Podcast #13 Eating in a Restaurant

Published in the category General Practice, Special Activities

I like to eat in a restaurant once a week. It gives me a chance to try different types of foods. Also it gives me a break from cooking. Last Friday I went with a friend to an Italian restaurant. We didn’t have to make a reservation. We were seated immediately. There were many choices on the menu. The prices were reasonable. We ordered a red wine from California. We decided not to get an appetizer. We ordered our main courses. The food came in just a little while. It was delicious. We ate slowly. We drank a whole bottle of wine. The waiter brought a dessert menu. We both decided on the featured dessert and coffee. The bill came to under eighty dollars. The tip rounded that off to a hundred dollars.

I like to eat in a restaurant once a week.

I like to eat out once a week.

It gives me a chance to try different types of foods.

It allows me to become familiar with different cuisines.

Also it gives me a break from cooking.

Also it gives me a night off from cooking.

Last Friday I went with a friend to an Italian restaurant.

Last Friday a friend and I went out for Italian food.

We didn’t have to make a reservation.

There was no need to reserve a table.

We were seated immediately.

We were shown to a table right away.

There were many choices on the menu.

The menu was extensive.

The prices were reasonable.

The prices looked good.

We ordered a red wine from California.

We ordered a California red.

We decided not to get an appetizer.

We decided to skip the appetizers.

We ordered our main courses.

We ordered our entrees.

The food came in just a little while.

In no time at all the food appeared.

It was delicious.

It was very tasty.

We ate slowly.

We took our time eating.

We drank a whole bottle of wine.

We finished off a whole bottle of wine.

The waiter brought a dessert menu.

The waiter came with the menu for dessert.

We both decided on the featured dessert and coffee.

We both went for the dessert of the day and coffee.

The bill came to under eighty dollars.

The bill amounted to less than eighty dollars.

The tip rounded that off to a hundred dollars.

We made that an even hundred dollars with the tip.

Focus on Vocabulary

soft boiled egg

hard boiled egg

boiled potatoes

mashed potatoes

garlic mashed potatoes

whipped potatoes

boiled lobster

boiled shrimp

boiled crabs

boiled carrots

boiled cabbage

boiled peas

boiled green beans

steamed carrots

steamed Chinese vegetables

steamed broccoli

steamed artichoke

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