Animated Podcast Number 4: What do you look for in a restaurant?

Animated Podcast Number 4: What do you look for in a restaurant?

So what’s an animated podcast ?

Good question !

It’s a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it’s just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context.

This is Animated Podcast number 4 in a series of 10, in which each one has a specific focus and gets progressively more challenging. 

The forth one, What do you look for in a restaurant, is a spontaneous conversation spoken at natural speed which focuses on how to expresses preferences and restaurant vocabulary.

Who is it designed for ?

It’s a perfect opportunity for new learners (pre-intermediate) to learn how to say what they like and don’t like about eating out. It’s not aimed at learning ordering/interaction in a restaurant (there is a whole series of podcasts for that) but rather it is full of wider useful restaurant related vocabulary.

It’s a great way for Intermediate learners to consolidate knowledge.

Enjoy and Welcome to the English Podcasts Youtube Channel  !

Click here to access the Youtube Channel

Click here to check out the Restaurant Series (choosing from the menu, ordering, complaining, paying etc)

The Restaurant – Episode 5 – Paying the Bill

The Restaurant – Episode 5 – Paying the Bill

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The Restaurant – Episode 5 – Paying the Bill

It is the end of the meal, dessert has been eaten and coffee has been ordered, now it is time to pay the bill.

Listen to Chris and Sue talk about their meal and the service that they received in the restaurant.

One of the most difficult aspects in learning and using English in a social setting is eating and drinking in the restaurant, which is obviously vital for survival, but in a business context is a hugely important part of relationship building with clients, colleagues and suppliers.

The main difficulties arise from the vocabulary used to describe foods and drinks and the way that they are prepared, but an additional issue is the background noise that is often present in eateries and places where people go to eat and drink.

There is also the fact that the conversation can change from subject to subject very quickly, so as a learner you need to be constantly on your toes – and hopefully enjoy the experience.

In this series on The Restaurant, you will learn some useful ways of asking questions, describing foods, tastes and drinks as well as a host of vocabulary and real English to talk about food and drink.

Series 1 starts with two people meeting in a restaurant for dinner, they then go into the restaurant to take their place at the table they reserved only to find a disagreeable surprise.

The following section takes us to discussing the food and drink on a typical menu in a British Gastro pub, where food is served to clients, known as diners.

The two diners are greeted by a less than friendly and pretty unprofessional waitress, who tends to their needs from their entrance into the restaurant until the point where they pay their bill, in The Restaurant – Episode 5 – Paying the Bill.

Along the way they battle their way through some of the, often ambiguous descriptions on the menu to a few surprises with the food that they order.

There are some simple quizzes that you can take at the end of each podcast to check your understanding – if you like these then please sign up for premium membership where you will find over 120 hours of stimulating activities for each podcast series on this site.

The mega Bowie Quiz

The Restaurant – Episode 3 – Ordering Food

The Restaurant – Episode 3 – Ordering Food

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The Restaurant – Episode 3 – Ordering Food

Ordering food can be tricky, but sometimes the waiting staff are on hand to help.

Listen to Sue and Chris and a particularly difficult waitress as they decide what to order for dinner.

One of the most difficult aspects in learning and using English in a social setting is eating and drinking in the restaurant, which is obviously vital for survival, but in a business context is a hugely important part of relationship building with clients, colleagues and suppliers.

The main difficulties arise from the vocabulary used to describe foods and drinks and the way that they are prepared, but an additional issue is the background noise that is often present in eateries and places where people go to eat and drink.

There is also the fact that the conversation can change from subject to subject very quickly, so as a learner you need to be constantly on your toes – and hopefully enjoy the experience.

In this series on The Restaurant, you will learn some useful ways of asking questions, describing foods, tastes and drinks as well as a host of vocabulary and real English to talk about food and drink.

Series 1 starts with two people meeting in a restaurant for dinner, they then go into the restaurant to take their place at the table they reserved only to find a disagreeable surprise.

The following section takes us to discussing the food and drink on a typical menu in a British Gastro pub, where food is served to clients, known as diners.

The two diners are greeted by a less than friendly and pretty unprofessional waitress, who tends to their needs from their entrance into the restaurant until the point where they pay their bill.

Along the way they battle their way through some of the, often ambiguous descriptions on the menu to a few surprises with the food that they order.

There are some simple quizzes that you can take at the end of each podcast to check your understanding – if you like these then please sign up for premium membership where you will find over 120 hours of stimulating activities for each podcast series on this site.

The mega Bowie Quiz

The Restaurant – Episode 2 – The Menu

The Restaurant – Episode 2 – The Menu

The Restaurant – Episode 2 – The Menu

Menus in eateries can be confusing.

Not only is the vocabulary of the foods varied, but the way they are cooked can be confusing even to English native speakers.

Listen to Sue and Chris as they decide what they are going to eat and drink in the restaurant.

One of the most difficult aspects in learning and using English in a social setting is eating and drinking in the restaurant, which is obviously vital for survival, but in a business context is a hugely important part of relationship building with clients, colleagues and suppliers.

The main difficulties arise from the vocabulary used to describe foods and drinks and the way that they are prepared, but an additional issue is the background noise that is often present in eateries and places where people go to eat and drink.

There is also the fact that the conversation can change from subject to subject very quickly, so as a learner you need to be constantly on your toes – and hopefully enjoy the experience.

In this series on The Restaurant, you will learn some useful ways of asking questions, describing foods, tastes and drinks as well as a host of vocabulary and real English to talk about food and drink.

Series 1 starts with two people meeting in a restaurant for dinner, they then go into the restaurant to take their place at the table they reserved only to find a disagreeable surprise.

The following section takes us to discussing the food and drink on a typical menu in a British Gastro pub, where food is served to clients, known as diners.

The two diners are greeted by a less than friendly and pretty unprofessional waitress, who tends to their needs from their entrance into the restaurant until the point where they pay their bill.

Along the way they battle their way through some of the, often ambiguous descriptions on the menu to a few surprises with the food that they order.

There are some simple quizzes that you can take at the end of each podcast to check your understanding – if you like these then please sign up for premium membership where you will find over 120 hours of stimulating activities for each podcast series on this site.

The mega Bowie Quiz

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