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1. Warm-up



Write down the following words in the correct columns.


Parts of a Menu Places to Eat out


1) Starters, 2) Appetizers, 3) Entrees, 4) Hors Doeuvres, 5) Snack Bar,

6) Main Courses (Meat / Fish / Vegetarian), 7) Hotel Restaurant, 8) Bistro,

9) Beverages (Coffee etc.), 10) Pub, 11) Wine / Drinks List (sometimes on

a separate menu), 12) Fast Food Restaurant, 13) Cafe Desserts, 14) Restau-

rant, 15) Soups.


2. speaking


Work in groups

Use the expressions from the table below and act out the dialogues.


Booking a table Placing Your order complaining
Id like to reserve / book a ta- ble for four at 8 pm, please. Id like to reserve / book a ta- ble for a party of six at 8 pm, please. Id like to book a table for two at 8 in the name of Hand, please. Could we have a table by the window, please? Could we have a non-smoking table, please? Could we have a table away from the kitchen / toilets, please? Could we have a booth, please? Could you make sure its a quiet table, please? Id like the, please. For starters Ill have the soup and for the main course Id like the roast beef. Could I have chips instead of new potatoes, please? What is the house special today? Is there anything you would recommend? Could I see the wine menu, please? Ill have a bottle of the South African Cabernet Sau- vignon. Ill have a glass of house red / white, please. Which wine would you rec- ommend? Excuse me, but my meal is cold. Excuse me, weve been waiting for over half an hour for our drinks. Im sorry but I or- dered the side salad not the vegetables. Excuse me, this steak is over done, I ordered rare. Im afraid this wine tastes corked. Excuse me this wine isnt chilled properly.









arriving at the restaurant during / after the Meal Paying
Good evening, the name is Hand. I have a table booked for six. Do you have the menu in Eng- lish / German / French , please? Do you have a high chair for young children, please? Could we have a table over there, please? Im sorry but I asked for a table by the window. Could we have an extra chair, please? Could we have some more bread, please? Do you have a pepper mill? Could I have some dress- ing, please? Could you pass me the salt, please? That was delicious. My compliments to the chef. Could I have the bill, please? Do you take Visa? Wed like separate bills, please. Is service includ- ed? No, please. This is on me. (When you wish to pay for everyone.)




Its 8 pm. Mr Smith (Jack) and Mrs Smith (Jill) are celebrating their 10th wed- ding anniversary. They have just arrived at the restaurant.

M r S m i t h. Well here we are. What do you think?

M r s S m i t h. Its lovely, Jack. Are you sure we can afford it?

M r S m i t h. Well I may have to do some washing up, but youre worth it.

The waiter arrives.

W a i t e r. Good evening sir, madame.

M r S m i t h. Good evening. We have a reservation for a table for two in the name of Smith.

W a i t e r. Yes sir. May I take your coats?

Waiter takes their coats and hangs them up.

M r & M r s S m i t h. Thank you.

W a i t e r. Your welcome. Would you like to come to the table or would you prefer to order in the bar?

M r S m i t h. I wouldnt mind an aperitif. Well order in the bar. W a i t e r. Please follow me, Ill bring you the menu in a moment.

Mr & Mrs Smith order their drinks at the bar and sit down to look at the menu.

M r s S m i t h. Oh dear Jack, its all in French!

M r S m i t h. Well thats what were paying for. Dont worry Ive got an idea.

W a i t e r. Are you ready to order sir?

M r S m i t h. Not really. Could you recommend something.

W a i t e r. Certainly sir. The fresh lobster is particularly good this evening, and for starters may I recommend a light consomme?

M r S m i t h. Sounds lovely, what do you think dear? M r s S m i t h. Oh yes, I love lobster.

W a i t e r. So, thats two consomme and two lobsters. Would you like to look at the wine menu?

M r S m i t h. Why dont you bring us what you think will go best. No- thing too expensive though.

W a i t e r. No problem sir. Ill call you as soon as your table is ready.

The waiter walks away.

M r s S m i t h. You are clever Jack, but what about dessert.

M r S m i t h. Dont worry, they bring round a sweet trolley, so we just point at what we fancy!

A while later Mr & Mrs Smith have finished eating and are drinking their coffee.

W a i t e r. Was everything to your satisfaction? M r & M r s S m i t h. Yes, lovely thank you.

M r S m i t h. The whole meal was delicious, our compliments to the chef. Unfortunately we have to be back for the baby-sitter so could we pay now?

W a i t e r. Certainly sir, Ill bring you the bill. Would you like me to order you a taxi.

M r S m i t h. Yes that would be great, thank you.

M r s S m i t h. What a nice man, we must leave him a good tip. M r S m i t h. Yes, of course.


3. summary

Discuss the following questions:

1) How often do you go to a restaurant? Do you like eating out or at home?

2) What is your favorite restaurant? What is your favorite food to order there?

3) When was the last time you went to a restaurant?

4) Is there any difference between a restaurant, café, bar, pub, cafeteria?


4. Homework

Ex. 5, p. 116.

Lesson 39


What IS on the MenU?


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1. Warm-up


Have you ever been to a Western or an Eastern restaurant? Are there

any differences in customs between your country and the West or East?


2. Reading

Read the menu and fill in the gaps with suitable words.

y Burgers Desserts Chef Salad Drinks Sandwiches Grilled Cheese

y Appetizers Milk, White or Chocolate Sundae Olive Burger Deluxe


colonial coney Island open 24 hours every day


Cheese Sticks 3.99

Onion Rings 2.70

French Fries 1.90

Baked or Mashed Potato 1.90

Chicken Strips (5 Pieces) 5.50

Bowl of Soup 2.12

Bowl of Chili 2.59

Taco Salad 4.99

Flour Shell, with Chili Meat, To- matoes, Cheese & Onions

(2) 5.99

Ham, Turkey, Swiss & American Cheese, Tomato, Egg, Olive, Onion Large Veggy Salad 3.75

Swiss & American Cheese, Egg, Tomato, Pickle, Onion, Carrot, Olive


Hot Dog 1.50

Taco 1.50

Patti Melt 2.99

On Rye bread with Swiss cheese

BBQ Beef Sandwich 3.50

BLT Sandwich 3.76

Fish Sandwich 3.76

Chicken Breast Sandwich 3.50

Grilled Ham & Cheese 3.50 (4) 2.40

Ham & Swiss Sandwich 3.50

Turkey Deluxe Sandwich3.50

Club Sandwich 5.65

Two Cheeses, Ham & Turkey

Ham & Egg Sandwich 2.99

Fried Egg Sandwich 2.20

Egg Salad Sandwich 2.20


Hamburger 1/4pound 2.29

Mustard, Pickle & Onion or Mayo, Lettuce

& Tomato

Double Hamburger 1/2pound 3.49

Cheeseburger 1/4pound 2.54

(6) 2.74

Mushroom Swiss Burger 2.99

Bacon Burger Deluxe 3.21


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