Module 4, Unit 5

“Eating in a Restaurant”

Base Sentences (511-525)

511 What would you like to eat?

511 ¿Qué te gustaría comer?

512 I’d like a bowl of tomato soup, please.

512 Me gustaría un tazón de sopa de tomate, por favor.

513 The waiter seems to be in a hurry to take our order.

513 El camarero parece tener prisa para tomar nuestro pedido.

514 Which would you rather have–steak or fish?

514 ¿Qué preferiría usted – carne o pescado?

515 I want my steak well-done.

515 Quiero que mi carne bien cocida.

516 What kinds of vegetables do you have?

516 ¿Qué tipo de vehículos tiene usted?

517 I’ll have mashed potatoes and green beans.

517 Tendré patatas y judías verdes.

518 Would you please pass the salt?

518 ¿Podría pasarme la sal?

519 They serve good food in this restaurant.

519 Sirven buena comida en este restaurante.

520 Are you ready for your dessert now?

520 ¿Estás listo para el postre ahora?

521 This knife is dirty. Would you bring me a clean one, please?

521 Este cuchillo está sucio. Por favor, tráeme una limpia, por favor?

522 May I have the check, please?

522 Puede que tenga la cuenta, por favor?

523 You have your choice of three flavors of ice cream.

523 Usted tiene su opción de tres sabores de helado.

524 We have vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.

524 Tenemos vainilla, chocolate y fresa.

525 We invited two guests to dinner, but they didn’t come.

525 Hemos invitado a dos invitados a la cena, pero no llegó.

Verb Study

1. eat => [ate, eaten], eating, eats 

(A) What would you like to eat? (B) He eats lunch in this restaurant. (C) I ate lunch there yesterday. (D) They’ve already eaten dinner. (A) ¿Qué te gustaría comer? (B) Se come el almuerzo en este restaurante. (C) Almorcé allí ayer. (D) Ya han comido la cena.

2. seem => seemed, seeming, seems 

(A) That waiter seems to be in a hurry. (B) Those people seem to be hungry. (C) The waiter seemed to be in a hurry to take our order. (D) Did it seem to you that the waiter was in a hurry? (A) Que camarero parece tener prisa. (B) Las personas parecen tener hambre. (C) El camarero parecía tener prisa para tomar nuestro pedido. (D) ¿Le parece a usted que el camarero tenía prisa?

3. pass => passed, passing, passes 

(A) Would you please pass the salt? (B) He passes this restaurant every day at about 10 o’clock. (C) I passed the potatoes to him and he passed the beans to me. (A) ¿Podría pasarme la sal? (B) Se pasa este restaurante todos los días a las 10 horas. (C) pasé las patatas y él pasaba los frijoles para mí.

4. serve => served, serving, serves 

(A) They serve good food in this restaurant. (B) She always serves dessert to her guests. (C) Yesterday they served steak and fish at lunch. (D) I’m serving the dessert now. (A) sirven buena comida en este restaurante. (B) Siempre se sirve el postre a sus invitados. (C) Ayer se sirve carne y pescado en el almuerzo. (D) estoy sirviendo el postre ahora.

5. be ready (for) => is/are ready for, was/were ready for 

(A) Are you ready for your dessert now? (B) He’s ready for the check now. (C) I was ready for dessert before you were. (D) Will you be ready for dinner at 8 o’clock? (A) ¿Está usted listo para el postre ahora? (B) que está listo para el cheque ahora. (C) que estaba listo para el postre antes de que fueras. (D) ¿Va a estar listo para la cena a las 8?

6. invite => invited, inviting, invites 

(A) We invited two guests to dinner. (B) She invites guests to dinner every night. (C) I’d like to invite you to dinner tomorrow night. (D) I’m inviting four guests to dinner. (A) Hemos invitado a dos invitados a la cena. (B) Se invita a los huéspedes a cenar cada noche. (C) Me gustaría invitarte a cenar mañana por la noche. (D) Estoy invitando a cuatro personas a cenar.

7. come => [came, come], coming, comes 

(A) They didn’t come. (B) She comes to see me every day. (C) He came to dinner last night. (D) You’re coming with me to California, aren’t you? (A) Ellos no vinieron. (B) Viene a verme todos los días. (C) El vino a la cena de anoche. (D) Vienes conmigo a California, ¿no es así?

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a What would you like to eat ?

1b What would you like to drink ?

1c What would you like for dinner ?

