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ESOL 5

Restaurants

A Restaurant 

Appetizer

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

This is the main plate which usually consists of a protein, a vegetable and a starch..

“On my birthday I go to my favorite restaurant and I get a lobster for my main course.

 

Entrée

This is another way to refer to the main course.

“I ordered the salmon as my entrée.”

 

Dish

Sometimes the main course will be called a “dish”.

“This dish is served with steamed vegetables.”

 

Fried

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

Sautéed cooked in butter or cooking oil and some kind of sauce.

“The chicken sautéed in white wine sauce is fantastic.”

 

Grilled

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 

A tip is the 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.”

 

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.”

 

Specials

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 FIRST LESSON

 


 

SECOND 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    
4 booth    
5 table    
6 high chair    

 

END OF SECOND LESSON

 


 

THIRD LESSON


7 booster seat    
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 THIRD LESSON

 


 

FOURTH LESSON

E clear the table     
F pay the check    
G leave a tip    
H set the table    

17 dish room    
18 dishwasher    
19 tray    
20 dessert cart    
21 check    
22 tip    

 

END OF DAY FOUR LESSON