La mejor manera de practicar el idioma Ingles es, con conversaciones.
Aquí tienes tres conversaciones en un restaurante, para que aprendas un poco de vocabulario.
Son diálogos bastante naturales, usando palabras normales de todos los días. Y los tres son sobre situaciones que puedes encontrar en un restaurante: reservar una mesa, pedir la comida y pedir la cuenta.
Carmen hace una reserva
Primero un poco de vocabulario que usaremos dentro del dialogo.
Hostess: recepcionista de restaurante
Dinner / supper: cena
Parking lot / garage: estacionamiento
Hostess: Magnolia restaurant, how can I help you?
Carmen: Hello, I’d like to reserve a table for dinner on Sunday.
Hostess: Okay. What time would you be arriving?
Carmen: We would arrive around 7:00 pm.
Hostess: We’re usually open at 7:00 pm from Monday through Saturday but are closed from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Sundays. Would you like to come around 7:30 pm?
Carmen: Yes, that works too.
Hostess: Perfect. How many people would be coming?
Carmen: Four people.
Hostess: All right. May I please have your name?
Carmen: Yes, my name is Carmen Rojas.
Hostess: All right, Ms. Rojas, you have a reservation for four people at 7:30 pm on Sunday. Do you need anything else?
Carmen: Yes, I just wanted to ask if there’s parking available at the restaurant?
Hostess: Yes, there is.
Carmen: Great. Thanks so much.
Hostess: Thank you for calling Magnolia. See you soon.
Juan pide la comida
Un poco de vocabulario
Appetizer: aperitivo, entrante
Drink: beber / bebida
Menu: menú, carta
Waiter: Good evening, would you like to see our special drinks menu in addition to the food menu?
Juan: Hello, yes, I’d like to see both menus.
Waiter: Here they are.
Juan: What is today’s special?
Waiter: Our special today is grilled salmon with roasted garlic potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Juan: That sounds good. I’ll have that please.
Waiter: All right. Would you like an appetizer before we bring the salmon? And would you like something to drink?
Juan: No, I don’t want an appetizer. I’ll take a look at the drinks menu and let you know in a bit, but for now may I have some water, please?
Waiter: Certainly. I’ll be back shortly.
Juan: (Waiter comes back) I think I’ll have a glass of wine.
Waiter: Would you like a Merlot or a Cabernet Sauvignon?
Juan: Merlot, please.
Waiter: Okay. Your dish and wine will come in a few minutes.
Juan: Thank you.
Catalina pide la cuenta
Un poco de vocabulario
Credit card: tarjeta de crédito
Receipt: tique de compra, recibo
Waiter: Everything okay with your meal?
Catalina: Yes, it was great.
Waiter: Would you like any dessert?
Catalina: No thank you, but I will have a cup of tea.
Waiter: All right.
Catalina: Can I also have the bill please?
Waiter: Certainly. Let me get that for you.
Catalina: Thank you.
Waiter: (Returns) Here is your tea and here is the bill. How would you like to pay?
Catalina: Thanks. I’d like to pay by credit card.
Waiter: All right. I just need your signature. Here is your receipt.
Catalina: Sure. Thank you.