1d What would you like to have for lunch ?

1e What would you like to order ?

2a I’d like a bowl of tomato soup, please.

2b I’d like a bowl of onion soup, please.

2c I’d like a bowl of chicken soup, please.

2d I’d like a bowl of vegetable soup, please.

2e I’d like a bowl of cream of mushroom soup, please.

3a The waiter seems to be in a hurry to take our order .

3b The waiter seems to be in a hurry to give us our check .

3c The waiter seems to be in a hurry to bring us our coffee .

3d The waiter seems to be in a hurry to clear our table .

3e The waiter seems to be in a hurry to have us leave .

4a Which would you rather have— steak or fish?

4b Which would you rather have— fried chicken or fish?

4c Which would you rather have— lamb chops or fish?

5a I want my steak well-done .

5b I want my steak very well-done .

5c I want my steak rare .

5d I want my steak very rare .

5e I want my steak medium rare .

5f I want my steak medium well-done .

6a What kinds of vegetables do you have?

6b What kinds of salad do you have?

6c What kinds of fruit do you have?

6d What kinds of cake do you have?

6e What kinds of beverages do you have?

6f What kinds of wine do you have?

6g What kinds of meat do you have?

7a I’ll have mashed potatoes and green beans.

7b I’ll have spinach and green beans.

7c I’ll have carrots and green beans.

7d I’ll have corn and green beans.

7e I’ll have peas and green beans.

7f I’ll have cauliflower and green beans.

7g I’ll have asparagus and green beans.

8a Would you please pass the salt ?

8b Would you please pass the pepper ?

8c Would you please pass the sugar ?

8d Would you please pass the cream ?

8e Would you please pass the bread ?

8f Would you please pass the butter ?

8g Would you please pass the mustard ?

9a They serve good food in this restaurant.

9b They serve delicious food in this restaurant.

9c They serve excellent meals in this restaurant.

9d They serve generous portions in this restaurant.

10a Are you ready for your dessert now?

10b Are you ready for your second course now?

10c Are you ready for your main course now?

10d Are you ready for your coffee now?

11a This knife is dirty.

Would you bring me a clean one, please?

11b This fork is dirty.

Would you bring me a clean one, please?

11c This spoon is dirty.

Would you bring me a clean one, please?

11d This plate is dirty.

Would you bring me a clean one, please?

11e This dish is dirty.

Would you bring me a clean one, please?

11f This napkin is dirty.

Would you bring me a clean one, please?

11g This menu is dirty.

Would you bring me a clean one, please?

12a May I have the check , please?

12b May I have a bite of that cake , please?

12c May I have another cup of coffee , please?

12d May I have a bit more coffee , please?

12e May I have some gravy on my potatoes , please?

12f May I have some honey on my biscuits , please?

12g May I have a glass of water , please?

13a You have your choice of three flavors of ice cream .

13b You have your choice of three kinds of salad dressing .

13c You have your choice of three varieties of fresh fruit .

14a We have vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry .

14b We have apples, bananas, and oranges .

14c We have ice cream, cake, and cheese .

14d We have complete dinners and a la carte selections .

15a We invited two guests to dinner, but they didn’t come .

15b We invited two guests to dinner, but they didn’t arrive .

15c We invited two guests to dinner, but they weren’t able to come .

15d We invited two guests to dinner, but they couldn’t make it .

16a I like to eat in a fine restaurant.

16b I enjoy eating in a fine restaurant.

16c I prefer eating in a fine restaurant.

16d I want to eat in a fine restaurant.

17a I made a big dinner yesterday.

17b I fixed a big dinner yesterday.

17c I prepared a big dinner yesterday.

Reading Practice

Good Food

My wife and I occasionally go to a nice restaurant to eat. My wife’s mother lives with us and she stays with the children. This makes it very easy for us to go out for the evening. Mi esposa y yo de vez en cuando ir a un buen restaurante para comer. La madre de mi esposa vive con nosotros y ella se queda con los niños. Esto hace que sea muy fácil para nosotros para salir por la noche.

Last week we went to the restaurant in a new hotel. We had a wonderful meal. First, we had soup and a salad. Then Helen, my wife, had lamb chops with peas and carrots, and I had a medium rare steak with mashed potatoes and plenty of gravy. For dessert, I had some ice cream and Helen had fresh fruit. La semana pasada fuimos al restaurante en un hotel nuevo. Tuvimos una comida maravillosa. En primer lugar, tuvimos sopa y una ensalada. Entonces Helen, mi esposa tenía las chuletas de cordero con guisantes y zanahorias, y yo tenía un bistec medio raro con puré de patatas y mucha salsa. Para el postre, tuve un poco de helado y Helen tenía fruta fresca.

