Eating at restaurants in English can be tricky, and raise a lot of questions for all non-native speakers.
Am I being rude with the waiter? Should I leave a tip? What’s the right way to order?
In this episode of the podcast you are going to learn all aspects of eating out at restaurants for politeness, booking a table, and free refills.
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Words You’ll Learn:
- a tip – some extra money given to compliment the service
- Flap jacks – a pancake
- Under your belt – an achievement to your name
- Have something down – have some thing mastered
- Pipe down – a slightly rude way to tell someone to be quiet
- When in Rome – an expression to suggest you follow local customs when you’re in a foreign place
- Mace – a medieval weapon
- Fax machine – a machine that sends scanned documents through telecommunication networks
- Morse code – coded letters sent through sound or light signals
- Make a reservation – to book a table at a restaurant
- A party of 4 – a way of naming the table based on guests
- Booster seat – a raised seat for babies
- No show – to make a reservation but not go there
- Greeter – the person at the door who shows you to your table
- Bus boy – waiter that clears tables
- Swanky – luxurious and expensive
- Joint – an informal way to reference a restaurant
- Broad – a old way of calling a women
- Host/hostess – the man or woman that oversees all the guests and waiters
- Be tipped out – to share all of the tips from the night with all the staff
- Free refills – free drinks for the whole night
- Rapport – a close and harmonious relationship with friends and colleagues
- Holdovers – a fancy way of saying entrees, a smaller serving of food before the main course
- subservient – to obey someone unquestionably
- Soup or salad? – waiters will always ask this for the entree
- Dressing – sauce used to flavor salad
- Side dish – a smaller portion of food served with the main course
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