This is food, served in small portions, which you can order before you get your main dish. Examples of appetizers served at many American restaurants are: shrimp cocktail, fried calamari and Buffalo wings.
“Let’s get the fried calamari as an appetizer.”
This is the main plate which usually consists of a protein, a vegetable and a starch..
“On my birth day I go to my favorite restaurant and I get a lobster for my main course.”
This is another way to refer to the main course.
“I ordered the salmon as my entrée.”
Sometimes the main course will be called a “dish”.
“This dish is served with steamed vegetables.”
Food served fried is dipped in bread crumbs and cooked in oil. Fried chicken and chicken fried steak are popular fried meals along with almost any type of fish or seafood.
“The fried shrimp are delicious.”
Sautéed cooked in butter or cooking oil and some kind of sauce.
“The chicken sautéed in white wine sauce is fantastic.”
Grilled food is cooked on a grill over a fire. Anything from salmon to steak to vegetables are available grilled. This is a very common way to have your entrée cooked at an American restaurant.
“This dish is served with grilled vegetables.”
Tip OR gratuity
These are terms that mean money paid to the waiter in addition to what you pay for the food and drinks. In the United States most people leave 15% to 20% if the service was good.
“I am going to leave $20 for the tip.”
Bill OR check
These terms mean the printed out copy of the total amount due with a price for each individual item purchased.
“Once the waiter brings the check let’s get out of here.”
Side dishes OR sides
These are food items like vegetables and potatoes that come with the main course that you order. Some restaurants will let you decide which “sides” you want to accompany the meal you have ordered.
“With that dish you can choose two side dishes to go with it.”
Many American restaurants will have a dish or dishes that are not on the regular menu. These dishes usually change every day and the waiter will tell you the price.
“Today’s specials are fried catfish and tortilla soup.”
END OF DAY ONE LESSON
DAY TWO LESSON
Please watch and listen to this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWafoyMV9ug
A seat the customers The hostess (1) seats the customers (A).
B pour the water
C take the order
D serve the meal
1 hostess (female) The hostess (1) seats the customers (A).
2 host (male)
3 diner / customer
6 high chair
END OF DAY TWO LESSON
DAY THREE LESSON
7 booster seat
9 bread basket
10 bus person
11 waitress (female) / server (male or female)
12 waiter (male) /server (male or female)
13 salad bar
14 dining room
END OF DAY THREE LESSON
DAY FOUR LESSON
E clear the table
F pay the check
G leave a tip
H set the table
17 dish room
20 dessert cart
END OF DAY FOUR LESSON
DAY FIVE LESSON
H set the table
23 salad plate
24 bread plate
26 soup bowl
27 water glass
28 wine glass
32 salad fork
33 dinner fork
36 soup spoon
37 butter knife
END OF DAY FIVE LESSON