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19 Everyday Conversational Expressions Going for a Drink, Eating Out p.2

 

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* 19 Going for a Drink, Eating Out (p.2 of 3)

 

19.7 When you place an order at a fast-food place

 

Give me a burger and fries. Listen <May I take your order, please? Give me a burger and fries.>

I'd like a burger and fries. Listen <What would you like? Id like a burger and fries.>

Give me a cheeseburger and a shake. Listen <What will it be? Give me a cheeseburger and a shake.>

I'll have a burger and a shake. Listen <What will you have? Ill have a burger and a shake.>

Give me a small soda. Listen <May I help you? Give me a small soda.>

I'll have a soda. Listen <Can I help you? Ill have a soda.>

No ice, please. Listen <Is there anything I can get for you? Give me a glass of ginger ale. No ice, please.>

Can I have some napkins? Listen (used with can or may or could) <Oh, Miss! Can I have some napkins?>

I'll have the same. Listen A I am ordering the same thing that the person before me has just ordered. <What are you going to order? Ill have the same.>

The same for me. Listen <Can I take your order? The same for me.>

Make it two. Listen <May I take your order? (Customer #1) Ill have a sandwich and a small salad. (Customer #2) Make it two. I always order what my wife does.>

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19.8 When you order food to take out or to eat in a shop

 

To go, please. Listen <Here is our order. Two burgers and two large sodas. To go, please.>

I'd like that to go. Listen <Give me a chicken sandwich and a milk shake. I would like that to go.>

I'll eat it here. Listen <A garden salad, please. I will eat it here.>

It's for here. Listen <Ill have a breakfast combo and a banana split. Its for here.>

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19.9 When you ask for a table in a restaurant

 

A table for one, please.   Listen   < – “Do you want your table inside or on the terrace?” – “It’s kind of cold outside. I like that table by the fireplace.”>

A table for two. Listen < Do you have a reservation? No, we dont. Then, therell be a fifteen-minute wait.>

Two, please. Listen <How many people do you have in your party? Two, please.>

We are a party of four. Listen <How many people? We are a party of four.>

I have a reservation. The name is Johnson. Listen < I see Johnson on my list. Well have your table ready in just a few minutes.>

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19.10 When you wait for somebody else in a restaurant

 

I'm waiting for someone else. Listen < Would you like to order a drink while you are waiting?>

I am expecting someone else. Listen < Can I get you something to drink? Coffee?>

My friend will be along shortly. Listen <Are you waiting for someone? My friend will be along shortly.>

We are waiting for another couple. Listen <Will someone be joining you? We are waiting for another couple.>

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19.11 When you request attention from a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

 

Oh, waiter! Listen <Oh, waiter! We are ready to order. Just a moment.>

Oh, Miss! Listen <Oh, Miss! We are ready for desert.>

Excuse me, ma'am. Listen <Excuse me, maam. May I have more hot water, please?>

Pardon me, ma'am. Listen <Pardon me, maam. Can I have the check?>

Can you come here when you have a minute? Listen (used with can or could) < Ill be with you in a minute.>

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19.12 When you ask for something to drink in a restaurant

 

I'd like some coffee. Listen <Would you care for a drink? I would like some coffee.>

I'd like an espresso. Listen <Would anyone like coffee? I would like an espresso.>

I'd like tea. Listen <Would you like something to drink first? I would like tea.>

Just coffee for the moment. Listen <Would you care for some wine? Just coffee for the moment.>

Just coffee for now. Listen <Would you like to start with a cocktail? Just coffee for now.>

Coffee, please. Listen <Is there anything I can get you? Coffee, please. Do you need cream and sugar?>

Can you get me a glass of water? Listen (used with can or could) <Could you get me a glass of water? No ice, please. Sure. Just a minute.>

Could I have some water, please? Listen (used with can or may or could) < Surely. Can I have your glass?>

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