Accepting and refusing food politely with an example conversation
Accepting and refusing food politely English lesson
During this English lesson you will learn how to accept food and refuse politely in a cafe or if you are just at a friends house. The last part of the lesson is a small conversation between 2 people and a waiter at a restaurant.
How to ask someone if they want something
When asking someone if they want something say "would you like"
It is more polite then saying "Do you want something"
- Formal would you like a sandwich
- Informal Do you want a sandwich
- very informal sandwich
- Formal yes please no, thank you
- Informal yes I'd like some no, thanks
- very informal I'd love one no
How to accept a cup of coffee and how you would you like it
Would you like a cup of coffee
- Formal would you like a coffee
- Informal do you want a coffee
- very informal coffee
- Formal yes please || no, thank you
- Informal yes I'd like some || no, thanks
- very informal I'd love one || no
Saying how you would like your coffee
- Black with sugar, please.
- White, no sugar, please.
- White with sugar, please.
- Black, no sugar, please.
- A little milk, but no sugar, please.
English vocabulary you need to learn when ordering or asking for food
bottle, slice, pot, bowl, cup, glass, piece
I would like a bowl of soup please.
2 cups of coffee please.
Can I have a glass of water with my meal please.
English people like to drink tea made in a pot.
I would like a slice of pizza please.
How many bottles of coke would you like with your meal?
Instead of a slice of cake / pizza, you can ask for a piece of cake most times you would ask for a slice.
A conversation that you may have with a waiter in an English restaurant.
Mr Bean and Mr Jones had agreed to meet for a drink and some food.
Waiter: Good afternoon, may I take your order?
Mr Jones: Yes, I'd would a glass of orange juice and a piece of cake, please.
Waiter (speaking to Mr Bean): And what would you like?
Mr Bean: I'll will have a cup of English tea please.
Waiter: Would you like piece of cake as well
Mr Bean: No, thank you.
Waiter: Thank you for your order, I will bring it to your table as soon as it is ready.