– How often do you go out for a meal? Where do you usually go?

– What do you prefer: homemade pasta or takeaway Thai noodles?

– Do you think eating out is a healthy option? What are the most probable dangers of eating away from home?

1. Explain the difference between the following words and complete the sentences below.

a bill / a receipt

a cook / a chef

a service charge / a tip

a dish / a meal

eat in / eat out

a helping / a dressing

1) “Fish and chips” is a typical British _________.

2) You don’t need to leave a tip for the waiter – the bill includes a _________.

3) When I lived in Greece, I used to _________ all the time. The restaurants were so cheap.

4) My _________ was very delicious, so I asked the waiter to bring me another.

5) The food at this restaurant is excellent. Compliments to the _________!

6) Diego always _________. His wife is a very good _________.

2. Look at the following vocabulary and complete the table.

fried calamari / chocolate cake / ravioli with greens / cheese balls / lasagne / jelly / chicken wings / ice-cream / creamy carbonara / shrimp cocktail / pudding / goulash

Main courses

3. Choose the most suitable options to replace the food idioms in colour

1) Going to restaurants is not my cup of tea so I think that I will stay home this evening. 

a) idea 

b) wish 

c) lifestyle

2) I knew when Monika told the lie that she would be eating her words later. 

a) admitting to her untrue claims 

b) talking in the canteen 

c) playing the piano

3) She doesn’t want to work hard, but she wants a pay raise. You can’t have your cake and eat it too! 

a) be a good worker 

b) eat a cake 

c) have extra privileges at work without giving up anything in return

4) She is full of beans from the moment she gets up to the time she goes to sleep. 

a) energetic 

b) rating beans 

c) busy

5) I’m nuts about classical music these days. 

a) hate 

b) crazy 

c) prefer

6) Take Mandy’s advice with a pinch of salt. She doesn’t always do what she says. 

a) ironically 

b) directly 

c) easy

7) Solving math problems is a piece of cake for him! 

a) nothing difficult 

b) a favourite thing 

c) a problem

8) He was a very influential man, he seemed to have a finger in every pie. 

a) own restaurant 

b) a role in what is happening 

c) the best recipe of a pie

9) The students at this university are the cream of the crop. 

a) the best of all 

b) full of energy 

c) good in sports

10) I love to sit around and chew the fat with old friends. 

a) eat food 

b) talk and chart 

c) play computer games

4. What is the best cuisine in the world? Which restaurants are usually the most visited? Read the extract from a travel blog and find the names for the dishes in the pictures below.

Every country has its own culinary speciality. While most people travel to see the wonders of the world, we go mostly for the food. After all, it’s a pretty great way to experience the culture of an unfamiliar land. But since this world is so large and diverse, it’s hard to decide where to focus your culinary efforts. So, here’s our list of restaurants around the world you really have to visit.

1) The three-star Michelin El Celler de Can Roca prospered on the endless imagination of the trio of gastronomically talented brothers, whose surname translates as “rock” from the Spanish: Joan, the chef, Josep, the sommelier, and Jordi, the pastry chef. The cuisine served by the restaurant is traditional Catalan, but a bit more creative. This International Restaurant is praised for its artistic serving of courses and impressive desserts. Dishes include a crayfish soup, paired with spring onions, cocoa, and mint, and with unusual presentations such as caramelised olives served on a bonsai tree.

2) Osteria Francescana is a small restaurant in a modest Italian town of Modena, which is also rated with 3 stars by the Michelin Guide and boasts some of the most cutting-edge food in Italy. The restaurant is owned and run by chef Massimo Bottura, who is a real genius when it comes to flavours and making food beautiful. Bottura’s passion for geometry and colour is reflected in all of his dishes, but his innovative cooking techniques are balanced with some more classic Italian culinary traditions. The famous dish of the restaurant is “camouflage”; a thin layer of foie gras decorated with hare blood, chestnut, and herbs set to look like an army suite.

3) Eleven Madison Park deserves to be on every foodie’s bucket list. It is definitely a special occasion restaurant, with outstanding service and attention to detail. Though expensive and Michelin starred, it does not feel conventional. The restaurant offers guests one multi-course tasting menu inspired by the agricultural bounty of New York and its gastronomy. There is not an a la carte menu, but a tasting menu consists of over 16 fresh ingredients from which a meal is prepared. Roast duck with honey and lavender is a signature dish of the restaurant.

