Booking a table

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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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Hello Moses Habarugira,

I'm sorry you've had trouble completing the task. I've checked it and it worked for me.

When you want to add another sentence to a group, you have to click or press on the small white hand at the side of the words already in the box. If you don't do this, then the new words will stay but the old words will disappear from the box.

It's a little difficult to explain, so please let me know if you'd like me to explain it again.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for reply.
Now it works but it's impossible to move any line in order to put in its order.
How can I do it?

MartaGali 提交于 周一, 18/10/2021 - 16:27

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My favorite kind of restaurant is a quiet one with good food.

Fabiana dos Sa… 提交于 周五, 15/10/2021 - 20:19

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My restaurant favorite is japenese food

Laura123 提交于 周三, 13/10/2021 - 07:27

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My favourite restaurant is a typical Spanish one, where tradicional food is seved.

vuhoap 提交于 周一, 11/10/2021 - 14:35

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I rarely go to restaurant. When i was child, my family always ate together at home. Until now, even though I live far from home, I still keep the habit of eating at my room.

Suraj paliwal 提交于 周一, 04/10/2021 - 10:10

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My favourite restaurant is indian restaurant.

Alexis Jara 提交于 周一, 04/10/2021 - 08:20

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I live in Callao, Perú. The food is very delicious in any restaurant here

Minnu 提交于 周三, 15/09/2021 - 09:55

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I don’t have any favourite kind of restaurant and I love to eat all kind of foods but I’m not a foodie person.Although I like Arabic food bit more. . However I only eat from a restaurant once in a blue moon because I try to incorporate homemade food into my diet because of health concern.
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slimanes74 提交于 周四, 02/09/2021 - 17:18

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I like to prepare my personal Algerian food

FGOUAJEU 提交于 周四, 19/08/2021 - 16:05

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My favourite kind of restaurant is Japanese restaurant

Bmorales 提交于 周三, 18/08/2021 - 03:11

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Oh, I love Venezuelan food because it is tropical, innovative and varied, that is definitive
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YinLiXing 提交于 周三, 04/08/2021 - 09:54

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Chinese restaurant is my favorite kind of restaurant.

KATIELLE RAIAN… 提交于 周一, 05/07/2021 - 15:40

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My favorite restaurants are Brazilian and Italian.

saeedebrahimip 提交于 周六, 12/06/2021 - 11:56

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I'd love to go to the Iranian restaurants because they are originality.

Munirah Saad 20 提交于 周日, 02/05/2021 - 22:59

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my favorite kind of restaurant are Indian and Italian food

Geydibayona07 提交于 周一, 12/04/2021 - 21:10

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I love all Colombian food, it is very tasty. sometimes I like to eat pasta in italian restaurants, I love pasta because I can add cheese.
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PuenteD 提交于 周日, 11/04/2021 - 17:02

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I love food and eat, so i don't have any favourite, but I don't like industrial drinks...

Andrea Valencia 提交于 周四, 01/04/2021 - 22:56

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The Italian restaurant is my favorite restaurant. I love the French restaurant too.
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Rafaela1 提交于 周三, 31/03/2021 - 13:12

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I rarely eat out due to ..... ;X I can cook up like a chef. ;)

Trang.22111994 提交于 周三, 31/03/2021 - 06:21

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My favourite restaurant is "Baoz". I often go to that dimsum restaurant once a month with my husband. The tasty is very good and the price too.

Nader Ahmed 提交于 周六, 27/03/2021 - 13:15

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My favorite restaurant is the sea gul restaurant for seafood and Hany Elgarary for Arabic food.

erum 提交于 周六, 27/03/2021 - 05:53

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Hello Everyone. My favourite kind of restaurant is the clean restaurant where you can sit easily and happily. I like those restaurants where staff is friendly, helpful and cooperative. Thank you.

sanazmajidi 提交于 周三, 24/03/2021 - 09:30

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I don't have the exact favorite restaurant but I prefer Iranian foods or something spicy like Indian or Mexican. I love them. but sometimes I feel to eat Italian food especially types of pastas.

tvkien 提交于 周三, 24/03/2021 - 02:37

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Not much, I don't go to the restaurant much because I like to make food at home. But sometimes, I and my wife go to the restaurant seafood buffet for the event

feyarita 提交于 周二, 23/03/2021 - 15:16

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My favorite restaurant is home made restaurant.

