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Ordering at a Restaurant

John is on his lunch break at work. He decides to go to the café for lunch…

Waiter: Good afternoon, are you ready to order?

John: Yes, I’ll have the chicken salad sandwich… and some chips with that too, please.

Waiter: No problem, and what would you like to drink?

John: I’d like a bottle of water, please.

Waiter: Would you like sparkling or still?

John: Still, please.

Waiter: Would you like anything else? A dessert?

John: Mm… I’m tempted! Let me have a look… What would you recommend?

Waiter: The chocolate fudge brownie with ice-cream is my favourite. The Belgian waffles with salted caramel sauce are amazing too!

John: Mm… I’ll try chocolate fudge brownie with ice-cream, please.

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Ordering 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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