At the restaurant

Elllo stands for English Listening Lesson Library Online and it’s a web page with activities that include multimedia, free MP3 files, vocab tasks, language notes, print page and more. Here you can listen to a conversation between a waitress and a customer and learn how to order at the restaurant.

You can also play a multimedia game here and download the mp3 here.

Do you want to know more? Watch this video.
When you finish, write a similar dialogue between a waiter/waitress and a customer at a restaurant and send it as a comment or reply.
See you!

Talking on the phone

Now that we are back to normal after the exams, let’s revise some key expressions to use when you are talking on the phone.

On English Pond, you can listen to certain expressions you can always use. On English Club, there are some typical phrases you can also use and finally, on the New Headway Pre-Intermediate webpage, you can have further practice.

Happy phoning!

(Photo from Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary)

At the restaurant, written by Andrea Navarro (NB1)

In the previous post I asked you to write a dialogue between a waiter and a customer and to send it to me, and this is what Andrea Navarro from Gran Tarajal did. Her writing is very good, isn’t it? Thak you Andrea!

Waiter: Hello, Sir. Can I help you?

Customer: Oh yes. A table for one, please.

Waiter: Ok, please follow me.

Waiter: Can I take your order?

Customer: I would like a glass of wine, please.

Waiter: Red or white wine?

Customer: White wine, please.

Waiter: Ok Sir. Here you are. Would you like to order now or later?

Customer: Oh yes, now please. I’d like fish with jacket potatoes.

Waiter: Would you like some garnish?

Customer: Yes of course. I’d like some vegetables.

Waiter: Was everything ok, Sir?

Customer: Yes. It was delicious. Thank you.

Waiter: Would you like some dessert, Sir?

Customer: Yes, please. What would you recommend?

Waiter: The hot majorera banana. It´s ice cream, banana and hot chocolate.

Customer: Ok, one please. It´s perfect!

Customer: Can I have the bill, please?

Waiter: Here you are. It´s 43, 50 €.

Customer: Thank you.

Waiter: You are welcome, Sir. Good evening.

At the restaurant

Elllo stands for English Listening Lesson Library Online and it’is a web page with activities that include multimedia, free MP3 files, vocab tasks, language notes, print page and more. Here you can listen to a conversation between a waitress and a customer and learn how to order at the restaurant.

You can also play a multimedia game here and download the mp3 here.

Do you want to know more? Watch this video.
When you finish, write a similar dialogue between a waiter/waitress and a customer at a restaurant and send it as a comment or reply.
Have a good weekend!

How to sound natural

Hi out there!

Being and sounding natural is very important. When you learn English you tend to speak it word by word. But real English is connected together and pronounced sound by sound. In this page, you’ll learn how to link or connect consonants to vowels.

Another important aspect is making conversation. In EnglishPond you’ll see certain topics that are polite to discuss when getting to know someone such as talking about your background, describing your language ability or showing a lot of interest.

Do you want to know more? In the same website, you’ll find some greetings expressions, goodbye expressions and even how to interrupt someone.

 

So remember, words say it all!