[Listening Easy] Restaurant Order – KEY

Pre-Listening Exercise

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.”

Listening Exercise

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 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.

Cashier: Alright.


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.