General English Level 2 V 3
UNIT 04 Eating and drinking TOPIC 01 I'd like a hamburger
LANGUAGE FOCUS 04 Ordering food
 

1. Saying what we want

Gino and Jessica say:
Gino:
Are you ready to order?
Jessica: Yes. I'll have a salad sandwich and an orange juice.

Gino asks Jessica what she wants to eat. Jessica says what she wants.

 

Gino and Eriko say:
Gino:
... what would you like?
Eriko:
Err; can I have a hamburger and chips please?

Gino asks Eriko what she wants to eat. Eriko says what she wants.

 

Gino and Eriko say:
Gino:
And do you want anything to drink?
Eriko:
Yes, I'd like a coffee.

Gino asks Eriko what she wants to drink. Eriko says what she wants.

 

The assistant asks:
The customer says:
Are you ready to order? Yes,
I'll have ...
I'd like ...
can I have ...?
Do you want...?
What would you like? I'll have ...
I'd like ...
Can I have ...?

Examples

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2 Click on the examples to listen.
3 Practise saying the examples.

2. Making choices

Gino and Jessica say:
Gino:
Do you want butter on your sandwich?
Jessica:
No thanks.

 

Gino and Eriko say:
Gino:
Sure. Would you like sauce with your chips?
Eriko:
Yes, barbeque sauce, please.

 

Gino and Eriko say:
Eriko:
...I'd like a coffee.
Gino:
Black or white?
Eriko: White ....

 

Sometimes we make a choice to have something extra (for example sauce, butter).
Sometimes we make a choice between two or more things (for example black or white coffee).

Examples

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2 Click on the examples to listen.
3 Practise saying the examples.

3. Asking what is available

Gino and Jessica say:
Jessica:
...do you have any banana cake?
Gino:
Yes. Would you like a piece?

 

Examples

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2 Click on the examples to listen.
3 Practise saying the examples.

4. Asking about the cost

Gino and Eriko say:
Eriko:
...How much is that altogether?
Gino:
That comes to seventeen dollars and five cents.

 

Eriko asks Gino what the cost is for everything. Gino tells Eriko the cost of everything.

How much is it
How much is that
altogether?
in total?
for everything?
for the lot?
That's $...

altogether.
in total.
for everything.
for the lot.
That comes to $...

Examples

1 Read the examples.
2 Click on the examples to listen.
3 Practise saying the examples.

Now go to 05 SPEAKING Are you ready to order?

 

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