Elementary English for Tourism and Hospitality
LESSON 8 – In the Restaurant
Mona and Jack are dining at the Golden Lotus restaurant. They have just finished their meals and Jean gives them
the bill. Mona queries an amount on the bill then pays for their meals.
Below are some models for ‘Would you like’ questions. When we say would you, it sounds like one word instead
of two. In spoken English, the two words are linked together. Practise saying would you as one word and use the
rising intonation at the end of the question.
Read the following questions out loud.
Would you like something to drink?
w u: like something to drink?
Would you like to see a menu?
Would you like to order now?
Would you like steamed vegetables or rice with that?
Would you like anything else?
Would you like the bill?
Expression – Let me see
Let me see is another way of saying, ‘Let me check’.
When Mona asks what the extra $2 is for, Jean says, “Let me see. Ah, that’s for the use of the towels”.
Here are some other examples of ‘Let me see’ in context.
A: Would it be possible to stay another night in the same room?
B: Let me see. Ah, yes. That’s fine.
A: Could you tell me what time the restaurant opens for dinner?
B: Let me see. It’s open from 6 p.m.
1. Key vocabulary
Look up the meaning and pronunciation of these words in your dictionary.
Choose a correct word from the box above to complete the sentences.
1. Could I please see the ___________menu?
2. The extra $2 was for the ____________.
3. Thank you. The Crispy Chicken was _______________.
4. Could we have the _______ now please?
3. Language Practice – Would you like…?
Without looking at the previous page, write questions from the following key words.