How to order at a restaurant in English – Restaurant Conversation Lesson – Restaurant English

How to order at a restaurant in English – Restaurant Conversation Lesson – Restaurant English


Welcome to twominenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons. In this lesson we will learn some phrases you can
use while placing an order at a restaurant. What exactly is Thenthuk? It’s one of the most popular Tibetan dishes. It’s
a flat noodle soup with vegetables and meat. Sounds delicious. Is it a starter? It’s sometimes eaten as a whole meal. But you can
have it as a starter if you split it. Is there any fish in it? No, but there’s lamb. Aah. Well, I want a fish based dish today. Let me order something else. Good evening. Are you ready to order? What are today’s specials? Today we have grilled tuna and New York strip
steak served with creamy Italian herb sauce. I think I’ll have the grilled tuna. It is served with a choice of rice, baked potatoes, or French fries. Rice, please. Anything to drink? A glass of lemonade, please. Ok. Your order will be served soon. Excuse me, could you please bring me some tomato sauce? Sure! How many serves would you like to have? Is the extra sauce charged? Yes, Ma’am. It should be complimentary! Anyways. Get me two serves, please. Can I get you anything else? Dessert or coffee? I’d like to have some dessert. Any suggestions? The brownie served with vanilla ice cream is often ordered. Hmm…excellent! Please, bring me one. Sure. I’ll be right back. What exactly is Thenthuk? Is it a starter? Is there any fish in it? Well, I want a fish based dish today. What are today’s specials? I think I’ll have the grilled tuna. A glass of lemonade, please. Excuse me, could you please bring me some tomato sauce? Is the extra sauce charged? I’d like to have some dessert. Any suggestions?

23 Replies to “How to order at a restaurant in English – Restaurant Conversation Lesson – Restaurant English

  1. Hi, Thank you so much.It's was an interesting lesson.Can you explain the difference (have been has been,had been) please.thank.May GOD bless you.

  2. Hi,

    Sure…

    Have been – Something in the pas related to multiple things, or the person you are talking to, also when you talk about yourself.

    Example –
    They have been to New York.
    You have been to New York.
    I have been to New York.

    Has been – Something in the past, when you talk about something or somebody else.

    Example
    She has been to New York.
    My bike has been to New York.

  3. These videos are very well made.   I am an experienced English teacher but I am new to the video making process and quite frankly, mine are, well, a bit lacking.  Great material!  

  4. your material is always perfectly native and super conversational. Thanks! want to have more !

  5. "Starters" are called "entrees."
    In "tomato," the "a" is pronounced as in "half."
    "Tomato sauce" should stress the word "sauce."
    "Herb" begins with "h."
    "Lemonade" is stressed on the third syllable.
    "…is often ordered" is awkward wording; try "… is popular."
    "Is the sauce extra charge?" What does that mean? "Charge" is a verb. I think that you mean "Do you charge extra for the sauce?"
    "Complimentary" means "saying nice things about you." She meant that it should be complementary, which means "included in the price."
    Apart from that, it was a good thing to teach students.

  6. If you say "It should be complimentary, anyways…", you just sound rude. Don't ever say that at a restaurant please!
    HOWEVER! If you would like to say something like that, restaurants generally have a suggestion box, and you can suggest that there.
    (From: A restaurant worker)

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