GE|Adults|Elementary|Practical English 2: Going to the café

Warm-up

1.1 Look at the picture. Learn to tell the time in English.

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One way which is common in Britain is to say the minutes first and then the hour. For minutes 1 to 30 we use past but for minutes 31 to 59 we use to.


For example:

9:10 (ten past nine);
10:25 (twenty-five past ten);
11:40 (twenty to twelve);


But:

instead of saying “15 minutes past”, say (a) quarter past
instead of saying “15 minutes to”, say (a) quarter to
instead of saying “30 minutes past”, say half past


For example:

10:15 = (a) quarter past ten;
9:45 = (a) quarter to ten;
11:30 = half past eleven;
Another important rule is when the clock hands are on the hour we say o’clock in English.


For example:

12:00 (twelve o’clock);
13:00 (one o’clock).Another way of telling the time which is more common in the USA which is easier for many people is to say the hour first and the minutes after.


For example:

14:30 (two thirty);
18:26 (six twenty-six);
9:50 (nine fifty)


Remember that in the morning before 12:00 we always refer to the time as a.m. but after 12:00 we refer to the time as p.m.
3 a.m. (three in the morning)
3 p.m. (three in the afternoon)


1.2 What’s the time? Tell the time.

Vocabulary

1.1 Look at the watches and remember new phrases.


1.2 Fill the gaps with the given phrases to make a conversation.

How can I help you a cup of coffee Latte
Regular or large wait three minutes, please How much is that
Sorry take away Anything else


1.3 Complete the sentences with the words.

Listening

1.1 Listen to what is happening when John and Linda meet. What do they decide to do?

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Linda and John

J: Emm… Linda?
L: John?
J: Yes, here I am. Hello. Glad to see you, Linda.
L: You can call me Lin. Glad to see you, too.
J: Welcome to USA. Am I late?
L: Just a bit. It’s okay.
J: What time is it?
L: Half past seven
J: I’m really sorry. I was very busy at work and forgot about time.
L: Never mind! I’m okay.
J: How are you? How’s the hotel?
L: The hotel isn’t very nice. But food is great. Everything is fresh and tasty.
J: May be you would like to eat somewhere else?
L: OK, let’s get a coffee. But I haven’t got much time. I have a meeting at ten thirty.
J: With Mark?
L: Yes.
J: Don’t worry. We have plenty of time; the office is very close.
L: Okay, let’s go.

1.2 Listen again and mark the true/false sentences.


1.3 Read the conversation to check your answers.

Linda | John


J: Emm… Linda?

L: John?

J: Yes, here I am. Hello. Glad to see you, Linda.

L: You can call me Lin. Glad to see you, too.

J: Welcome to USA. Am I late?

L: Just a bit. It’s okay.

J: What time is it?

L: Half past seven

J: I’m really sorry. I was very busy at work and forgot about time.

L: Never mind! I’m okay.

J: How are you? How’s the hotel?

L: The hotel isn’t very nice. But food is great. Everything is fresh and tasty.

J: May be you would like to eat somewhere else?

L: OK, let’s get a coffee. But I haven’t got much time. I have a meeting at ten thirty.

J: With Mark?

L: Yes.

J: Don’t worry. We have plenty of time; the office is very close.

L: Okay, let’s go.


2.1 Listen and complete.

Can I see a menu, please?

C = Customer | W = Waiter

C: Can I see a menu, please?
W: Certainly, here you are.
C: Thank you. What’s today’s special?
W: Grilled tuna and cheese on rye.
C: That sounds good. I’ll have that.
W: Would you like something to drink?
C: Yes, I’d like a coffee.
W: Thank you. (returning with the food). Here you are. Enjoy your meal!
C: Thank you.
W: Can I get you anything else?
C: No thanks. I’d like the check, please.
W: That’ll be $16.35.
C: Here you are. Keep the change!
W: Thank you! Have a nice day!
C: Goodbye. You too!


Customer | Waiter


2.2 Match the questions and answers.

Reading and Speaking

1.1 Read the topic ‘At a Restaurant’. Do you often eat out?

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At a Restaurant

Hi, I’m Pete. I enjoy eating out. We often go to a restaurant with my friends. It usually happens at the weekend or Friday evenings, when everybody is free from work and studies.
My friend Mike likes Italian food: pasta with different sauces, pizza, lasagna and other national dishes.
My friend Bob prefers eastern cuisine. His favourite dish is grilled meat with vegetables. As for me, I’m a fan of sushi and fast food. As you see our tastes differ. That’s why we choose to go to various restaurants. For example, last week, we went to the nearest sushi-bar. We had a great time there. First of all, the atmosphere in the restaurant was nice. There were black square tables and lots of Japanese national ornaments. We chose the table next to the window. The waiters were also very kind and welcoming.
My friends don’t like Japanese food much, so they ordered some salads and fried chicken wings. Luckily, they don’t serve only national food in this restaurant. I ordered a portion of traditional rolls and a cup of green tea. Everything was quite delicious. My friends tried a small piece of my rolls and said they weren’t bad. We asked the waiter to bring us the bill and left after paying. It was an excellent evening.
Sometimes I eat out with my co-workers. We usually go to a fast food place. There is a large shopping center not far from our company and we often go there. When we get hungry, we go to the ground floor where many fast food restaurants are situated. There we usually have a sandwich or a portion of pancakes with a glass of juice.


1.2 Mark the true/false sentences. Say why false sentences are false.


1.3 Answer the questions.

1. Why does Pete prefer eating out at the weekend or Friday evenings?
2. What kind of food does his friend Mike like?
3. What does his friend Bob like to eat?
4. What’s Bob’s favourite dish?
5. What cuisine does Pete prefer?
6. Why do they prefer to go to various restaurants?
7. Where did they go last week?
8. What was the atmosphere in the restaurant?
9. What did Pete order in that restaurant?
10. What was the opinion of his friends about Japanese cuisine after they tried a small piece of Pete’s rolls?
11. Where does Pete usually go with his co-workers? Why?


1.4 Find the synonyms of the following words in the text.


2.1 Discuss the next questions with your teacher. Ask him/her the same questions.

1. What is your favourite cuisine?
2. Do you like to cook or enjoy eating out?
3. How often do you go to the restaurants?
4. What do you usually order at the restaurant?
5. Do you like eating out alone or with your friends?

Writing

1.1 Write an essay about eating out. Use the questions as a plan.

1. Do you like eating out?
2. How often do you do it?
3. Who do you usually go with?
4. Do you have a favourite restaurant/café? What?
5. What is your favourite dish there? (What about your friends/family?)
6. What cuisine would you like to try?

At a restaurant

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Homework / Домашнее задание

1.1 Look at the picture and translate the time expressions into English.

*Посмотри на изображение и переведи выражения времени на английский язык.

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1.2 Look at the watches and write the correct time.

*Посмотри на часы и напиши правильное время.

Example:

It’s one o’clock.

It’s quarter to six.


2.1 Read and complete the dialogue.

*Прочитай и составь диалог.

Dining at a Restaurant Alone

at a restaurant alone


Урок Homework Курс
  • Warm-up
  • Vocabulary
  • Listening
  • Reading and Speaking
  • Writing
  • Homework
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