Listen to this dialog between Emily, Laura, and the waitress and practice repeating each phrase. The audio is real English at natural speed – so if you can understand it, you’ll be OK to order a meal in a restaurant in English!
Waitress: Good evening, are you ready to order?
Laura: Can you give us a few more minutes?
Emily: What are today’s specials?
Waitress: Today we have vegetarian lasagna, New York strip steak, and baked salmon with a creamy herb sauce.
Emily: That sounds good – I’ll have the salmon.
Waitress: That comes with a choice of rice, baked potato, or french fries.
Emily: Baked potato, please.
Waitress: And for you, ma’am?
Laura: I’ll have the grilled chicken and a small caesar salad.
Waitress: Anything to drink?
Laura: Two glasses of red wine, please.
Waitress: OK. I’ll be back with your drinks in a minute.
The waitress brings the food to the table.
Waitress: Here you go! Can I get you anything else?
Laura: Yes, could you bring us some ketchup?
Waitress: Would you like to see the dessert menu?
Emily: No, thanks. Could we have the check please?