Episode 008 – How To Be Polite When Ordering Food (Want vs Would Like)

Don’t forget to be polite when ordering your food or drinks! Also Learn how to Ask For the Bill and Ask For Wi Fi!

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Here is the Transcription for episode 8. Enjoy!!

Hey guys, hola muchachos, Welcome to another episode of English Made Simple. This is episode 8, Numero 8.

Hello hello welcome everyone my name is Milena thank you so much for joining in… hope everybody is doing well today I hope also that you have enjoyed my last couple of episodes about phrasal verbs, the introduction to Phrasal Verbs as well as some examples that I gave you.

I would like to continue on from Episode when I gave you the example of the phrasal verb to ask for let’s not confuse the phrasal verb to ask for with another firm which is to order to ask for basically means to request something but when we want to order the food in a restaurant for example we use different words you can ask for the bill at the end of the meal. Pedir la Cuenta but you can’t order the bill!! So we are going to see the difference between ask for and to order if you’re in a restaurant talking to a waiter you want to order food or drinks for example I met with a friend recently who just came back from Australia from his holiday in Australia and he just came back to Chile and he was so excited you know that he went to practice his English in Australia

And he was really he was over the moon which means he was really excited but he was telling me about his experience when he was in a restaurant he was really hungry Tenia Mucha Hambre.

He was really hungry and starving and he wanted to eat something. So he found this restaurant he wanted to order a steak with chips and I don’t know a soft drink and a coke. Steak means Carne de Vacuno, or Lomo. Basically what he had was Carne with Papas Fritas, with Chips.

And he was really really starving and he went to this restaurant and he said I want steak I want chips I want coke give me everything you got hahah but the waiter I think the waiter had a really bad day that day and he got really pissed off se enojo se enfado

He was really pissed off because my friend who was ordering the food Was a bit rude when he was ordering his food so my friend was a bit arrogant so he basically told my friend off! He said come on man I had a bad day You don’t have to be so rude with me so my friend was telling me what did I do wrong what happened there I was just hungry I wanted to order my food and I said to him you cannot order the food the same way you order the food here in Chile here in Chile and probably the rest of the South America Central America and Spain probably go to a restaurant and you just say quiero carne de vacuno, quiero papas fritas quiero this quiero that

It’s okay to say that here but I know in an English speaking country you kind of have to be careful there different words you can use that will make you sound more polite so you want to be more polite not impolite the opposite of polite it impolite to you want to be polite when you order food especially with somebody who’s cooking your food you want to be really really nice and polite  otherwise you will be really surprised at the end. Alright so she didn’t know that by saying I want hamburger I want this she was being really direct and short in his sentences and that’s what made the waiter really pissed off it made him angry. Because of for whatever reason he had a bad day but anyway you want to order food in a polite manner you want to have manners you want to order food politely so I told my friend what you have to do next time you go and travel you need to I would like a hamburger I would like chips there’s other ways to say it for example you can say may I have hamburger with chips may I have a glass of wine and so on so yeah this is something that you also make it sound more fluent if you use words like this because your vocabulary is diverse so next time my friend is going to be really polite I think so. Another thing that he told me another thing that drew his attention que le llamó la atención, Was that there are not many cafes and restaurants in general in Australia with Wi-Fi internet connection so you would see a sign outside the door that says yes Wi-Fi available but there was not many in Australia there’s some places where the tourists are yes. But if you’re a little bit out of the city then it’s a bit difficult to find Wi-Fi. By the way when you ask for Wi-Fi and you can’t see the sign outside you can just say Do you have have? And if they say Yeah, then you say what is the Wi-Fi password? Cuales la clave de wifi?  What is the Wi-Fi password so these two things you can remember to ask when you are in a English speaking country so this episode is a little bit shorter than my previous episodes I just want to some up or conclude what we learned in this episode The phrasal verb was to tell off Regañar or Llamar la atención . To tell someone off. Llamar la Atención al alguien. To tell someone off. Por ejemplo. For example.  So, iIn my next few episodes I’m going to cover more on cultural differences Between what I experienced as a foreigner what I experienced here in Chile vs in my home country Australia and also New Zealand I used to live in New Zealand for a long time so I would like to cover this in the coming episodes the cultural differences between these countries and if you keep on listening people I’m also going to talk about the Dark Side of English in the very near future so when I say the Dark Side of English I mean it’s going to be about IELTS and TOEFL these are English exams that everybody loves so much…NOT! Hehe

Keep on listening guys I’m going to give you tips on how you can improve your scores on those exams so until then I hope you enjoy this one as well as much as I did Hasta la proxima! Hasta la vista baby Chau Chau!

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