Asking somebody to explain

You don’t know the meaning of ‘zabaglione’.

Could you tell me what ‘zabaglione’ is?

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You don’t know the meaning of ‘chicken maryland’.

Could you tell me what ‘chicken maryland’ is?

pommes anna. ‘souvlaki’.

You don’t know the meaning of

‘foo yung’.

‘sauce bearnaise’. ‘Waldorf salad’, ‘oeufs en cocotte’.

Booking a table

Listen to this dialogue.

Waiter Victoria Restaurant.

Caller Oh, hello. Can I hook a table for tomorrow evening, please?

Waiter Certainly. What time tomorrow?

Caller Eight thirty, please.

Waiter And how many people is it for?

Caller hour people.

Waiter What name is it, please?

Caller Larsson. L-A-R-douhle-S-O-N.

Waiter Very good. We’ll reserve a table for you.

Caller Thank you very much. Goodbye.

Waiter Goodbye.

Go back and play the role of the caller. Say the caller’s words at the same time as he does. You can look at your book if you need to.

Now go back again and this time play the role of the caller without looking at your book. Stop the tape – after the waiter’s words and say the caller’s words. Give your own name when the waiter asks you.