Unit 13 :
Getting Ready to Order



 Learn  and remember the essential vocabulary or phrases connected to ordering food.

Where do you usually go when you eat out?

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Repeat these words after your teacher and use it to construct sentences.

  • waitress (n)
  • order (v)
  • rare (adj)
  • steak (n)
  • start (V)
  • like (v)
  • vegetables (n)
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Hello, I will be your waitress today. Can I get you both any drinks?

Yes. I would like an iced coffee, please.

OK 2 iced coffees, here you are. Are you now ready to order your, or would you like a few more minutes?

 I think we are ready to order. I will have the chicken soup to start, and the steak with fries and the mixed vegetables.

How do you want the steak cooked rare, medium, or well done?

I would like it well done, please.

 I do not want a starter. I would like to have the fried chicken with fries and a side salad please.

Your meals will be here shortly.

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Let’s Practice

Word Definition: Choose the correct word that best fits the description.


1.Dishes  which are available  for that day, are called

       a. Specialty            b.Specialize              c. Specials

2. The starter, main and dessert, are all types of

       a.Courses               b.Appetizer               c.Tip

3. Cooked so that the inside is still red

       a. Medium               b.Well-done             c. Rare

3. One that serves food and drink at a restaurant

       a. Bellboy                b. Busboy               c.Waiter

4. A slice of meat cut from a fleshy part of a beef carcass

        a.Steak                    b. Ham                    c.Fish










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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



 Hello, I’ll be your waiter today. Can I start you off with something to drink?

Yes. I’ll have iced tea, please.

Are you ready to order, or do you need a few minutes?

I think we’re ready. I’ll have the tomato soup to start, and the roast beef with mashed potatoes and peas.

How do you want the beef — rare, medium or well done?

Well done, please.

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Let’s Practice

What food am I?

  1. I am a round vegetable. I am usually green or red.
  2. Eat us fried, boiled or mashed
  3. I am a hot or cold black drink
  4. I am a delicious fried,grilled or roasted meat
  5. We are very small round green vegetable
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Share your ideas with your teacher.

1.Do you like eating  at buffets? Why? Or why not?

2.Do you ever leave a tip at a restaurant?

3.What is your favorite dessert?