Here you will find a conversation between a waiter and a client who wishes to dine.
W: Good evening, you called Scaros restaurant. How can I help you?
C: Good evening. I called to make a dinner reservation for Saturday at 8, outside on the terrace.
W: I am really sorry but we are completely booked at 8, we have a large group for an event. Would you like to come at 6?
C: 6 isn’t ok for me because I want to have a birthday party.
W: I understand. We have free tables inside, would that be ok?
C: Yes, thank you.
W: How many people would you need the reservation for?
C: 8 people.
W: Ok, would you like us to make you an anniversary cake?
C: No thank you, I will bring the cake myself.
W: Very well. I need a name please.
C: Yes, it’s McRulf, Chris McRulf.
W: And a phone number.
W: Thank you very much, have a wonderful day.
C: Thank you, bye.
1. Answer these questions with true or false.
- The man wants a breakfast reservation.
- We wants to eat on the terrace.
- There are free tables on the terrace.
- The reservation is for 9 people.
- The man brings the cake himself.
Reservation ↔️ Booking
These nouns are used interchangeably with a slight difference. A reservation is the arrangement for a seat, room to be kept for you while a booking is the arrangement for a particular time in the future.
Aceste substantive se folosesc alternativ cu o ușoară diferență. O rezervare este aranjamentul pentru un loc sau cameră pentru a vă fi păstrată în timp ce booking este aranjamentul pentru un anumit moment din viitor.
Waiter: Do you have a reservation?
Client: Yes, I booked a table under the name of McRulf.
I want to book a room for next Friday.
Would + verb in infinitive
This is a polite way for asking something or offering something. – formă politicoasă de a cere sau de a oferi ceva.
Waiter: Would you like a drink?
Client: I would like a Coke.