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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ENRITISH 提交于 周一, 27/06/2022 - 18:22

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It was a litle difficult for me to identified the moment when the restaurant employee asigns the place of the new table. great

nqdang3004.ielts 提交于 周六, 18/06/2022 - 10:21

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I also like to eat in the restaurant.

Mm1111 提交于 周一, 13/06/2022 - 10:19

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My favourite kind restaurant is japenese because they have a delicious and healthys dishes

Ciri 提交于 周日, 12/06/2022 - 13:19

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I love indian food, for example tikka masala, so indian restaurant are my favourite kind of restaurant.

Trololo 提交于 周二, 07/06/2022 - 14:10

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Hi everyone,
I like all restaurants if the food is good and if the restaurant is clean.

najib.oulhouch 提交于 周六, 04/06/2022 - 12:25

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So, i like arabic restaurants on my coutnry Morocco, for example restaurants for a chickens, traditional foods, couscous..

SABAD MOHAMED 提交于 周四, 02/06/2022 - 15:29

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My favorite restaurant is Somali and Arab restaurants.

Kasseopia 提交于 周日, 29/05/2022 - 15:15

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Hi, everyone!
You know, I like different kind of restaurant: casual dining restaurants, fast casual restaurants, cafes, pizzerias. The best for me is tradition Italian restaurant.

EslamTarig 提交于 周一, 23/05/2022 - 16:01

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my favorite kind of ristorante is clean and have pizza and chicken

diego_s 提交于 周一, 23/05/2022 - 01:14

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I like pizza places that offer vast options of toppings (where I can stay away from the pineapple!).

josselyngal 提交于 周四, 19/05/2022 - 03:51

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Anyone with pizza on the menu

Waleed kasem 提交于 周三, 18/05/2022 - 19:01

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My favourite kind of restaurant is fast food. I like pizza and potatoes.

khaled67 提交于 周三, 11/05/2022 - 19:35

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My favorite kind of restaurant is a cheap and fried potatoes and Hamburger

Nori 提交于 周一, 09/05/2022 - 22:13

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My favorite kind of restaurant is simply a cheap and delicious Sushi restaurant. I usually go there once a month; My family and I can't wait the day we go all the time!

ardadas 提交于 周四, 05/05/2022 - 06:30

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My favourite restaurant is Huzur Restaurant in Göle. I eat döner there. :3

Mstfamhmod 提交于 周三, 04/05/2022 - 21:39

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My favorite resturant is that one have a big menu with different types of food .
I love etalien food .

Souhaïb MGHARBI 提交于 周六, 30/04/2022 - 15:18

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In fact, I rarely go to the restaurant, but I would like a restaurant with many available items such as Pizza, chicken, fishes and sandwish.

badboyzz 提交于 周六, 23/04/2022 - 14:41

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My favorite kind of restaurant is Türkisch restaurant because Türkisch restaurant's staff so friendly and hosbitality. I want to share my experience in Türkisch restaurant. İt has so delicous and big meal.I recommend to everyone for try to Türkisch meal

Andres Cuchimaque 提交于 周四, 21/04/2022 - 18:53

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My favorite kind of restaurant is a loft restaurant with a big menu, and different kind of flavors.

Ahmed Elbarbary 提交于 周二, 19/04/2022 - 12:14

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Cafiar for seafood is the best

Abrarhussain 提交于 周日, 20/03/2022 - 13:12

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My favourite restaurant is Dream Land traditional taste and kind of Asian Halal food.

lauhuhe 提交于 周五, 25/02/2022 - 16:09

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My favourite restaurant is the food of my grandmother's house

zubeir 提交于 周一, 21/02/2022 - 20:30

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My favorite restaurant is Chinese restaurant. I love spicy food.

Irena Gorak 提交于 周四, 10/02/2022 - 18:08

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I like small restaurants/cafes with a friendly atmosphere with original dishes

Amin Kourani 提交于 周一, 07/02/2022 - 06:20

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What's your favorite kind of restaurant?
I usually like to eat fast food such as fried chicken with salad, but sometimes I do like to have pasta so, I'm interested to go to a Italian restaurant. but recently I'm trying to make pasta and chicken strips and many delicious food at home, so I don't go out for restaurant very often.

jmajo 提交于 周四, 13/01/2022 - 15:05

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What's your favourite kind of restaurant?
I do not use to go to restaurants very often but if I have to choose one kind, I would go to an Italian restaurant to have pasta or a traditional restaurant where they serve local grilled meet with salads and that kind of meals.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Ahmed_Abouelazm 提交于 周五, 31/12/2021 - 12:50

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My favorite restaurant is called flag 19 near my house , i can eat a various delicious food , However i can eat good dessert and drinks.

mamalirezaenglish 提交于 周三, 29/12/2021 - 12:47

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Definitely Italian restaurants.There many Italian restaurants here and their tastes are incredible.

Thein Htet Zaw 提交于 周三, 29/12/2021 - 07:28

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My favorite restaurant is Shwe bae restaurant.Actually is not a local restaurant.The main food that they selling is grill duck.So we can buy the delicious grilling duck from that restaurant .That why I like these restaurant so much. Thank you.

Albert73 提交于 周二, 28/12/2021 - 03:17

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My favorite restaurante is the one where I can order any type of food.

Anwar68 提交于 周一, 13/12/2021 - 18:18

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what difference between ( how many people? and, How many people is it for? )

Hello Anwar68,

It would also be OK for the restaurant worker to say 'How many people?' That would be understood as a shorter form of 'How many people is it (the table) for?'

It's quite common for words to be left out of a sentence when the meaning is clear.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Phạm Thị Mỹ Dung 提交于 周五, 03/12/2021 - 07:17

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I rarely eat out at luxurious restaurants because they get expensive. I usually go to street vendors where the food is awesome and various. many dishes have flavor amazing that you must stand in line in long to can buy, and the air is comfortable and crowded that is interesting for me. there are lots of famous chefs who came to enjoy street food. that is an outstanding point in my country. I wish I could sample all the food in whole my country.

dylanharris 提交于 周一, 29/11/2021 - 09:20

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I'm Vietnamese and I love our food very much, so I like to eat in a Vietnamese restaurant with lots of traditional foods.

Alaa Eldin Ade… 提交于 周三, 10/11/2021 - 18:42

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My favourite kind of restaurants is pizza.

ema sab 提交于 周五, 05/11/2021 - 21:36

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I love traditional Egyptian food restaurants

Ehsan 提交于 周二, 02/11/2021 - 09:53

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I would like to try all restaurants, and all kind of foods.

LamVanPhuong 提交于 周一, 01/11/2021 - 13:29

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it's a nice restaurant with a good view and delicious foods

metacaro90 提交于 周六, 30/10/2021 - 03:16

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My favourite kind of restaurant is the Italian food, it's delicious and wonderful, I love it.

Karol28 提交于 周一, 25/10/2021 - 01:52

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i love mexican restaurant and Italian

KyawMinThu 提交于 周六, 23/10/2021 - 10:25

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I prefer Burmese Restaurant. Burmese foods are simple and delicious.
Butter rice and pork curry is my favorite one in Burmese Food.

Kamelbenslimane 提交于 周三, 20/10/2021 - 20:19

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I prefer traditional restaurant

angelomr 提交于 周二, 19/10/2021 - 17:23

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My favorite restaurant is where there are foods. LOL

Moses Habarugira 提交于 周二, 19/10/2021 - 08:21

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On préparation task, only three line can be opened.