DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.
Topic: At a Restaurant
Sophie: Hi, everyone! Good to see you all. I’m starving. Should we order some food?
Rachel: Yes, that’s a great idea. I heard this is a fantastic restaurant.
Server: Hello, ladies. Can I get you started with something to drink?
Sophie: Yes, please. I’ll have a glass of red wine.
Rachel: Make it two, please.
Server: Of course. And would you like to hear about our specials today?
Sophie: Definitely. What do you recommend?
Server: The grilled salmon is one of our most popular dishes, but our ribeye steak is also perfect.
Rachel: Both sound delicious. I think I’ll go for the steak.
Sophie: Great, and I’ll try the salmon.
Server: Excellent choices. Would you like any sides or appetizers to start?
Friends: Yes, please.
Sophie: We want to share some garlic bread and mixed greens salad.
Server: Wonderful. It won’t be long for your drinks and starters to arrive. Is there anything else you need in the meantime?
Rachel: No, thanks. Your service has been excellent so far!
Server: Thank you very much. Let me know if you need anything else while you enjoy your meal.
Friends: Wow, this food is fantastic!
Sophie: Yes, definitely going on my favorite restaurant list. Thanks, guys, for suggesting this place.
Rachel: And thank you for inviting us, Sophie!
Sophie: No problem. And let’s not forget to tip generously since we received such excellent service.
Tom: Hi, everyone! It’s great to see you all.
Server: Good evening. Welcome to our restaurant. Can I take your orders?
Emma: Yes, please. I’ll have the steak and a glass of red wine.
Tom: Me too, please.
Sophie: I think I’ll go for the salmon with a white wine.
Michael: And I want to try the chicken pasta with a beer.
Server: Excellent choices. Your food will be ready soon. In the meantime, can I bring you some bread and butter?
All: Yes, please.
Sophie: This is my favorite restaurant. The food is always delicious.
Emma: Yes, and the service is excellent too. The staff knows how to take care of us.
Tom: Agreed. I’m so glad we decided to come here tonight.
Michael: Hey guys, let’s order some cocktails later after dinner!
Sophie: Great idea, Michael. Server, could you recommend some good cocktails?
Server: Of course. We have a wide selection of drinks. Our signature cocktail is called “Mango Tango” and is popular among customers.
Emma: That sounds amazing! We’ll try that.
Server: Your food is served now. Enjoy, and let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you.
All: Thank you!
Tom: Mmm…this steak is cooked to perfection.
Sophie: And this salmon is divine. I love it when the skin is crispy like this.
Michael: Wow, this chicken pasta is fantastic—so many flavors in one dish.
Emma: This was such an excellent choice for dinner. Thanks, guys!
All: Thank you, Emma, for suggesting this place!