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Paul Sparks, Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Nanning.
Plans for "Watch, Listen & Speak", Semester 2
Listening & Speaking, Dictation: Ordering Lunch
Ordering Lunch: Listen
to the whole conversation and write down what is said.
Karl: Do you have time to stop for lunch?
Ann: Yes, I'm hungry.
This restaurant has a good selection and the prices are moderate.
Karl: That sounds fine
with me. Let's try it.
Ann: Where do you want
to sit, the smoking or the nonsmoking section?
Karl: I prefer
nonsmoking, but the sign says to wait to be seated.
Hostess: Good afternoon.
How many are in your party?
Ann: Just two and we'd
like a booth in the nonsmoking section, if you have one.
Hostess: Right this way.
Follow me. Will this booth be all right?
Karl: The one by the
window would be better, thanks.
Ann: No problem. Here
are your menus. Your server will be right with you.
Server: Hello, my name
is Chris, and I'm your server today. May I bring you something to begin
with, a drink or some appetizers perhaps?
Karl: No appetizer for
me. I'll have a glass of water for now.
Ann: I'd like an iced
tea, decaffeinated or herbal. What flavors do you have?
Server: We have mint,
peach, or raspberry.
Ann: Bring me a large
Server: Will that be
all, or are you ready to order?
Karl: I'm ready. I'll
have the veggie sandwich on whole wheat. Hold the mayonnaise, please.
Server: That comes with
your choice of soup or a salad.
Karl: What soups do you
Server: We have potato,
bean, vegetable beef, or cream of broccoli.
Karl: Does the potato
soup have pork in it?
Server: Yes, it has
pieces of ham.
Karl: Well, then I'll
have the cream of broccoli.
Ann: I'd like a
hamburger on a sour dough bun with plenty of onions, please.
Sever: How do you want
your burger cooked, medium, or well done?
Ann: Medium will be
Server: The burger comes
with your choice of cole slaw or fries.
Ann: Make it fries, and
please bring ketchup with them.
Server: Will that be
Karl: I think so. Please
bring us the check when you return with our food. We're pressed for time.