Lesson Plan in a Restaurant

Eating out is fun and exciting. It allows one to experience new taste sensations. It allows one to see unique  dining settings and ambiances. It allows one to save time and effort since someone else does the cooking  and cleaning up. There are any number of expressions used in a restaurant you are likely to encounter. Below are  just a few of them.

English Expressions Used in a Restaurant

Expressions- By a waiter

Expression: May I take your order?
Response: Could I have a few minutes, please?

Expression: Are you ready to order sir?
Response: Yes, I would like a cheese burger and fries.

Expression: How would you like ( … your steak)?
Response: Well done.

Expression: Would you like ( …baked or mashed potatoes).
Response: I’ll prefered baked please.

Expression: What would you ( … like to drink)?
Response: Yes, I’ll have an iced tea.

Expression: May I get you (…anything else).
Response: No, I’m fine thanks.

Expressions- By a customer

Expression: Could I have another ( … roll, please)?
Response: Of course, I will bring it right away.

Expression: Can I look at (the…menu)?
Response: Here you go sir.

Expression: This soups is (… cold. Could you have the chef heat it up)?
Response: Right away, ma’am.

Expression: I ordered (… a ham sandwich, but this is a chesse burger. Could you bring me the coorect order).
Response: I’m sorry sir. I’ll bring the ham sandwich right away.

Expression: Could I get (… the check, please)?
Response: Right away, sir

Once you have eaten you may describe the food just eaten to your dining companion. Or to see if you might like it, you may ask the waiter to describe a particular dish. There are a number of words that can be used to describe food. Look at these examples.

Words used to describe food
Bland           Rich           Spicy          Salty
Sweet          Sour           Bitter          Hot

Ways to prepare food
Pickled           Baked           Boiled
Broiled           Fried             Sautéed


Other Links for at a Restaurant
XX Ordering in Restaurants
XX Restaurant Dialogue
XX Restaurant Vocabulary

To find conversation activities for at a  restaurant and
dialogues about at a restaurant take a look at:

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