2. Listening Practice
Waitress: Good afternoon, are you ready to order now?
W: Would you like a starter?
Tina: I’d like prawn crackers, and you, Ivan?
I: I want the soup, please.
W: OK, prawn crackers and soup. And what would you like for the main course?
I: What do you recommend?
W: Today’s speciality is the chicken. It’s very good.
I: Fine, I’ll have that, and you, Tina?
T: The same for me, please.
W: And would you like any desserts?
I: I don’t like dessert. Maybe an ice cream for you, Tina? I know it’s your favourite, isn’t it?
T: Oh, no. It’s use to be my favourite, but now I’m on a diet. I’m trying not to eat too much fatty food, you know.
W: OK, on desserts. What would you like to drink, then?
T: A glass of red wine for me, please.
I: I’d prefer beer.
W: OK, would you like any soft drinks?
T: What do you have?
W: We have various canned and bottled drinks like coconut drink, Coca-cola, fresh juices such as orange juice, grape juice and tea and coffee.
I: I’d like a cup of coffee, please, and you, Tina?
T: Fresh grape juice, please.
W: All right. Please wait for a few minutes. I’ll be back soon with your orders.
T: Thank you.
4. Video 1
(W for Mr. White, H for Harry)
H: Good morning, Mr. White. How is your room?
W: Very comfortable and quiet. We’re all very happy with the facilities and services here.
H: I’m glad to hear that. Now, I’m here just to tell you that we’ll be having a dinner party tomorrow evening. We’d like to invite you all to come.
W: Oh, how nice of you! We’d be delighted to come.
H: Here’s the invitation.
W: Thank you.
H: Then I’ll send somebody to pick you up from the hotel lobby at six tomorrow evening. Is that all right?
W: Yes. That’s fine. Thank you.
H: See you then.
W: See you.
H: Welcome, everybody! Mr. White, I’m glad you’ve come.
W: It’s very kind of you to have invited us.