What are the main parts of the menu above? Can you think of other examples of each?
▶Task 1 - Word order
Listen to what the customers order from the above menu and note down their orders.
Try the activity below and put the questions the waiter/waitress asks in the four dialogues into the correct word order. Listen to the dialogues again to check your answers.
Waitress: Hello. Can I take your order?
Customer: Yes. Can I have the soup of the day and a sparkling water?
Waitress: Would you like homemade bread or a roll with that?
Customer: Bread, please, with some butter.
Waitress: Anything else?
Customer: Not for now, thanks.
Waitress: OK. I’ll get that for you.
Waiter: Hi. What would you like today?
Customer: Hi. I’ll have the spicy bean burger, please.
Waiter: Would you like anything to drink with that?
Customer: Just tap water, please.
Waiter: OK, we’ll bring it over in five minutes.
Waiter: Hi, are you ready to order?
Customer 1: Yes. Can I have the salmon and rocket salad?
Customer 2: And I’ll have the aubergine pasta.
Waiter: OK. And anything to drink?
Customer 1: Could I have an apple juice?
Customer 2: And I’ll have a beer.
Waitress: Hello. What would you like?
Customer 1: I’d like the chicken liver pate for starters.
Customer 2: And I’ll have the garlicky mushrooms.
Waitress: And for the main course?
Customer 1: I’d like shepherd’s pie
Customer 2: Same for me, please.
Waitress: Any drinks?
Customer 2: Can we see the wine list? And some mineral water, please.
Waitress: I’ll get those for you.
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