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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Submitted by Dayang Norsyaf… on Thu, 19/09/2019 - 09:23

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Submitted by raza.umar on Mon, 16/09/2019 - 18:41

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Actually, most of times I prepare everything at home to drink or eat. However, just during university time or with friends I like to buy these from different cafe. conversely speaking, I have not a good experience to buy these things out sides.

Submitted by Magedelabd on Wed, 21/08/2019 - 18:03

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I always buy food and drinks from restaurants . but I never buy drinks or snacks from the cafes because they are expensive .

Submitted by shahramuteng on Fri, 16/08/2019 - 15:32

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I can't remember last time I went to a cafe, because it relates to over nine years ago.

Submitted by Toanrt on Mon, 05/08/2019 - 08:44

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Sometimes cause drinks in café are much more expensive

Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Sat, 03/08/2019 - 16:17

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Can I say, 'Eaten here or take-away?' Thanks.

Hello Caterina Siligardi

'take away' or 'take out' are both commonly used. I'd recommend 'eat in' instead of 'eaten here'.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by ayusisi on Wed, 24/07/2019 - 07:54

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In my free time or weekend, I'd like to go to the mall or cafe with my friend. In a coffee shop or cafe, I usually order tea or matcha as a drink. But I seldom to order cake or brownies.

Submitted by CarlosMau on Thu, 18/07/2019 - 21:44

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Hello everyone, i’m a barista and their costumer are very educated

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Thu, 04/07/2019 - 15:31

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I drink tea with cookies or biscuits because they can chill the mind and a refreshment in evening time.

Submitted by Diana0419 on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 08:08

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Yes. But as a matter of fact, I am on a diet, so I bought drinks or snacks once a month. My favourite snacks and drinks in my schools' cafeteria are strawberry pie and raspberry soda or latte. That's because they are fit to my flavour which I love.

Submitted by chris-kutte on Thu, 27/06/2019 - 10:20

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I just buy food or drinks from cafés on weekends and in my vacations.

Submitted by abdalhameed on Fri, 14/06/2019 - 14:12

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I don't buy a drink or snacks from coffee.

Submitted by Arwa_amq on Fri, 14/06/2019 - 13:12

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Can i say No, thanks, only the cookie Instead “just the cookie” ?

Hello Arwa_amq

I'd say 'just' it more common, but you could use 'only' instead of 'just' here.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Htet Htet Win on Fri, 24/05/2019 - 06:42

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I sometimes go to the cafe with my family where is my favourite place. We like fruit juices and snacks from this cafe. I bought some juices and snacks from this two weeks ago.

Submitted by Wahiba on Sat, 18/05/2019 - 09:11

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I some time order freshly squeezed orange or limon jus or coffee and If I haven’t enough time to eat I prefer having fish sneak.

Submitted by alexnguyen88 on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 16:39

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Hello everybody. I'm studying English in Philippines. My English is very basic, so I really hope of finding someone in Baguio, Philippines, who can help me about speaking.

Submitted by Liv hoang on Sat, 11/05/2019 - 10:14

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I sometimes buy drinks but I rarely buy snacks from cafe. I like juice more than coffee. Coffee make me not to sleep and juice is good for health. I usually drink fresh seasonable juices.

Submitted by Setareh on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:07

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I buy drinks and snacks from cafes once a month...

Submitted by César Árraga on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 02:01

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Nearly always I buy drinks as mineral water because in my country, even in the autumn season, it's still very hot so it makes me very thirsty. But, I occasionally buy snacks from cafés.

Submitted by Liz on Wed, 10/04/2019 - 19:41

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I love going out to a cafés with my friends. I have some favourites cafés and I love them because they have a wonderfull atmosphere. The thing that I appreciate in a café is the music and the service.

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.

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.

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
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