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Basic English Quiz


Pre-Listening Exercise

Most people enjoy going to restaurants for a bite (=a small amount of something) to eat; however, if you don’t understand the server or the menu, you might only be able to order a glass of water.

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and choose the best answer for each question. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

Post-Listening Exercise

Find an online menu of a restaurant in your area and practice ordering food with a partner.

Listening Script

  1. May I take your order please? (No. We’re not ready yet.)
  2. Would you care for something to drink? (I’ll take a large Sprite.)
  3. How would you like your steak? (Medium, please.)
  4. Would you like bread or potatoes with your meal? (Bread, please.)
  5. Would you like anything else? (Yes. I’d like more water.)
  6. How many people are in your party? (Three.)
  7. What kind of dressing do you want on your salad? (What kinds do you have?)
  8. Is everything okay with your meal? (So far, so good.)
  9. Would you like a carryout container for the rest of your meal? (No. I think I’m done.)
  10. Do you accept personal checks? (No. Only cash or credit cards.)
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