Unit 3 :
We are ready to order



Learn how to order in a restaurant.

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  • Different phrases used:
  1. I would like to order … /I’d like to order … 
  2. I will have … /I’ll have … 
  3. Could I have … 
  4. Could I get …
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Repeat these words/ phrases after your teacher.

  • Owe
  • Cent
  • Here you are
  • Starter
  • Main course
  • Grilled
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

(At a fast food restaurant.)



Hi, welcome to McDonald’s. What can I get you today?

Can I have a double cheeseburger with fries, please?

Sure. Would you like anything to drink?

Yes, I’ll have a large Coke.

Will that be all?

Yes, thanks! How much do I owe you? That comes to five dollars and fifty cents.

Here you are.

Thank you. Have a nice day!

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Let’s Practice

Answer the questions and fill in the blanks.


A:How much is it?

B:It’s twenty dollars and four ____.

a. cents 

b. cash


A:How may I help you?

B:_____ a cup of coffee?

a. Could I have

b. Please

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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.

(At a fine dining restaurant.)



Hello, Can I help you?.

Yes, I’d like to order.

Would you like a starter?

Yes, I’d like a bowl of bean soup, please.

And what would you like for your main course?

I’d like a grilled chicken.

Would you like anything to drink?

Yes, I’d like a glass of Coke, please.

Would Pepsi be OK? We don’t have Coke.

That would be fine.

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Role Play

Role-play the following situation with your teacher.

  • You’re in a restaurant and you’re ready to order.
  • Your teacher will act as a waiter/ waitress.
  • Try to use long sentences.
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Share your ideas with your teacher.

  1. Did you have any worst experiences  in a restaurant? What are they?
  2. Can you name some restaurants in your area that serve food from other countries?