Easy English listening Lesson 50 – The Restaurant

When you go to a restaurant you might see a sign that says, “Please wait to be seated.” 
A host or hostess will ask you how many people are in your party. 
Then they will want to know if you want to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section. 
The host or hostess will take you to your seat. 
You might sit at a table or at a booth. 
The host or hostess will give you a menu to look at. 
Sometimes, there are different menus for different meals. 
There can be a breakfast menu, a lunch menu and a dinner menu. 
Sometimes, there is also a wine list and a dessert menu. 
The food and the prices of the food are listed on the menu. 
On your table, there will be cutlery. 
Cutlery is the knives, forks and spoons. 
There will also be a napkin. 
You are supposed to put your napkin on your lap when you eat. 
Your waiter or waitress will take your order. 
You might want an appetizer before your meal. 
Some people want a salad or soup before their meal. 
After your meal, you might have a dessert, or tea, or coffee. 
When it is time to go, you will pay your bill and leave a tip for the waiter or waitress.

Exercise for this lesson:

  1. What does the sign at the restaurant say?

  2. What does the host or hostess ask you when you enter the restaurant?

  3. What choice might you have regarding seating in a restaurant?

  4. What items might be on different menus in a restaurant?

  5. What is cutlery, and what items does it include?

  6. How are you supposed to use the napkin at a restaurant?

  7. Who takes your order at the restaurant?

  8. What are some examples of things you might order before or after your main meal?

  9. What do you do when it’s time to leave the restaurant?

  10. What is mentioned about tipping in the text?

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