DarwinM 提交于 周二, 16/03/2021 - 23:16

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My favourite kind of restaurants are chifas and coastal ones because I really love shrimps, ceviche, chop suey and chaulafan, for example.

Minh 提交于 周二, 16/03/2021 - 16:45

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Well. I'm originally from Viet Nam, so my favorite is traditional Viet Nam meal. Therefore, I always take my family to the Vietnamese restaurant. On the other hand, all kind of cuisines in my country is well known in the world. Most of tourists are keen on tasting them. That is reason why I proudly say to my country. Moreover, we have a number of fabulous sightseeing which are extremely in the world. If you come there one time, I ensure that you are never forget about my country. It is a amazing place which is worth for traveling.

MikhailZatopliaev 提交于 周一, 15/03/2021 - 21:55

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My favorite restrain is Mama Roma. It is Italian food. I like paste, It is so delicious.
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Marce-English 提交于 周三, 10/03/2021 - 19:02

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My favourite restaurant is Chinese food, but I prefer my type of food which is Ecuadorian, I have been to many countries and I have tried many delicious dishes and I have not found anything similar.

Giuliana 提交于 周一, 08/03/2021 - 02:43

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Honestly I don't have a favourite type of restaurant because i don't go a lot of restaurants but i like to go a restaurants when are homemade food and are vegetarian food ('cause i'm vegatarian). Also I like a restaurants when there are a beautiful, comfortable and good service!

TIa vinaka 提交于 周一, 08/03/2021 - 02:14

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I can't choose my favorite restaurant because I like a lot of type of food. I like restaurants which serve tasty meals and have good atmosphere.

victor.07 提交于 周六, 06/03/2021 - 13:03

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I like Peruvian restaurant
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mirtha 提交于 周四, 04/03/2021 - 20:33

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My favourite kind of restaurant are All you can eat and Buffet.

Dandara Silva 提交于 周三, 03/03/2021 - 20:57

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my favorite kind of restaurant is steak-house. I love barbecue.

Alberto 提交于 周日, 28/02/2021 - 09:05

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I from Mexico and i love roast beff tacos with some beer, its really delicius

Aless 提交于 周日, 21/02/2021 - 03:26

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I love Italian restaurants. Their pizza and pasta are really good.

Nasywa Shiyami… 提交于 周四, 11/02/2021 - 04:45

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My favorite kind of restaurant is serve Indonesian food but i like food from other country too :). I like restaurant which has a comfortable atmosphere, clean, and aesthetic restaurant is a plus for me. *please correct my english, because your correction helps me a lot to proofread and improve my english

Brona 提交于 周四, 11/02/2021 - 02:32

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I like restaurants that serves tasty food and has a good ambience. And to top it up, a good service would be an icing on a cake.
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ArturM 提交于 周日, 07/02/2021 - 12:57

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is it 'half eight' mean 8:30?

Hello ArturM,

Yes, that's right. It might help to think of 'half eight' as an abbreviated form of 'half past eight'.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Paola.14 提交于 周三, 03/02/2021 - 22:23

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my favorite restaurant is Korean, the food is really delicious

heba_sayed 提交于 周日, 31/01/2021 - 02:45

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I wanaa anyone speak english fluently to contact with me

Diana negrete 提交于 周三, 27/01/2021 - 19:14

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my favorite kind of restaurant is that is confortable place and quiet and i love sea food and meat also i like pizza

Chuyen Nguyen 提交于 周三, 27/01/2021 - 06:44

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My favourite kind of restaurant is Japanese. Because the food is delicious, beautifully decorated and delicate

Nailss 提交于 周二, 26/01/2021 - 18:29

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My favourite restaurant is called Nopegali where they cook togolese foods