Ordering Lunch


Karl: Do you have time to stop for lunch?

Ann: Yes, I'm hungry. This restaurant has a good selection and the prices are moderate.

Karl: That sounds fine with me. Let's try it.

Ann: Where do you want to sit, the smoking or the nonsmoking section?

Karl: I prefer nonsmoking, but the sign says to wait to be seated.

Hostess: Good afternoon. How many are in your party?

Ann: Just two and we'd like a booth in the nonsmoking section, if you have one.

Hostess: Right this way. Follow me. Will this booth be all right?

Karl: The one by the window would be better, thanks.

Ann: No problem. Here are your menus. Your server will be right with you.

Server: Hello, my name is Chris, and I'm your server today. May I bring you something to begin with, a drink or some appetizers perhaps?

Karl: No appetizer for me. I'll have a glass of water for now.

Ann: I'd like an iced tea, decaffeinated or herbal. What flavors do you have?

Server: We have mint, peach, or raspberry.

Ann: Bring me a large mint, please.

Server: Will that be all, or are you ready to order?

Karl: I'm ready. I'll have the veggie sandwich on whole wheat. Hold the mayonnaise, please.

Server: That comes with your choice of soup or a salad.

Karl: What soups do you have?

Server: We have potato, bean, vegetable beef, or cream of broccoli.

Karl: Does the potato soup have pork in it?

Server: Yes, it has pieces of ham.

Sever: How do you want your burger cooked, medium, or well done?

Ann: Medium will be fine, thanks.

Server: The burger comes with your choice of cole slaw or fries.

Ann: Make it fries, and please bring ketchup with them.

Server: Will that be all?

Karl: I think so. Please bring us the check when you return with our food. We're pressed for time.

Moderate = reasonable

قیمت) مناسب , معقول )

That sounds fine with me

(در رابطه با قیمت) موافقم , مشکلی ندارم

Booth = a partly enclosed place in a restaurant with a table between two long seats

اتاقک , غرفه

Server = the person who serves you in a restaurant: waiter, waitress, server

پیشخدمت , خدمتکار, گارسون

Appetize = also appetizer British English [countable]

a small dish that you eat at the beginning of a meal

خوراک یا آشامیدنی برای تحریک اشتها , مزه


اشتها آور , میل انگیز

Mint = [uncountable] a small plant with green leaves that have a fresh smell and taste and are used in cooking:


Decaffeinated = coffee or tea that is decaffeinated does not contain caffeine (=the substance that keeps you awake)

قهوه و غیره) بی کافئین)

Herbal = made of herbs  ( herb is a small plant that is used to improve the taste of food, or to make medicine

گیاه دارویی , گیاه ادویه ای , گیاه چاشنی , گیاه معطر

Veggie = (American English )a vegetable:


Vegetable = a plant that is eaten raw or cooked, such as a cabbage, a carrot, or peas


Broccoli = a green vegetable that has short branch-like stems

براکلی , کلم سیاه , کلم ایتالیایی

Pork = the meat from pigs

گوشت خوک

well done = meat that is well-done has been cooked thoroughly

گوشت کاملا پخته

Ketchup = a thick cold red sauce made from            tomatoes that you put on food

سس گوجه فرنگی , سس گچاپ







Word focus:  cook


fry (in oil)

boil (in hot water)

bake (bread and cakes in an oven)

roast (meat or vegetables in an oven)

microwave (using a microwave oven)

grill/broil   American English (using a grill)

steam, toast, simmer, poach, barbecue, stir-fry, saute, chargrill

raw (not cooked)

rare (used about meat that has been cooked for a short time)

well-done (used about meat that has been cooked for a long time)cook