We had several cups of coffee after we finished eating. The food was delicious, the portions were generous, and it wasn’t too expensive. Tuvimos varias tazas de café después de haber acabado de comer. La comida era deliciosa, las raciones son generosas, y no era demasiado caro.

Our children don’t like to eat in restaurants because they have to sit and be quiet for a long time. They would rather go to their grandmother’s farm. Nuestros niños no les gusta comer en restaurantes porque tienen que sentarse y guardar silencio por un largo tiempo. Ellos prefieren ir a la granja de su abuela.

Their grandmother—my mother—prepares everything they like. She usually has fried chicken, corn, and hot biscuits with honey. She always serves plenty of chocolate ice cream and cake for dessert. Su abuela, mi madre prepara todo lo que les gusta. Por lo general tiene pollo frito, maíz y galletas calientes con miel. Siempre sirve un montón de helado de chocolate y pastel de postre.

I’m always surprised that my father doesn’t weigh a lot more when I see how much he eats. But he works very hard on the farm from about 5 o’clock in the morning until it gets dark in the evening. Siempre estoy sorprendido de que mi padre no pesa mucho más cuando veo lo mucho que come. Pero él trabaja muy duro en la granja de alrededor de las 5 de la mañana hasta que oscurece en la noche.

When my parents visit us in the city, we usually take them to a restaurant. I know they enjoy it, but my father always eats something else after he gets home. The portions may be generous in the restaurant, but they are still not large enough for a hungry farmer. Cuando mis padres nos visitan en la ciudad, por lo general llevan a un restaurante. Sé que lo disfrutan, pero mi padre siempre come algo después de que llegue a casa. Las porciones pueden ser generosos en el restaurante, pero aún no son lo suficientemente grandes como para un granjero hambre.

Questions

1. Where did my wife and I eat last week?

2. Who stays with our children when we go out?

3. What did I eat? What did my wife eat?

4. Why do you think the children enjoy eating their grandmother’s food more than going to a restaurant?

5. Why doesn’t my father get fat?

6. How long does my father work every day?

7. Why does my father eat again right after he comes back from a restaurant?

Conversation

Dialog 1

DOROTHY: I’m on a diet because I want to lose weight. I think I’ll just have a bowl of soup and some crackers. TOM: That’s not enough for me. I’ve been working hard this morning and I’m really hungry. I’ll have the complete dinner—fried chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes, apple pie with ice cream for dessert.

DOROTHY: I think I’ll have that, too. TOM: But I thought you were on a diet? DOROTHY: I’ll start tomorrow.

Dialog 2

WAITER: Would you like some dessert now, miss? JENNIE: I’d like to see the menu again, please. WAITER: Here you are, miss. The chocolate cake is delicious. JENNIE: No, thanks. I don’t like chocolate. I’d rather have the strawberry pie. WAITER: I’m afraid there isn’t any more. JENNIE: Then I’ll have vanilla ice cream. WAITER: I’m sorry, but that’s gone, too. JENNIE: How about some fresh fruit? WAITER: We don’t have any fresh fruit today. All we have is chocolate cake. JENNIE: I’ll just have coffee, please. WAITER: Fine. I’ll bring it right away.

Word List

a bit

a bite of

apple

asparagus

banana

beans

beverage

biscuit

bowl

butter

carrots

cauliflower

check

cheese

chicken

chops เนื้อ

clean สะอาด

complete สมบูณ

corn

course ขร์ด

cream นมครีม

delicious อร่อย

dessert

dirty

dish

fish

flavor

fresh

fried

fruit

generous

gravy

guest

honey

lamb

main

mashed

meal

menu

mushroom

mustard

napkin

onion

order

pepper

portion

rare

salad salad

salad dressing

salt

selection

soup

spinach

steak

strawberry

sugar

vanilla

variety

vegetable

well-done

wine

Verb Forms

clear, cleared, cleared

invite, invited, invited

make it, made it, made it

order, ordered, ordered

pass, passed, passed

seem, seemed, seemed

serve, served, served

Expressions

a la carte

clear the table

in a hurry

take an order

Supplementary Word List

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

be on a diet

lose weight

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