|Ex. 1. Check your understanding: matching|
|Match the people with the best restaurant for them. Write the restaurant names below.|
|Your Local Caff||The Lemon Tree||Fast Best|
|The Chocolate Box||Last Days of the Raj||A Taste of Tuscany
|1. My girlfriend and I are vegetarian. Could you recommend a suitable restaurant for us?
|Tom, aged 18||Restaurant: ____________________|
|2. My friend has a sweet tooth and I want to take her somewhere special this weekend.
|Lucy, aged 16||Restaurant: ____________________|
|3. My mates and I all love spicy food. Can you recommend somewhere good for us to go tonight?
|Dino, aged 21||Restaurant: ____________________|
|4. I only get 30 minutes off for lunch and I’m in a hurry. Where can I get something quick to eat?
|Melissa, aged 27||Restaurant: ____________________|
|5. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day in my opinion. Doyouknowanywherethatserves a goodbrekkie?
|Micky, aged 38||Restaurant: ____________________|
|6. We love Italian food, especially pasta. Everyone loves Italian, don’t they? AnygoodItaliansnearhere?||Momo, aged 22||Restaurant: ____________________|
Ex. 2. Eating in restaurants. Read and learn.
In Britain you often have three courses: a starter (e.g. soup), a main course (e.g. steak or chicken), and a dessert (e.g. strawberries or ice cream).
You may also have an aperitif (= a drink before the meal, e.g. gin and tonic), and coffee after the meal. When you pay the bill (= the money for the meal), you sometimes also leave a tip (= money) for the waiter if service is not included in the price. (10% is a normal tip.) If it is a popular restaurant, you may also need to book (= reserve) a table in advance (= before you go).
Ex. 3. Fill in the correct word(s) from the list below:
Where can people have their meals?
|table d’hôte catering cuisine lunch out share culinary|
There is no substitute for a delicious, nutritious home-cooked meal, and, prepared in the Ukrainian way, even simple dishes become …………. creations.
The majority of people prefer to have their meals at home. But on weekdays, when at work, people have to …………. . They have a wide choice of places to eat: cafes, cafeterias, canteens, snack bars, restaurants. At restaurants people can have …………… (a fixed menu of three courses) lunches or à la carte. The last alternatives are more expensive.
A network of cafes is being extended for public …………. . There you can find everything from leisurely family meals to elaborate dishes. You can enjoy a particular national ………… – Ukrainian, Georgian, Moldovan etc. Ukrainian cuisine is easily reproduced outside the country – Ukrainians are the people who love to ………. their food and their recipes.
Read a sample paragraph: My Favourite Restaurant
My favourite restaurant is the Scherezade. It’s on the corner of my street and my wife and I go there at least once a week. The service is excellent, the staff are courteous and always attentive, the decor is understated and, most importantly, the food is divine. We usually have a sea food dish as a starter. The ceviche is a speciality of the house. There are normally three or four main courses to choose from, helpings are generous and the food is always lovingly presented. What I like most about Scherezade are their mouth watering desserts which, because we are regulars, are often on the house.
Ex.4. Now Use the words below to fill in gaps:
Favorite / table cloth / go / few / corners / delicious / order / restaurant / pleasant / but / quick / lovely
I like to eat out and I go to a (1)_______________________ for dinner twice a week. I usually (2)___________ with my husband, Bill. Our (3)_________ restaurant is an Indian restaurant in Cleveland Street in Surry Hills. It is not very big (4)____________ __ it is always busy. There are only a (5)_________________ tables in the restaurant and there
is a white (6)_____________________ on each table. There is also a vase with (7)_________________ flowers on each table. There are plants in the (8)____________________. We usually (9)____________________ hot curries and eat them with rice. The food is (10)__________________ so we enjoy it very much. The service is (11)____________________ and friendly. Bill and I always have a (12)___________________ evening at our favorite restaurant.
Go over the above passages and divide the above texts into sections:
Describe your favourite restaurant, using words and expressions from this unit and a plan from Ex.4.
Types of restaurants:
- a-la-carte: entrée/main
- fast food
- sandwich shop
Entrée / starter
These are small portions of food, usually as a start to the meal while you are waiting for the bigger or main meal.
The larger, main dish that is the focus of the meal.
Is usually a sw eet dish to eat after your meal, sometimes with coffee, tea or sweet alcohol (liqueur).
Ordering food in a restaurant
Below are phrases you can use when ordering food in a restaurant.
|May I take your order?||What do you recommend?|
|What would you like?||What is the speciality today?|
|What do you want?||What exactly is that?|
|I suggest…||To start… / as a starter…|
|I recommend…||How much is that?|
|Would you like…with that?||What’s the soup of the day?|
|It’s a local dish.||To follow… / as a main course…|
|It’s very spicy.||I’ll have… / I’d like…|
|It’s made of…||For dessert…|
|How is everything here?||That’s not what I ordered.|
|May I take your plate?||Can you change it?|
|Would you like coffee or dessert?||May I have the check, please?|
Ex. 5. Choose the most suitable word or phrase underlined in each sentence.
