GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant



1.1 Do you know what to say when you are eating out? Below there are some examples of useful language used in this situation.

1.2 These are sentences commonly used in a restaurant when ordering a meal. Put the words in the correct order.

1.3 Do the restaurant quiz.

What do you call…?

1. the book or list which tells you what food the restaurant/café has
2. the three parts of a meal
3. the person who serves you
4. extra money you leave if you are satisfied with your meal or with the service

What do you say…?

1. if you want a table for three people
2. when the waiter asks you what you want
3. when you are ready to pay.


1.1 Listen and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).


Jane, Rimon, Bob and Hellen

J = Jane, R = Rimon, B = Bob, H = Hellen

J: Well , here we are. What do you think of this place?
R: It’s wonderful. And much brighter than our office in Singapore.
J: Oh, here’s Bob. Rimon, this is Bob, our manager.
B: It’s nice to meet you finally, Rimon.
R: It’s pleasure to be here.
B: Is this your first time in Los Angeles?
R: No, I was here when I was about 20, but only for a week.
B: Well, I hope you get to know Los Angeles much better this time! I’m going to take Jane out for dinner. Let’s go with us?
R: I’d love to, but unfortunately I have a meeting. So, I’ll see you later. We’re meeting at 5, I guess.
J: That’s ok.
B: Have a good evening
H: Hey, are you Rimon Nilsson?
R: Yes.
H: Hi, I’m Hellen. Hellen Thomas.
R: Hello, Hellen.
H: We’re going to work together.
J: Really?
H: Didn’t Bob tell you? I’m going to be Rimon’s advisor!
J: Oh, well… We’re just going for lunch.
H: Great! I will be glad to come with you. I mean, I had a breakfast earlier, so I don’t want to eat, but Rimon and I can talk. Is that fine?
J: Sure.
H: So, let’s go

1.2 Listen again. Say why the F sentences are false.

2.1 Listen to the dialogue. Answer the questions.


W = waitress, J = Jane, R = Rimon, H = Hellen

W: Are you ready to order?
J: Yes, please.
W: Would you like something to start with?
J: No, thank you. I’d like the tuna with house salad.
W: And for you, sir?
R: I’ll have the burger, please.
W: Would you like that with fries or a baked potato?
R: Fries, please.
W: How would you like your burger? Rare, medium, or well done?
R: Rare.
H: Nothing for me.
W: OK. And to drink?
J: Lemonade , please.
W: Ok
W: The tuna for you ma’am, and the burger for you, sir.
J: I’m sorry, but I asked for house salad, not Caesar salad.
W: No problem. I’ll change it.
R: Excuse me.
W: Yes, sir?
R: Sorry I asked for my burger rare and this is well done.
W: I’ m really sorry. I’ll take it back to the kitchen.

1. What do they order?
2. What problems do they have?

2.2 Listen again. Complete the phrases.

2.3 Listen and repeat the phrases. Copy the rhythm.

3.1 Listen to Rimon, Hellen, and Jane. Do they enjoy the lunch?

Hellen, Rimon, Jane and waitress

H = Hellen, R = Rimon, J = Jane, W = waitress

H: So tell me, Rimon, what can you tell us about Los Angeles?
R: Well, to start with, my first impressions of Los Angeles…. You know, the nightlife, the music, things like that.
H: Are you planning to go to any theatres or famous sights?
R: I’d like to. Do you have any suggestions?
H: Well, I know some great places…bars with music..
R: Or really? I’d love to go out one night.
H: Yeaaah, guys in bands. And I also know many dance clubs to dance.
R: That would be great.
H: Maybe we could go to a show, and after you could talk to the singers.
R: I really like that idea.
W: Can I bring you anything else?
J: Could we have the check, please?
W: Yes, ma’am. Here’s your check.
J: Thanks.
J: Excuse me. I think there’s a mistake. We had one bottle of sparkling water, not two.
W: You’re right. I’m really sorry. It’s not my day today! I’ll get you a new check.
J: Thank you.
H: We’re going to have a fun month, Rimon.
R: Yeah, I think it’s going to be wonderful.
J: OK, time to go. You have your meeting with Bob at 5.
R: Oh yeah, right. Thanks.

3.2 Listen again and answer the questions

1. What was the 1st Rimon’s impression about Los Angeles?
2. How does Hellen offer to show him life in Los Angeles?
3. What does he say they could do one evening?
4. What’s the problem with the check?
5. Why does Jane say it’s time to go?
6. Do you think Jane wanted Hellen to come to lunch?

British and American English

check = American English

bill = British English


1.1 Learn new words and phrases. Try to remember their meaning.

1.2 Complete the restaurant menu with words from the box.

vegetable soup/ mushrooms / ice cream / chocolate / orange juice / Cola / lemon cake / pasta / coffee /

roast chicken / mineral water / roast beef / shrimps / tea / soup / grilled fish / chicken soup


1.1 Look at the Social English phrases. Can you call to memory any of the missing words?

Social English phrases

1.2 Listen and complete the phrases.

Hellen: So tell me, Rimon…
Rimon: Well, to start with…
Rimon: Do you have any suggestions?
Rimon: That would be great.
Jane: Could we have the check (bill), please?
Jane: Excuse me, I think there’s a mistake.
Jenny: OK, time to go.

1.3 Listen again and repeat the phrases. How do you say them in your language?

2.1 Can you…?

⦁ order food in a restaurant;
⦁ explain when there is a problem with your food, the bill, etc.;
⦁ ask what somebody is going to do today.

3.1 Watch and listen to a restaurant conversation. Can you retell it briefly? What the customers ordered?


1.1 Read the dialogue. Then choose the correct statements T (True) or F (False).

Eating out


Waiter: Good evening.

Customer: Good evening. A table for two, please.

Waiter: Certainly. Just here, sir.

Customer: Would it be possible to have that one by the window?

Waiter: I’m sorry sir, that one’s reserved. What about here?

Customer: So, it’s a comfortable place too. Can I have a menu, please?

Waiter: Yes. I’ll come back in 5 minutes…Are you ready to order, sir?

Customer: Yes. I’ll have vegetable soup to start with and my wife would like a tomato salad.

Waiter: One vegetable soup and one tomato salad. What would you like for a main course?

Customer: I’ll try pasta with shrimps and my wife would like the roast beef.

Waiter: How would you like the roast beef cooked?

Customer: Medium, please.

Waiter: What would you like to drink?

Customer: A glass of mineral water and a bottle of rose wine, please.

Waiter: Would you like to have a dessert?

Customer: No, thank you.

Waiter: Thank you for the order. Bon appetit!

customer — клиент, посетитель

tomato salad — салат с помидорами

rose wine — розовое вино

1.2 Explain why the F statements are False.


1.1 Complete the flashcards. Look at the pictures and write the correct words (without articles).

1.2 Match the phrases with their meaning.

2.1 Read and complete the dialogue.

W = Waitress | C1 = Customer 1| C2 = Customer 2

waiter and customer

Choose the correct option

2.1 Think up the dialogue on the topic «At the restaurant». Use the previous dialogue as a sample and new words from the topic. Prepare it, then use the microphone to record your speech.

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