Unit four - Шевелева С. А. Ш37 Деловой английский. Ускоренный курс: Учебник

Unit four

At the restaurant


Text


It is seven sharp. Pete and David are in the lounge.
Pete: Good evening, David.
David: Good evening, Pete.
It is two minutes past seven. They see Nick.
Nick: Good evening. I'm late, I'm afraid. I do apologise.
David: Good evening. That's all right.
Pete: Good evening. Follow me please, gentlemen.
They go to the restaurant. The head waiter comes up to them and offers them one of the vacant tables.
Pete: Do you like this table, David?
David: It looks all right.
Pete: Then let's take it... Here is the menu...
David: Oh, it's in English too. How very nice.
Pete: What would you like to drink?
David: Gin and tonic for me, please.
Nick: And what would you like as a starter?
David: Your English is very good. Some cold fish, I think.
Nick: Thank you for the compliment. I'll tell my teacher about it. And what would you like as a hot meal?
David: Some meat and vegetables.
Pete: And here are our drinks... I'm very glad to see you in Moscow, David. I still remember my Christmas days in London. Now you are welcome to Moscow. To our good business!
David: I do hope our business will be beneficial for all of us.

Words and expressions



four


[f]
четыре (числ.)

going to the restaurant



посещение ресторана

evening


['vni]
вечер

Good evening.



Добрый вечер.

past


[pst]
после

It's two minutes past seven.



Сейчас две минуты восьмого.

to apologise


['polaz]
извиняться, просить прощения

I do apologise.



Простите ради бога.

That's all right.



Ничего, все в порядке.

gentleman


['entlmn]
джентельмен

gentlemen


['entlmn]
джентельмены

head


[hed]
главный

waiter


['wet]
официант

head waiter



метрдотель

to offer


['of]
предлагать

them


[m]
им

vacant


['veknt]
свободный

table


[tebl]
стол

Do you like it?



Вам нравится (этот стол)?

to look


[luk]
выглядеть

It looks all right.



Вполне нормальный.

to take the table



садиться за стол

Let's take this table.



Давайте сядем за этот столик.

menu


['menj]
меню

in English



на английском языке

How very nice.


[nas]
Как это чудесно / мило.

what


[wot]
что

to drink


[drk]
пить

What would you like to drink?



Какие напитки вы хо­тите?

gin and tonic


['n n 'tounk]
джин с тоником

starter


['stt]
холодная закуска

as a starter



на закуску

some


[sm]
некоторое количество

cold


[kould]
холодный

fish


[f]
рыба

some fish



немного рыбы

compliment


['komplment]
комплимент

to tell


[tel]
говорить

teacher


['tt]
учитель, преподаватель

I'll tell my teacher about


it.



Я скажу об этом своему преподавателю.

hot


[hot]
горячий

meal


[ml]
еда

What would you like as a hot meal?



Что вы хотите на горя­чее?

meat


[mt]
мясо

vegetables


['vetblz]
овощи

drink


[drk]
напиток

Here are our drinks.



А вот и наши напитки.

still


[stl]
всё еще

to remember


[r'memb]
помнить

Christmas


['krsms]
Рождество

day


[de]
день

You are welcome to Mos­cow.



Добро пожаловать в Москву.

business


['bzns]
бизнес, дело

To our good business!



За наш бизнес!

to hope


[houp]
надеяться

I do hope...



Я очень надеюсь ...

beneficial


['ben'fl]
выгодный, полезный

Our business will be bene­



Наш бизнес будет очень

ficial.



полезным (выгодным).

us


[s]
нам, нас

for all of us



для всех нас

Exercises


1. Read the following:



• go
not
port
hope
compliment
airport
hello
apologise
form
so
follow


offer

• the lounge
in the lounge
they
then
to the restaurant
one of the vacant tables
this table
• Here is the menu.
Here are our drinks.
They are in the lounge of the hotel.
Your English is very good.
• I do apologise.
I do hope our business will be beneficial.

2. Translate into Russian:


It's seven sharp.
The Russian businessmen are in the lounge.
At two minutes past seven they see David.
They all say good evening and go to the restaurant.
They order some drinks, starters and hot meals.
They have a drink to their good beneficial business.

3. Match English and Russian equivalents:


Good evening.
Прошу прощения.
I'm late I'm afraid.
Ничего, все в порядке.
I do apologise.
Добрый вечер.
That's all right.
Я, кажется, опоздал.
Follow me, please.
Вам нравится этот столик?
The head waiter comes up to them.
По-моему, вполне нормальный (столик).
The head waiter offers them one of the vacant tables.
Проходите, пожалуйста, за мной.
Do you like this table?
К ним подходит метрдотель.
It looks all right.
Метрдотель предлагает им один из свободных столи­ков.

4. Complete the dialogues and act out similar ones:


P.: Good..., David.
D.: Good..., Pete.
N.: Good.... I'm late... I do...
D.: Good... That's...
P.: Good... Follow...

P.: Do you like...?
D.: It looks...
P.: Then let's...

5. Make sentences and translate them into Russian:


• Here is
the menu
the form
the car
the hotel

• It's in
Russian English too

• How very
nice
good
• What would you like
to drink
to have as a starter
• Would you like
a drink
gin and tonic
some cold fish
some meat
some vegetables
• Your English is
quite good
very good
• Thank you for
the compliment
your compliment
your kind words
• I will tell my teacher about
it
your words
your compliment

• I still remember Christ­mas days
in London
in England
in Britain
in ...

• You are welcome
to Moscow
to Russia
to ...


• To our
good very good
beneficial
business friendship

• I do hope our business will be
very good
beneficial
beneficial for all of us

6. Translate into English:


• Вот, пожалуйста, меню. • Вы хорошо говорите по-
Что бы вы хотели выпить? английски.
Что бы вы хотели на закуску? Вы хорошо говорите по-
Что вы хотите на горячее? русски.
Спасибо за комплимент.

7. Complete the dialogues and act out similar ones:


P.: Here is the ...
D.: Oh, ... English too.
P.: What ... drink?
D.: ... for me, please.
N:. And what ... starter?
D.: Your English ... Some cold ..., I think.
N.: Thank ... I will tell my teacher ... And what ... as a hot meal?
D.: Some ...
P.: And here ... drinks. I'm very glad to ... I still remember ... in London. Now you ... to Moscow. To our ...!
D.: I do hope ... for all of us.

8. Представьте, что вы пригласили англичанина в ресторан. Разы­грайте короткие диалоги:


• Вы встречаете его около ресторана.
• Вы выбираете столик.
• Вы заказываете ужин.
• Вы произносите тосты.
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