Unit 11 :
To tip or not to tip?



Learn when to give or not.

Is it important to give a tip or not to the server?

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Repeat the following words and phrases with your teacher and use them in a sentence.

  • tip (v)
  • it depends (phr.)
  • fast food chains (n)
  • to go(v)
  • delivered(v)
  • tip jar (n)
  • change (n)
  • rude (adj)
  • it’s up to you (phr.)
  • extra(adj)
  • basically(adv)
  • amount(n)  
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



  Hila, I’m going to the States next week. How much should I tip?

Well, it depends. At most restaurants you tip 15%, but at fast food chains you don’t tip.

I see. What if I get food to go or delivered?

Usually we tip for those as well, but you can tip less.

So like 5% to 10%? I heard it’s the same with taxis.

Yup. That’s true. Also, some coffee shops have a tip jar you can put change in.

Ok. But what if the service is bad? Is it rude to tip nothing?

Nope. In that case, it’s up to you how much you tip.

Alright. And if the service is amazing, I can leave extra, right?

Yup. You can basically tip any amount!

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Let’s practice

Choose the correct letter.

  1. An extra amount of money given to someone to thank them for giving a service.

      A. change            B. tip             C. deliver

 2. Offensive and embarrassing

      A. rude                B. extra          C. amount 

 3. To take goods, letters, parcels to people’s  houses or places of work.

      A. deliver          B. receive           C. gather

 4. Added  to what is normal

       A.  basically       B. extra         C. amount

 5.  A container ,commonly a glass jar, into which customers can put a gratuity

      A. pot         B. tip jar        C. glass

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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



 Hello. Can I  help you?

Yes,I would like to have some lunch.

Would you like a starter?

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

 And what would you like  for a main course?

I’d like a grilled cheese sandwich.

Would you like anything to drink?

Yes, I’d like a glass of Coke,please.

Can I bring you anything?

No thank you. Just the bill.

That’s $6.75.

Thank you very much. And before I go , here is a $5 tip for your good service.

You’re welcome. Thank you for the tip but you can just drop it on the tip box next to the cashier. Have a good day.

 Thank you.

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Let’s Practice

Read the following sentences after your tutor.

  1. It costs extra to get the food delivered.
  1. I tipped the waiter five dollars.
  1. She gave me 5 dollars in change.
  1. I got a part-time job to earn some extra money.
  1. I always carry small change in my wallet.
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Share your  ideas with your teacher.

1 .Is tipping common in your country?

2 Why is it important to leave a tip?

3. Can you think of jobs where tipping is an important part of the salary?