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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?� � �I�d 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?� � �I�ll 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?� � �I�ll 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?�� �I�ll 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) �I�ll 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�� <�I�ll have a breakfast combo and a banana split. It�s 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 don�t.� � �Then, there�ll 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. We�ll 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, ma�am. May I have more hot water, please?�>

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

Can you come here when you have a minute?�� Listen�� (used with can or could)�� < � �I�ll 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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