Listening task 1: What would you like?

A Listen. People are ordering food in a restaurant. Check (✓) their orders.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 French onion

2 Large

3 ketchup, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard, onions, pickles, tomatoes (everything except cheese)

4 pasta salad

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. Circle the correct information.

 The woman doesn’t like vegetables / chicken.

 Active Lemon Light has no flavor / too much sugar.

 The man thinks cheese has too much fat / doesn’t taste good.

 She doesn’t like onions / tomatoes.

Answer & Audioscripts

 The woman doesn’t like vegetables.

 Active Lemon Light has no flavor.

 The man thinks cheese has too much fat.

 She doesn’t like tomatoes.



Server:   Have you decided?

Woman:   Yes, I’d like some soup, please. What’s the soup of the day?

Server:   Soup of the day? It’s chicken vegetable.

Woman:   Chicken vegetable? I don’t think so. I don’t like vegetables very much. I guess I’ll have the French onion.

Server:   French onion soup? Very good. And would you like something to drink with that?


Server:   And what would you like to drink with that?

Man:   Active Lemon. Large, please.

Server:   OK. Would you like to try the new Active Lemon Light? It’s got no sugar or caffeine and just one calorie.

Man:   Hmm … I tried some the other day. No sugar and no flavor. I’ll go with the original one.

Server:   One Active Lemon Original. You said large?

Man:   Right.


Man:   Let’s see. Give me a … giant Monster Burger.

Server:   One Monster Burger – giant size. And what would you like on that?

Man:   Pretty much everything. Ketchup, uh … mustard, onions, lettuce, pickles, and, uh, tomatoes.

Server:   Any mushrooms?

Man:   Mushrooms? Yeah. They’re good for me, right?

Server:   How about cheese?

Man:   No cheese. I’d better watch the fat.

Server:   OK. One giant Monster Burger with everything. Except … no cheese!

Man:   Gotta start counting calories somewhere.

Server:   Right.


Server:   And would you like a salad with that?

Woman:   Yes, um, the garden salad. Are there tomatoes in that?

Server:   Yes ma’am. There are.

Woman:   Oh, I don’t like tomatoes much. How about in the pasta salad?

Server:   No tomatoes in that. There’s broccoli and, uh, mushrooms and onions, but no tomatoes.

Woman:   Let me have the pasta salad then. And for dessert, I’ll have the chocolate cake.

Listening task 2: This looks great!

A Listen. Which foods are the people talking about? Number the pictures from 1 to 6. (There is one extra food item.)

Answer & Audioscripts

1 ice cream   3 sushi   5 fish

2 pizza   4 burritos   6 Coffee

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. How did you know? Write the words that gave you the hints.

1   _______________

2   _______________

3   _______________

4   _______________

5   _______________

6   _______________

Answer & Audioscripts

 dessert, chocolate, vanilla

 toppings (mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, extra cheese), a slice

 Asia center, rice, sticky, raw fish

 chicken, beef, hot sauce, salsa, spicy

 with lemon, bones, ocean

 pot, cream and sugar, black



Woman:   Hey, this is a nice restaurant. Let’s eat here.

Man:   It is nice, and the food’s great. I’ve eaten here before.

Woman:   OK. Let’s check out the menu board.

Man:   Sure.

Woman:   Well, I know what I’m having for dessert. Just look at this picture!

Man:   You’ll get chocolate, right? You always get chocolate.

Woman:   I know, but maybe I’ll have vanilla today for something different.

Man:   Wow! Vanilla? That’s a change.


Man:   OK. Now that you’ve decided on dessert, let’s order the real food!

Woman:   All right. Hey, look at all the toppings on that. Mushrooms, onions, black olives, green peppers, and extra cheese. It looks great.

Man:   Yeah, it looks delicious. I’m going to order one. A big one.

Woman:   Can I have a slice of yours?


Woman:   Or we could get some of this. It looks really good, too.

Man:   It does look good, but I can make it at home now. I’m taking a cooking class at the Asia Center. You know, it’s actually pretty easy to make.

Woman:   Really? So how do you get the rice to stick together?

Man:   Oh, it’s the kind of rice. You need to use short-grain rice. It’s kind of sticky. You just stick it together with your hands and put a piece of raw fish on it.

Woman:   Hmm. It sounds easy enough. Will you teach me sometime?


Woman:   Gee, these look good, too. What’s in them?

Man:   Well, you can get chicken or beef, and they have onions, peppers, and tomatoes in them.

Woman:   Maybe I’ll try one with beef.

Man:   I’ve had them here before, and they’re really spicy. You don’t need to put hot sauce, salsa, or anything on them.

Woman:   Hmm. I’m not sure I want spicy food. Maybe I’ll try them some other day.


Woman:   Oh, that looks delicious. Mmm, with some lemon. I think I’ll have that. Yep. I’ve decided.

Man:   Gee, maybe I will, too. But I hope there aren’t a lot of bones.

Woman:   Oh, don’t be silly. They’ll take the bones out for you, and I’m sure it’s fresh from the ocean. It’ll taste delicious.

Man:   That’s true. I guess I will order that. Let’s hurry up and order. I’m Starving.


Woman:   Oh, and one last thing. With my dessert, I’m going to order a whole pot of that! I’ll be sleepy after all that food.

Man:   And you’ll add lots of cream and sugar, right?

Woman:   No, no. Just black. I don’t want to overdo it!

Man:   I know what you mean. Well, are you ready to order?

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