What is your favorite restaurant? What do you like most about the restaurant? What do you usually order there? How much does this meal cost?
“grab a bite to eat” = go out to eat
“Let’s grab a bite to eat after the movie.”
“pig out” = eat a lot
“My brothers pigged out on pizza last night.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Cashier: Hi. Is this going to be for here or to go?
Customer: Uh, to go, and uh, yeah . . . I‘d like 80 cheeseburgers . . .
Cashier: Oh, uh. Is that eighteen . . . one eight, or, uh, eight zero?
Customer: No, no, no . . . eighty, eighty.
Cashier: Okay, uh, eighty cheeseburgers. It sounds like you’re feeding a whole football team.
Customer: Well, actually, the food’s for a girl’s soccer team, and the coaches, and some wild fans.
Cashier: Okay. Uh, yeah. What else can I get for you today?
Customer: Yeah. I’d like 50 large fries, uh, no 60. Make that 60.
Cashier: Okay. Sixty like six zero.
Customer: Right, right, right. [ Okay. ] And then thirteen baked potatoes . . .
Cashier: Okay . . .
Customer: For. . . Let’s see here. Forty chocolate shakes . . .
Cashier: Four zero, right?
Customer: Right. [ Okay. ] 15 large cokes, and uh, uh, let’s see . . . a glass of water with no ice.
Cashier: No ice?
Customer: Right, right. It’s for our team cat.
Cashier: Oh, yeah. The ice would be confusing (to the cat).
Customer: Okay. And uh, yeah. Yeah. I think that’s all.
Cashier: Oh, okay. So, it looks like your total is two ninety, thirteen ($290.13).
Cashier: And it’s probably going to take about thirty to forty minutes ’cause that is a bit of food.
Customer: Oh, that’s fine. Alright, thanks.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
- I’d: “I would,” also “we’d” or “they’d”
I’d like some fries, and she’d like the grilled chicken sandwich.
- sound (stative verb): seem, look, appear
Italian food sounds great for dinner. Let’s go this evening.
Eating at that restaurant sounds expensive. I want to look at the menu before we order.
The kids sound really hungry. We should stop soon and get a bite to eat before we reach the hotel.
- feed (verb): give food to someone
– We should feed the kids before we start our trip.
- whole (adjective): large in size
– I can’t eat the whole pizza by myself, but it will feed the whole family.
- actually (adverb): used to stress that something is true
– I ordered a cheeseburger, but actually, I’d like to change my order. I want a fish sandwich instead.
- wild (adjective): very excited or enthusiastic
– We had a wild night at the Mexican restaurant last night. It was fun.
- whew (interjection): used to show that you are very surprised or relieved
– Whew! I thought I lost my wallet, and I wasn’t going to be able to pay the bill. Fortunately, I found it in the car.
- a bit (of) (adjective): a small amount of something
– With a bit of luck, we’ll find a good restaurant tonight for dinner in this small town.