitted by Anhi on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 11:02

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i like Italian, Chinese, French, Vietnamese. I dont mind trying new dishes. When I choose a reasturant i take into account price, atmosphere and service.

Submitted by Leokad27 on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 03:06

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My favorite restaurant Is at Mexican food, i love this food Is de most taste that i ’ve tried.

Submitted by Orianaotero on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 03:46

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My favorite kind of restaurant is Italian. I love eat pasta and pizza so much

Submitted by frknakgn on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 20:17

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My favourite kind of restaurant is Kebap Saloon.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 18:39

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My favorite kind of restaurant is Azerbaijan food. I like to eat Bozbash. Azerbaijan kitchen is really good.

Submitted by dennishrf on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 20:46

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Well, I live in the Amazon (North of Brazil), State of Para, and I love our food. There are many restaurants here, their menu have many regional ingredients. I love them.

Submitted by eduagrgu on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 14:22

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My favorite kind of restaurant is the Mediterranean restaurant. I love the food that kind of restaurant prepares.!

Submitted by ziza on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 04:35

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Indian restaurant always win

Submitted by Kaique Machado on Mon, 02/11/2020 - 23:36

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My favorite kind of restaurant is barbecue Restaurant, i love that kinda of restaurant

Submitted by Miguel Angel G… on Tue, 27/10/2020 - 04:08

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My favourite kind of restaurant is a Cevicheria. If you haven't been in Peru before that may not sound familiar for you. This restaurants are called cevicherias because the main dish is Ceviche which is one of the most representative Peruvian dishes and everyone who have visited Peru have tried it. This dish is made with raw fish, lemon juice, salt, onions, sweet potato, Peruvian corn and chilies. I love it!!!

Submitted by Claudia2021 on Sun, 25/10/2020 - 16:09

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I love japones food!

Submitted by pabloxje on Sun, 25/10/2020 - 02:13

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I love chinesse food!

Submitted by menna emad on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 16:13

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Actually it depends on my mood. sometimes i prefer sea food, sometimes fast food. but i haven't tried Asian food, i wish i could try it soon :)

Submitted by Victor Hugo Fl… on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 22:30

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my favorite type of restaurant is Mexican food, I like it very much

Submitted by Ugulhan on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 08:37

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I love to go to an oriental restaurant, where preparing exotic, delicious dishes. Like Indish restaurant or Uzbekish restaurant, they can offer to guests an incredible dish menu. I would like to order all dishes in menu. I am a die-hard fan of oriental culture and dish.

Submitted by Nurieta on Tue, 13/10/2020 - 15:32

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My favourite restaurant is an Indian restaurant. I love Indian food

Submitted by Sarab85 on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 10:35

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I love Turkish foods

Submitted by fais_4al on Wed, 07/10/2020 - 15:52

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well, one of my favorite are sea food and indian's , western food . i also would like to try italian sometimes i think that i would test every delicious dishes from every country

Submitted by Pola on Sat, 03/10/2020 - 18:33

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I am loving the italian restaurant that they're pioneers in making the pizzas and pastas, when I eat some pizza who are they makeing by their hands it is very delicious it really their careers into a secret recipe in doing pizzas and pastas

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Fri, 02/10/2020 - 15:24

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Today I had a lunch at a classic coffee restaurant and had sermon cream and the sliced cucumber sandwiches. That was really good. :)

Submitted by cielo on Fri, 02/10/2020 - 14:35

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I love sushi restaurant. And I love Italian restaurant, too.

Submitted by huynhtrongvinh789 on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 02:52

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I really love vegetarian restaurants even after I aslo eat meat more.

Submitted by Roblox on Thu, 17/09/2020 - 03:17

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My favorite restaurant is an Asian restaurant. I like spicy and tasty food. Chicken fried rice and sweet and sour chicken are my favorite.

Submitted by Jeffthebetter on Thu, 10/09/2020 - 14:04

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My favourite kind of restaurant is the coffee shop.

Submitted by abdalkreem seaf on Fri, 04/09/2020 - 19:49

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I lik delivery food and traditional restaurants and seafood

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Fri, 04/09/2020 - 00:21

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I lovely all food, but I prefer seafood a Chinese food... That's delicious

Submitted by Maria19 on Thu, 03/09/2020 - 10:27

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I do not have a very favourite restaurant because I like a variety of food and restaurants to visit. But in the frequent places I visit most often, it's restaurants with Chinese, Georgian, Greek and Italian food.

Submitted by Fathima Fathha on Thu, 27/08/2020 - 17:56

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I really love seafood restaurant

Submitted by ESPERANZA MARINO on Thu, 27/08/2020 - 17:29

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My favourite kind of restaurant is at Colombian food.

Submitted by Rahmiyaniash on Wed, 26/08/2020 - 03:12

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I really love seafood restaurant

Submitted by tubomiubeo on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 08:19

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I've done this test

Submitted by ErichPD on Fri, 07/08/2020 - 00:08

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My favourite kind of restaurant is the Tradicional Chilean Food. Its delicious for me. I love seafood like a ceviche, machas a la parmesana and locos.

Submitted by MammadovAnar on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 17:45

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Well, To be honest, I do not have any favorite restaurants. Because I usually go to different restaurants. I do not go to the same restaurant many times. Instead, I prefer to discover new places, new meals and so on.