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A Misunderstanding at a Restaurant

Two friends, Richard and Robert, are out for a meal at a restaurant. They are ordering


Richard: Everything on this menu sounds delicious! What are you going to have, Robert?

Robert: Mm…I really like the sound of the pistachio-crusted salmon… and the sourdough

bread for starter.

Richard: I thought you didn’t like fish?

Robert: Well, I didn’t use to like fish, but then, remember when I lived for a year in Japan?

Well, I gradually got used to the taste, and now I like lots of different kinds of fish. So, it’ll

be salmon for me and the shrimp cocktail with asparagus mousse. What about you? What are

you going to have?

Richard: I think I’m going to go with the lentil soup first, and then the T-bone steak with

seasoned potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Robert: Great, so it looks like we’re ready to order! Excuse me? We’re ready to order…

After one hour…

Richard: Where is our food? It’s been almost an hour and it’s not like the restaurant is full...

Robert: The waiter did say the head chef was off today and that we might have to wait a for

a bit… Oh look, here it comes!

Richard: Oh, wait a minute, this isn’t what I ordered! I ordered a side of seasoned potatoes

and vegetables, not mash!

Robert: Do you want to send it back?

Richard: No… I’ll just keep it as it is... If I send it back now, I’ll probably have to wait

another hour before I get my food!

Robert: OK. Enjoy!

Richard: Same to you!

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A Misunderstanding at a Restaurant


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To come across something

To find something


He came across a

nice, little

restaurant while he

was walking

through the town.

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To check out
  1. To prove information or facts are true.

  2. To check out of a hotel

  1. You should check out the latest Harry Potter book – it’s amazing!

  2. He checked out at 11am this morning.

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To eat out

To eat in a


When I lived in

France, I used to

eat out every


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To polish something off

To finish eating

food or doing work


  1. She polished off the whole pizza.

  2. He polished off two essays in one week.

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To snack on something

To eat small amounts of food between meals

If you eat breakfast

in the morning,

you’re less likely

to snack on


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