4) The founder of Noma Rene Redzepi has built a culinary dynasty by focusing on ingredients from the Scandinavian region. The 4-time best restaurant in the world, Noma has been synonymous with food revolution for reinventing long-established Nordic cuisine. The kitchen divides the year into three seasons, where the menu changes to match the current peak of ingredients. From now to the beginning of summer there is a Scandinavian seafood focus. From then till the beginning of fall a vegetable season. After this and to the beginning of 2020, a game and forest menu. Famous dishes to appear on the restaurant’s menu over the years include dried moss, ants, and more recently mould.

5. Match the words in colour in the text to their synonyms.

wine steward / wishlist / unique from chef or restaurant / culinary art / tastes / baker / dishes offered separately / traditional / degustation-menu / generous amount / spoiling / famous food product

6. Are you a good cook? What is your highlight dish? Are there any special ingredients you don’t disclose? Read the list of ingredients in the recipe and name the dish. What cuisine does it belong to? Listen to the recording to check your answers.


7. Put the following cooking steps in the correct order. Listen to the recording once again and check.

_____ a) Place the toasted bread on top of each bowl. Depending on the size of your bowls you may need two slices of bread.

_____ b) Turn the oven to toast.

_____ c) Preheat the oven to 1800C degrees.

_____ d) Add the flour and cook for 3 more minutes.

_____ e) Add olive oil and onions to a large pot over medium heat. Season with a little salt and pepper and cook until softened.

_____ f) Add sugar and continue to gently stir until onions become golden brown and caramelized, about 25 minutes. Be careful to not let them burn!

_____ g) Cover the tops generously with both types of cheese. Toast until the cheese is browned.

_____ h) Add beef stock, thyme, celery, and bay leaves. Cook partially covered for 30 minutes.

_____ i) Arrange bread on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter on both sides.

_____ j) Bake for 15 minutes, flipping to the other side half-way through. Remove from oven and rub each piece of bread with fresh garlic.

_____ k) Remove bay leaves and the piece of celery from the soup and ladle soup into 4 oven proof bowls.


8. Complete the story using the appropriate form of the verb.


Burger King is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. It 1) ________(create) in 1954 in Miami, Florida, by James McLamore and David Edgerton. More than 34 thousand people 2) ________ (work) for the company. Burger King 3) ________ (own) mostly by 3G Capital, a Brazilian investment company. But it 4) ________ also ________ (own) by shareholders and 5) ________ (use) to publicly trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker BKW. In 2014, the chain’s operations 6) ________ (merge) with that of Tim Hortons from Canada, under the name Restaurant Brands International. Since then more than 15,000 Burger King restaurants 7) ________ (open) worldwide in 100 countries, and almost all of them are franchises. But in Australia, since the name “Burger King” 8) ________ already ________ (trademark) there, BK franchises 9) ________ (call) Hungry Jack’s. Over 2.4 billion Burger King hamburgers 10) ________ (sell) each year across the globe.

9. Work in pairs. Use the prompts below to make up a dialogue with your partner. You are in a restaurant and ordering a meal/serving a customer. Act out the dialogues in roles. Add your own phrases.


– I’m ready to order.

– I’d like to have some…

– I’ll have…/I’ll take…/I prefer…

– Could I have the bill, please?

– No thanks. I’m full.

– Can I pay with a credit card?

– Is service included?

– Thank you, the same to you.


– Have you chosen yet?

– Would you like a starter?

– And what would you like for your main course?

– Why don’t you try our specialty?

– May I offer you a drink?

– Can I get you a dessert?

– Anything else?

– How would you like to pay?

– You’re welcome. Have a good day.


10. You and a friend had dinner in an expensive restaurant last night, but it was an unpleasant experience. The waiter at the restaurant was terrible and the food was bad and overpriced. You and your friend had severe stomach-aches the following day. Write a letter to the restaurant manager and explain your dissatisfaction with the service offered by the restaurant, quality/taste of food served, complain about hygiene/cleanliness maintained in the restaurant, and so on. Ask the manager to do something about the situation or ask for your money back.

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