Use the expressions from the table below and act out the dialogues.
It’s 8 pm. Mr Smith (Jack) and Mrs Smith (Jill) are celebrating their 10th wed- ding anniversary. They have just arrived at the restaurant.
M r S m i t h. Well here we are. What do you think?
M r s S m i t h. It’s lovely, Jack. Are you sure we can afford it?
M r S m i t h. Well I may have to do some washing up, but you’re worth it.
The waiter arrives.
W a i t e r. Good evening sir, madame.
M r S m i t h. Good evening. We have a reservation for a table for two in the name of Smith.
W a i t e r. Yes sir. May I take your coats?
Waiter takes their coats and hangs them up.
M r & M r s S m i t h. Thank you.
W a i t e r. Your welcome. Would you like to come to the table or would you prefer to order in the bar?
M r S m i t h. I wouldn’t mind an aperitif. We’ll order in the bar. W a i t e r. Please follow me, I’ll bring you the menu in a moment.
Mr & Mrs Smith order their drinks at the bar and sit down to look at the menu.
M r s S m i t h. Oh dear Jack, it’s all in French!
M r S m i t h. Well that’s what we’re paying for. Don’t worry I’ve got an idea.
W a i t e r. Are you ready to order sir?
M r S m i t h. Not really. Could you recommend something.
W a i t e r. Certainly sir. The fresh lobster is particularly good this evening, and for starters may I recommend a light consomme?
M r S m i t h. Sounds lovely, what do you think dear? M r s S m i t h. Oh yes, I love lobster.
W a i t e r. So, that’s two consomme and two lobsters. Would you like to look at the wine menu?
M r S m i t h. Why don’t you bring us what you think will go best. No- thing too expensive though.
W a i t e r. No problem sir. I’ll call you as soon as your table is ready.
The waiter walks away.
M r s S m i t h. You are clever Jack, but what about dessert.
M r S m i t h. Don’t worry, they bring round a sweet trolley, so we just point at what we fancy!
A while later Mr & Mrs Smith have finished eating and are drinking their coffee.
W a i t e r. Was everything to your satisfaction? M r & M r s S m i t h. Yes, lovely thank you.
M r S m i t h. The whole meal was delicious, our compliments to the chef. Unfortunately we have to be back for the baby-sitter so could we pay now?
W a i t e r. Certainly sir, I’ll bring you the bill. Would you like me to order you a taxi.
M r S m i t h. Yes that would be great, thank you.
M r s S m i t h. What a nice man, we must leave him a good tip. M r S m i t h. Yes, of course.
Discuss the following questions:
1) How often do you go to a restaurant? Do you like eating out or at home?
2) What is your favorite restaurant? What is your favorite food to order there?
3) When was the last time you went to a restaurant?
4) Is there any difference between a restaurant, café, bar, pub, cafeteria?
Ex. 5, p. 116.
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