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Restaurant Order

Listening Exercises
Listen to the conversation about ordering food at a restaurant. Review the Key Vocabulary and the sample sentences.

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Cashier: Hi. Is this going to be for here or to go?

Customer: Uh, to go, and uh, yeah . . . I'd like 80 cheeseburgers . . .

Cashier: Oh, uh. Is that eighteen . . . one eight, or, uh, eight zero?

Customer: No, no, no . . . eighty, eighty.

Cashier: Okay, uh, eighty cheeseburgers. It sounds like you're feeding a whole football team.

Customer: Well, actually, the food's for a girl's soccer team, and the coaches, and some wild fans.

Cashier: Okay. Uh, yeah. What else can I get for you today?

Customer: Yeah. I'd like 50 large fries, uh, no 60. Make that 60.

Cashier: Okay. Sixty like six zero.

Customer: Right, right, right. [ Okay. ] And then thirteen baked potatoes . . .

Cashier: Okay . . .

Customer: For. . . Let's see here. Forty chocolate shakes . . .

Cashier: Four zero, right?

Customer: Right. [ Okay. ] 15 large cokes, and uh, uh, let's see . . . a glass of water with no ice.

Cashier: No ice?

Customer: Right, right. It's for our team cat.

Cashier: Oh, yeah. The ice would be confusing (to the cat).

Customer: Okay. And uh, yeah. Yeah. I think that's all.

Cashier: Oh, okay. So, it looks like your total is two ninety, thirteen ($290.13).

Customer: Whew!

Cashier: And it's probably going to take about thirty to forty minutes 'cause that is a bit of food.

Customer: Oh, that's fine. Alright, thanks.

Cashier: Alright.

Key Vocabulary [Top]

  • I'd: "I would," also "we'd" or "they'd"
    I'd like some fries, and she'd like the grilled chicken sandwich.

  • sound (stative verb): seem, look, appear
    Italian food sounds great for dinner. Let's go this evening.
    Eating at that restaurant sounds expensive. I want to look at the menu before we order.
    The kids sound really hungry. We should stop soon and get a bite to eat before we reach the hotel.

  • feed (verb): give food to someone
    - We should feed the kids before we start our trip.

  • whole (adjective): large in size
    - I can't eat the whole pizza by myself, but it will feed the whole family.

  • actually (adverb): used to stress that something is true
    - I ordered a cheeseburger, but actually, I'd like to change my order. I want a fish sandwich instead.

  • wild (adjective): very excited or enthusiastic
    - We had a wild night at the Mexican restaurant last night. It was fun.

  • whew (interjection): used to show that you are very surprised or relieved
    - Whew! I thought I lost my wallet, and I wasn't going to be able to pay the bill. Fortunately, I found it in the car.

  • a bit (of) (adjective): a small amount of something
    - With a bit of luck, we'll find a good restaurant tonight for dinner in this small town.

Vocabulary Activities [Top]

Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations. [Why do these?]

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