Arsenio’s ESL Cafe: Speaking Skill – Ordering Food

In countries like Thailand, not much etiquette is needed for ordering. However, in foreign countries (only giving America as an example), you’re normally welcomed by a very enthusiastic waitress.  Here are some useful expressions for ordering food.

Useful expressions to order food

The waiter/waitress

  • Can I help you?
  • What can I get you/What can I getchya? (get you, when combined by linking the sounds, sounds like getya or getchya).
  • Are you ready to order?
  • What would you like?
  • Would you like a (side) with that?
  • Can I get you anything to drink?
  • Enjoy your meal!
  • Here’s your change.

The customer

  • Could I get a cheeseburger please?
  • I think I will have the BLT.
  • I’d like some apple juice.
  • Have you got any/do you have any lemonade?
  • How much is that? Can we have the bill?

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