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Unit 6: Eating out
 
Listen  1: Going out to a restaurant
 
Indian restaurant
 
 
John persuades Fiona to go out with him one evening for a curry. They have been for a few drinks in east London and decide to go to Brick Lane for something to eat. This is an area famous for restaurants where you can buy a curry.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
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Listen  Listen to the conversation
 
Complete the conversation
 
John:
Hi, a table for two please.

Waiter:
Would you like something to drink?
Certainly. Here you are.
This way please. Can I take your coats?
Waiter: Smoking or non smoking?
 

John:
Smoking.

Waiter:
Would you like something to drink?
Certainly. Here you are.
This way please. Can I take your coats?
Waiter: Smoking or non smoking?
 

John:
Oh, yes thanks.

Waiter:
Would you like something to drink?
Certainly. Here you are.
This way please. Can I take your coats?
Waiter: Smoking or non smoking?
 

John:
Yes. Can we have a look at the wine list?

Waiter:
Would you like something to drink?
Certainly. Here you are.
This way please. Can I take your coats?
Waiter: Smoking or non smoking?
 

 
Language tips - vocabulary
 
"smoking or non-smoking?" - "do you want a table where you can smoke?"
wine list - a menu of the different wines that a restaurant sells

 
 
  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
  Unit 2: Hotel
 
  Unit 3: Cinema
 
  Unit 4: Shopping
 
  Unit 5: Work
 
  Unit 6: Eating out
 
 
 
Listen 1: Going out to a restaurant
 
 
 
Listen 2: Ordering a meal
 
 
 
Read 1: Eating out in Brick Lane in east London
 
 
 
Speak 1: Word stress when talking about food
 
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  Useful links
 
 
BBC guide to food and drink in London