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WAITER: Good evening – are you ready to order?
HANNAH: Well, first can you tell me please what is today’s soup?
WAITER: It’s Bean soup – very good.
HANNAH: OK, I’d like soup as a starter, and then could I have veal escallope for my main course?
WAITER: Is that with salad?
HANNAH: With vegetables, please.
WAITER: Certainly, Madam
MARY: I’d like the same for my starter, please, and then I’d like spaghetti bolognaise for my main course – with salad.
WAITER: And for you, sir?
PAUL: Could I have Risotto as a starter please, and then – what is chicken amalfi?
WAITER: It’s our speciality – it’s chicken with a tomato and mushroom sauce.
PAUL: That sounds good. I’d like that please.
WAITER: And would you like something to drink?
PAUL: Mary? Hannah? Would you like wine?
HANNAH: I’d love a glass of red wine.
PAUL: The house wine?
HANNAH: Yes, that’s fine thanks.
MARY: I’d just like some sparkling water.
PAUL: OK. Two glasses of the house red wine and a bottle of sparkling water, please.
WAITER: Very good.
MARY: They have very good desserts here, too. The icecream is wonderful.
HANNAH: Great! I love Italian icecream..
PAUL: Me too!
1. PRICE LIST:
2 X BEAN SOUP 7.00 x 2 = 14.00
1 X RISOTTO 7.20
1 X VEAL ESCALLOPE 15.50
1 X SPAGHETTI BOLOGNAISE 10.00
1 X CHICKEN AMALFI 11.90
1 X GRILLED VEGETABLES 5.00
2 X GLASS HOUSE RED WINE 2.60 x 2 = 5.20
1 X BOTTLE SPARKLING WATER 1.60
TOTAL PRICE = 70.40
2. Bean Soup
3. Mushroom and Tomato (Sauce)
5. I’d like…. I’d love… I’d rather… Could I have…? I’ll have….
That sounds good! Are you ready to order? Could we have the bill?
WAITER: Here you are – one Chicken Amalfi, one Veal Escallope with salad, and one Spaghetti Bolognaise.
HANNAH: Excuse me, but I ordered grilled vegetables, not salad.
WAITER: I’m so sorry! I’ll change that for you straight away.
HANNAH: And could you bring the drinks please – we’ve been waiting for more than thirty minutes!
WAITER: Of course, madam. Please accept my apologies. (He leaves)
HANNAH: I must say that the service is not very good here.
MARY: It might be this waiter. Steve and Ann recommended this place, so it must be good.
PAUL: It’s very popular – you have to book in advance.
(Ater the meal)
HANNAH: So, how was the meal? Did you like it?
MARY: The bean soup was very tasty, but the spaghetti bolognaise wasn’t anything special – I can cook it better at home.
HANNAH: The bean soup was a bit too spicy for me, but the veal was very tender, and the vegetables were perfect – I like them crunchy.
PAUL: Well, I have to say that I thought it was very nice. The risotto was a bit too salty, maybe, but the chicken amalfi was delicious, and the this wine is fabulous!
MARY: Be careful! It’s your second glass, and we have to get back to work!
PAUL: No problem! Shall we try some icecream?
Find in this text:
2 Comments of COMPLAINT:
Excuse me, but I ordered grilled vegetables, not salad.
We’ve been waiting for more than thirty minutes!
2 Comments of APOLOGY:
I’m so sorry!
Please accept my apologies.
2 Comments of SUPPOSITION:
It might be this waiter.
Steve and Ann recommended this place, so it must be good.
10 ADJECTIVES to describe the dishes:
tasty special spicy tender perfect
crunchy (very) nice salty delicious fabulous