restaurant 16.3

Unit 16 :



To be able to know words about buffet restaurants.

Do you like eating at buffets? Why or why not?

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Read the following words or phrases with your tutor and use it in a sentence.

  • buffet (n)
  • up for it (phr)
  • carve (v)
  • reasonable (adj)
  • stuffed (adj)
  • hostess (n)
  • grabbed (v)
  • awesome (adj)
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Do you want to go to a buffet?

What is a buffet?

It’s a restaurant where you can eat as much as you want.

That sounds awesome!

Yeah, it is. You’ll be full when you leave.

What kind of food is there?

There’re sushi, noodles, dumplings, and a whole lot more!

How much is it?

It’s $15 per person.

That’s a reasonable price.

I can’t wait to go there!

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Let’s Practice

Answer the following questions.

  1. What is a buffet restaurant?
  2. What kinds of foods are available based on the dialogue?
  3. How much per person is the buffet?
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Read the article.

I love eating at all-you-can-eat buffets. It doesn’t matter what kind of food it is, I’m up for it.

Last week, I went to a high-end seafood buffet with my friends. We walked in and the hostess seated us at a table. She asked if we wanted to order any drinks. Drinks other than water are not included in the price.

I got up and got a plate. I went over to the soup and salad station first and then over to the hot food. They had a carving station and made-to-order omelets. They also had a great dessert table, but I wasn’t ready for that yet. I sat down, ate, and grabbed a new plate for the second round. This time, I went for the seafood. I loaded up my plate and sat down again. After two more trips to the buffet, I was ready for dessert. I got a little of everything. I was so stuffed, I couldn’t eat another bite.

I really enjoyed the meal. I like being able to serve myself. Some people don’t like buffets unless they’re very high-end. Not me. Give me any high-end or low-end buffet and I’m perfectly happy.

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Let’s Practice

Word Definition: choose the letter that best suits the meaning.


  1. a restaurant where you can eat as much as you want.

       a.Buffet          b. Fine dining             c. Fast foods

2. To cut with care or precision

       a.  Slice          b. Carve            c. Saw

3.  A woman in charge of public dining room who seats diners

      a. Bartender      b. Busboy           c. Hostess

4. A usually sweet course or dish

      a. Dinner           b. Dessert                c. desert 

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Share your ideas with your teacher.

  1. Where was the best buffet you’ve ever eaten at?
  2. Have you ever eaten at an all you can eat restaurant?
  3. Do you like to try new restaurants, or do you prefer to go to those you have already been to? Why?