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I hope you’re still hungry, because today you’re going to learn how to order drinks
at a bar, order coffee at a cafe, and order pizza for delivery.
Conversation #1 – Ordering a Drink
The person who works at the bar serving drinks is called the bartender. (This word can be used for a man or a woman). Here’s a conversation you might have with him:
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Bartender: Hi there. What can I get for ya?
Christine: That’s OK.
Nhân viên pha chế: Xin chào. Tôi có thể nhận được gì cho bạn?
Christine: Không sao đâu.
Conversation Vocabulary & Phases
In informal spoken English, especially in questions, the word “you” is often pronounced “ya.” That’s why the bartender says, “What can I get for ya?”
The question “What do you have on tap?” is asking about the types of beer that thebar has available. Beer that is “on tap” is served from a barrel and faucet (like in the picture), not in a can or bottle.
There are four basic types of drinks you can get in a bar:
1. Beer. There are many different types of beer, including light beer, dark
beer, imported beer, and non-alcoholic beer. The two main types of beer
are ale (which has a stronger, more flavorful taste) and lager (with a cleaner,
2. Wine. Wine comes in two major colors – red wine and white wine – and each color can come in two different tastes – sweet wine and dry wine (dry wine is not very sweet). Many bars and restaurants have a house wine, which is the wine they serve most frequently.
3. Cocktails & Mixed drinks – These drinks are alcohol mixed with other
liquids like fruit juice or soda.
4. Shots. Shots are small portions of strong alcohol drunk pure, without
mixing it with juice or any other ingredients.
You can also order strong alcoholic drinks like whiskey either “on the rocks” (which means with ice) or “straight up” (without ice).
“Happy hour” is a time (usually just after work, like from 5-7 PM) when many bars offer drinks at a reduced price.
When the bartender asks “Do you wanna start a tab?” he wants to know if you will pay later. A “tab” means that you will have many drinks and only pay at the end, before you leave. Also, in spoken English, the words “want to” are often pronounced “wanna.”
In the United States, as in restaurants, you need to leave a tip for the bartender. At the end of the conversation, the phrase “That’s OK” means the bartender can keep the extra money.
If you are drinking with friends, you can tell the bartender, “Can we get another round?” – a “round” means everyone will have another of the same drink they just finished. If you want to pay for a drink for your friend, you can say: “It’s on me” or “This one’s on me.” If you want to meet someone (especially if you are a man and you want to start a conversation with a woman) you can say, “Can I buy you a drink?”
Have fun at the bar, but make sure you have a designated driver – a person who isn’t drinking any alcohol, who will be sober (not drunk) in order to drive everyone home.
Here are four ways to ask for coffee:
There’s not much difference between these four phrases – you can use any of them.
Now, here are some different ways to have your coffee. You can have...
There are also many different types of coffee. Here are some of the most common:
We also have different types of milk:
Finally, if you like your coffee to be sweet, you can choose between sugar and sweetener (sweetener is artificial sugar, with fewer calories).
So to combine all these elements into a phrase, you might make your order like this:
Finally, the server may ask you, “For here or to go?” – they want to know if you will stay in the café to eat and drink (“for here”), or if you will take your food/drink and leave (“to go”).
Conversation #2 – Ordering a pizza
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|Restaurant: Armando’s Pizza. Can I take your order?
Laura: I’d like a large pizza for delivery.
Restaurant: Any toppings?
Laura: What do you have?
Restaurant: Pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, peppers, sausage, olives, bacon, tomatoes, anchovies, and extra cheese.
Laura: Okay, I’ll have mushrooms and peppers, please.
Restaurant: Actually, if you order two toppings, the third one is free.
Laura: Oh! All right, could you put mushrooms and peppers on one half, and extra cheese on the other?
Restaurant: Yup. Anything to drink?
Laura: Two cans of Sprite.
Restaurant: You might as well get a bottle – it’s actually less expensive than two cans.
Laura: Ah, sure, why not?
Restaurant: OK, your total is $23.80. Could I have your name, address, and phone number?
Laura: Laura Jones, 1587 Market Street, Apartment 701 and my phone number is 555-1299.
Restaurant: Thanks – your order will be delivered in about 30 minutes.
Nhà hàng: Pizza của Armando. Tôi có thể lấy đơn đặt hàng của bạn?
Conversation Vocabulary & Phrases
You’ve finishe speaking challening about ordering three things:
Tomorrow, we’re going to switch gears – that means “change topics” – and talk about going to the post office and the bank.