At the restaurant

At the restaurant

lucy at the restaurant

Here are some exercises based on an episode from “I love Lucy”, a TV series from the USA, very well-known in the 50s. 

GENERAL COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

Watch the first part (up to 1:55) and answer the following questions:
a) What´s the problem?
b) What does Lucy order? What do the rest order?
c) Why is her husband surprised?
d) Why does she want to move to another table?
Watch the second part (up to 5:19 ) and answer the following questions:
a) What´s the problem? Why do they complain?
b) What do they order (to eat and drink)?
c) What does seem to be the problem with Lucy?
d) What does the waiter suggest at the end?
Watch the last part and answer the following questions:
a) What does Lucy want? Why?
b) What´s her husband and friends reaction (to her decision)?
c) Why is it difficult for the waiter to find them?
d) What does the waiter do?

DETAILED COMPREHENSION

Complete the dialogues with the correct expressions:
Waiter: Are we ready to ………………… now?
Lucy: Yes, we are ready to order. ……….. ……………… ……………… …………………….., please
Waiter: One roast beef.
Someone: Henry!
Waiter: Oh, yes. …………… ………………. just a second. I´ll be ……………… in a moment.
Rick: Honey, that´s the first time I ………………… you make up your mind and order. Just like that.

Lucy: Well, I happened to know what I wanted. Look! There´s an ……………… ……………… back there by the …………………. Let´s move back there.
Rick: Honey, what´s …………………. with this table?
Lucy: Oh look, but we have that nice view while we´re eating. ………………………… ………………!
Rick: Look but we have the …………………….., the water…
Lucy: Oh, we´ll ………………. the silverware with us. Come on!
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Woman: I think I’ll have the ……………… chops
Waiter: One …………. chops
Man: What looks …………………. to you, Rick?
Rick: well…
Lucy: Lamb chops, ah? Gee, that …………………… good. They’re not fattening either. Would you mind changing my order to lamb chops?
Waiter: two lamb chops.
Lucy: That’s two for each of us
Waiter: yes
Lucy: Oh and I don’t want too much ……………… on mine but I would like them extra …………………….
Waiter: Maybe you’d like me drop the lamb by and you can pick out the chops
Lucy: Well!
Rick: Lucy, please.
Man: Go ahead Rick. ………………………. something
Rick: ………………….. …………………………..
Waiter: Yes, sir. How would you like it?
Rick: Rare, thick and juicy
Waiter: Yes, sir
Man: Well, let me see. I believe I’m …………………… try the …
Lucy: Sirloin steak, ah?
Waiter: How would you like it madam? Well, ………………. or ………………….?
Lucy: ………………..
Man: ……………. ………………….!
Waiter: Yes, sir. Now, what would you like to drink?
Lucy: Well, I’d like…
Waiter: You order …………………..
Woman: Coffee for me
Man: I’ll have a coffee, too
Waiter: Two coffees
Rick: Milk
Waiter: Milk. Now, madam what would you like?
Lucy: Pork chops eh? Would it be too much bother to change my order to ……………… …………………
Waiter: Why no madam?. Whatever gave you that idea
Lucy: I’d like two pork chops, please
Waiter: Very well
Lucy: Why don’t you ……………… it ……………………..?
Waiter: I already did when he ordered it

CHANGING – LAMB –  SOUNDS – WRITE DOWN – RARE –  GONNA –  MEDIUM – LAST – PORK CHOPS SIRLOIN STEAK –  ORDER – FAT –  THICK –  GOOD

FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS

Do you know anyone similar to Lucy? Is she right to act like that?
Is it ok for the waiter to behave like that? What would you have done?
What do you generally order when you go to the restaurant?
Do you sometimes change tables (or your order) in a restaurant?

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