- Waiter, could you bring me my account / bill / addition please?
- It’s a very popular restaurant – we should apply for / book / keep a table.
- If you’re hungry, why not ask for a large dish / plate / portion?
- Please help / serve / wait yourself to salads from the salad bar.
- Waiter, can I see the catalogue / directory / menu, please?
- This fish is not what I called / commanded / ordered.
- This dish / plate / serving is a speciality of our restaurant.
- Have you tried the crude / raw / undercooked fish at the new Japanese restaurant?
- Paul never eats meat, he’s a vegetable / vegetarian / vegetation.
- Have you decided what to have for your main course / food / helping?
- Can you give me the prescription / instructions / recipe for this pie? It’s delicious.
- Waiter, I can’t eat this meat. It’s under- done / developed / nourished.
- Is the hamburger for you to eat here or to go out / take away / carry on?
- That was fantastic! Could I have a second course / service / helping, please?
Ex.6. Read the menu below and decide which option (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. “Hors d’oeuvres and Salad”
1)……………………..salad with vinaigrette dressing 2)……………………..rolls and butter
Main 3)……………………..of Your Choice
4)………………….pieces of chicken in a creamy sauce served on a 5)……………………..of basmati rice and 6)…………………….. with mangetout and baby sweetcorn
tender strips of sirloin steak in a rich mustard sauce 7)…. by fresh vegetables in 8)…
Dessert of Your Choice
a mouth-9)……………………..mousse 10)……………………..in cream and served with 11)……………………..of 12)……………………..hot strawberry sauce
or American Pie
Home-made apple pie, served hot and 13)……………………..with vanilla ice cream
Freshly 14)………….. coffee from the highlands of Colombia
|1||A Combined||B Mixed||C Blended||D Mingled|
|2||A Crackly||B Crusty||C Chewy||D Brittle|
|3||A Food||B Plate||C Course||D Menu|
|4||A succulent||B stringy||C suppurating||D stodgy|
|5||A mattress||B base||C bed||D foundation|
|6||A joined||B added||C elaborated||D garnished|
|7||A decorated||B accompanied||C adorned||D combined|
|8||A station||B harvest||C season||D stock|
|9||A watering||B licking||C tempting||D provoking|
|10||A teeming||B loaded||C smothered||D swarming|
|11||A floods||B lashings||C rivers||D flowings|
|12||A piping||B baking||C boiling||D red|
|13||A mounted||B seasoned||C topped||D capped|
|14||A crushed||B ground||C grated||D pulverised|
Ex.7. Ten words in the menu are either incorrect or inappropriate. Underline them and replace them with a word that is more appropriate.
Traditional French onion soup, served with a chewy roll and rancid butter
Either: Steak a la Jansen
Stringy pieces of steak served on a cushion of spinach and accompanied by vegetables in station
or: Fish and Chips
Fillets of plaice and French fries with flushings of red-hot parsley sauce
Choose from a selection of our eye-watering pies and puddings
Task: Describe your favourite Restaurant
You should say:
where it is
what it looks like inside and outside
what kinds of foods they serve
and explain what makes this restaurant so special to you and others.
Thank you very much for giving me the chance to talk about my favourite restaurant. The name of my favourite restaurant is (say the name of the restaurant you are going to talk about) and it’s situated in the centre place of the city I am currently living in. Not only I like the spacious, serene environment, tasty menus that the restaurant serves, but I have lots of memories related to this restaurant. I remember that my parents celebrated some of my birthday parties there, our college friends arranged the get-together parties, one of my cousins’ marriage ceremony was celebrated there and similarly I attended lots of other parties at this very restaurant.
The restaurant has 3 floors and the sitting arrangement is quite nice. Paintings of famous artists have been hanging on the walls and the place is quite neat and clean. The interior decoration is charming and gorgeous feeling. The ground floor is spacious and can accommodate more than 50 cars’ parking. The front view of the restaurant is different as the place gives the impression of an urban garden.
The restaurant offers several dishes including exotic desserts, ice-creams and also offers a separate place for the kids to play and have fun. The prices are reasonable and the foods are served quickly as opposed to some other restaurants where you will have to wait for a long for your foods to appear on your table. The waiters and other staffs are friendly and welcoming. The restaurant offers Chinese, Italian, Indian, Thai, Pakistani and local menus that give you a wide range of options to pick from. The soft background music and instrumentals make the environment more enjoyable and soothing. The tables are not congested and people can chat over their personal topics without interruption. The long glass made windows offer the city view which makes the place worth visiting besides the delicious foods. The place must be a good place to be as I often found the foreign tourists visiting the restaurant. The authority lets the customers provide their feedbacks and comments on foods and the place and as I have noticed they take prompt action on a customer complaint.
In short, this is a really nice restaurant to go and enjoy the delicious meals.