Learn English - ESL Listening Center - Easy 15




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1. Pre-Listening Exercise
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Think of some meals which you like a lot and put your ideas into sentences.

- I like.....because.....

Think of others which you do not like and make sentences to include them.

- I don't like.....because.....

Here are some ideas:-
salmon, steak, pasta, chicken, ice-cream, eggs, lamb, courgettes, pizza, cheese, aubergines, prawns.

2. Script
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James: Where have you been?

Ella: I'm sorry I'm late. There were a lot of customers in the store.

James: It's okay. I booked the table for seven o'clock but they have kept one back for us.

Ella: I didn't have much time to change.

James: You always look good.

Ella: (laughing) I wouldn't say that.

James: Well, let's eat, I'm starving.

Ella: Here's the waiter. I hope you asked for non-smoking.

James: Of course I did. I want to make this a special occasion.

Ella: And why would that be?

James: Because you've done so well in your exams.

Ella: I couldn't believe it when I saw all those A's.

James: Well, you deserved it. You worked hard. Now, have a look at the menu. Would you like a starter?

Ella: No, I think I'll just have a main course and dessert. I won't be able to eat it all otherwise.

James: So will I. What would you like to order?

Ella: Well, I do like fish and the salmon
looks great.

James: I think I'll have a steak. I never have that at home.

Ella: Sounds great.

James: What would you like to drink?

Ella: I'll have a still mineral water, please.

James: And I'll have a cola, I think.

Ella: It's busy here tonight.

James: Yes, this is a popular place. And it is the weekend.

Ella: It's a good job you booked the table.

James: Well, especially when it's busy it saves time later.

Ella: You're right. Well, here's to the future, and good luck with everything you do.

James: And well done in getting those wonderful grades!

Ella: Oh, look, here comes the waiter now! Let's order!