Ordering Breakfast in English – Listening Exercise
The video for this English listening exercise is from one of my favorite movies and this scene is a great example of ordering food at a ‘diner’ style restaurant in the United States. A diner is like a mix between fast food and a café. Usually at diners you order your meal by a number, but you have a waiter come to your table to take your order. This specific exercise has some good terms you might hear at a restaurant.
Watch the video clip and answer the questions below:
Listening Exercise. Answer the questions in comments and we’ll respond.
1. How much are they allowed to spend?
2. I’m going to have the ______ _____ with ______.
3. Number 7 ____ ____ with grapefruit juice.
4. I would like a fruit plate. Do you have chamomile? with ______, please.
5. I would like the lumberjack and _____ and extra _____.
6. What does Olive order with her waffles?
7. Olive, Richard is an idiot. I like a woman with ____ on her _____.
8. What does the above idiomatic expression mean?
9. Does anyone want my ice-cream?
In the video you see there is some worry over Olive, the little girl, ordering ice-cream. In your country do parents regulate their children’s diets? Do you have unhealthy options at restaurants, like ice-cream for breakfast? What is the best way to keep your children healthy? How do you explain that ice-cream and candy are not good for them? Is obesity a problem in your country?