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  • /ˈrestrɒnt, ˈrestəˌrɒŋ, ˈrɛstrɒŋ/BrE
  • /ˈrestərənt, ˈrestəˌrɑːnt, ˈrestrɑːnt/AmE


  • How often do you eat out?
  • When eating out, do you tend to prefer meat or fish?
  • Where is your favourite restaurant in the local area? Why do you like it?
  • What is the typical price for a set meal in your local area?
  • How long would you wait to get served before complaining or leaving a restaurant?
  • Which of these is the most important part of the meal: the first course, main course, the dessert or the wine?
  • Do you usually drink wine with a restaurant meal?
  • Have you ever found it necessary to send food back in a restaurant? What was the problem?
  • Do you usually leave a tip? How do you calculate it? What do you think of this custom?
  • Have you ever worked in a restaurant? If so, describe the experience.
  • It's thought a great idea for young people to work as waiters for work experience. How do you think they benefit? [ANSWER: financially, independence, social skills, time management, learn how it feels 'from the other side' etc.]
  • It seems that it is becoming increasingly socially or legally unacceptable to smoke in restaurants. Where do you stand on the issue?

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