Video:ESL Conversation: Restaurant Phrases and Vocabularywith Ellen Quish
Does the thought of ordering food at a restaurant in English make you nervous? Learn common vocabulary and phrases used in restaurants and on menus to make the experience even easier for you.See Transcript
Transcript:ESL Conversation: Restaurant Phrases and VocabularyHi, I'm Ellen Quish from the Adult Learning Center at LaGuardia Community College in NYC. Today we are going to practice English vocabulary and phrases you can use in a restaurant.
English Restaurant Vocabulary and Phrases
- tap / bottled water
- How much is______?
- May I see the menu, please?
- entree/main course
- May I have the check, please?
- side dish
- I'd like/ I'll have __________.
- a choice of________.
Restaurant Vocabulary Practice ConversationListen for the vocabulary and phrases in the dialogue.
Server: Would you like tap or bottled water?
Customer: Tap is fine.
Server: Would you like to hear our specials for today?
Customer: Just your entrée specials, please.
Server: For a main course, we have stuffed flounder, filet mignon and roast duck.
Customer: How much is the stuffed flounder?
Server: It's $17.99 and comes with two side dishes.
Customer: What are the side dishes?
Server: You have a choice of sautéed spinach, lemon potatoes, mixed vegetables, or broccoli.
Customer: I'd like the spinach and potatoes.
Server: Will you be having any wine with dinner?
Customer: Yes, I'll have a glass of pinot grigio, please.
Server: How is everything?
Customer: Delicious. May I see the dessert menu?
Customer: What do you recommend?
Server: The chocolate mousse. It's the best in NYC!
Customer: Okay, I'll have the mousse, please. Also, may I have the check?
Server: Coming right up.
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