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seat • house • appetizers
come with • side
  1. Good afternoon. If you would like to have a , the doctor will be with you soon.
  2. I just want a order of French fries.
  3. Does the salad the dressing already on it?
  4. Our special for this evening is half off our wine.
  5. My friends and I like to go out for drinks and .
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Answer the following questions about the interview.
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#512 At the Restaurant

Akane and Ruth role play a scene in a restaurant.

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have a seat

Come along and have a seat right here.

"Have a seat" is a formal and polite way to ask someone to sit down.  It is usually used as a polite command. Notice the following:

  1. Have a seat next to your mother.  I want to talk to you.
  2. If you don't have a seat right now, you will be in trouble.

house wine

What’s your house wine?

The 'house wine" is the basic wine served in a restaurant and is also usually the cheapest.  In most restaurants you can choose between a red or white house wine.  Notice the following:

  1. Your meal comes with a glass of our house wine.
  2. The red house wine is a Merlot.


Can I take your order for an appetizer?

An appetizer is food that is served before the main entree.  It is usually smaller than a full meal and is something to eat while the other food is being prepared.  Notice the following:

  1. We are going to share the lettuce wraps as an appetizer.
  2. If you want to sample many different foods, I recommend the appetizer platter.

come with

Now the melon, does that come with anything else?

An hamburger usually "comes with" French fries, meaning the fries are included for no extra money.  Notice the following:

  1. The fish fillet came with a huge salad.
  2. The soup was very expensive and didn't even come with bread.

side order

It comes with a side order of rice or potatoes.

A side order is a small amount of food that comes with and entree or can be ordered alone.  Rice, potatoes, steamed vegetables, beans, fruit, salad and French fries are all common side orders.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm not very hungry, but I really want a side order of potato salad.
  2. She got a side order of fruit with her sandwich.


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