American English Conversation: Lesson 32

Welcome to American English Conversation: Lesson 32. In this lesson you have 1 discussion topic to encourage conversation beyond this activity as well as a dialogue to practice, read, translate, pronounce in English, and read along with the video. Please focus and do your best so that you can learn and improve your listening, reading, pronunciation, and communication skills in English. Don’t forget to use the comments section below to share your thoughts and what you’ve learned today.

Part 1: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.

Greetings, English Learners. Do you like going out to eat? Do you enjoy dining out at your favorite restaurant? What’s your favorite meal?
When it comes to discussions in English, it is important to be able to communicate when ordering a meal. What would you talk about in English if you were to order a meal at a restaurant? Here are a few suggestions:
— It’s early morning and you’re famished. You go to your neighborhood restaurant and order breakfast. What would you ask the waiter? What would the waiter ask you?
— It’s afternoon and you’re very hungry. You see a restaurant that you haven’t visited before, go inside, and sit down. What would you ask the waiter? What would the waiter ask you?
— It’s evening, and you’re out with your friends at a fancy restaurant. What would you ask the waiter? What would the waiter ask you?
Ordering a meal is part of everyday life in the United States of America. Being able to communicate effectively while ordering a meal is essential.

PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogue below in English, then translate it and read it in your primary language.

Dialog 10: Ordering a Meal

  • Waiter: Hello, I’ll be your waiter today. Can I start you off with something         to drink?
  • Ralph:  Yes. I’ll have iced tea, please.
  • Anna:   And I’ll have lemonade.
  • Waiter: Ok. Are you ready to order, or do you need a few minutes?
  • Ralph: I think we’re ready. I’ll have the tomato soup to start, and the roast beef with mashed potatoes and peas.
  • Waiter: How do you want the beef – rare, medium, or well done?
  • Ralph: Well done, please.
  • Anna: And I’ll just have the fish, with potatoes and a salad.

PART 3 — DIRECTIONS: Watch, read-along, and pronounce with the video below a minimum of 2-3 times. After you finish, let us know what you learned via the comments section below.

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