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Intermediate Lessons

Restaurants

Restaurant    餐厅

 

Appetizer    开胃菜

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.”

 

Main Course    主菜

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.”

 

Entrée    主菜

This is another way to refer to the main course.

“I ordered the salmon as my entrée.”

 

Tip     赏钱

The tip is money paid to the waiter or waitress 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.”

 

Check    餐厅账单

The check is the printed out copy of the total amount due with a price for each individual item purchased.

“Once the waiter brings the check, we should leave right away.”

 

Side dish    边菜

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.”

 

Specials    餐厅特价

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 fish 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).    
C take the order    
D serve the meal    
2 host (male)    
3 diner / customer    
4 booth    
5 table    

 

END OF DAY TWO LESSON

 


 

DAY THREE LESSON


8 menu    
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    
15 kitchen    
16 chef    

 

END OF DAY THREE LESSON

 


 

DAY FOUR LESSON

E clear the table     
F pay the check    21 check    
G leave a tip     22 tip    
H set the table    
  
19 tray    

 

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    
29 cup    
30 saucer    
31 napkin    

silverware    
32 salad fork    
33 dinner fork    
34 knife    
35 teaspoon    
36 soup spoon    
37 butter knife    

 

END OF DAY FIVE LESSON