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  • Today we're going to Starbucks! Yes! That's right, we're going to learn how to order a

  • coffee in English perfectly. So we're going to look at all the useful phrases and any

  • special vocabulary you need and then I'm going to take you to my local Starbucks to show

  • you how it's done. This is going to be awesome. All that is coming right up.

  • Welcome everyone. If you haven't met me before, I'm Tom and I teach real natural British English

  • so that you can take your English to the next level.

  • Ordering coffee can be quite intimidating but don't worry guys because I'm going to

  • give you all the English phrases you need so that the next time you order your coffee

  • you are going to be super confident.

  • The first thing the barista will ask you is 'What would you like?' or 'What can I get

  • you?' and this is when you order. In Starbucks you can get your drink made exactly as you

  • want it. So therefore there are a few things you need to think about when you are ordering.

  • Now on the side of the cup the barista has a series of boxes that they will complete

  • depending on what you order. So we're going to look at these boxes and help you to describe

  • the type of drink that you would like. Now how do I know that there are boxes on the

  • coffee cup. Well, I mean apart from looking, I also know because I used to work in Starbucks

  • many years ago. Not a lot of people know that.

  • First of all you have got to choose if you want it hot or iced. As well you can also

  • ask for it extra hot, if you would like it even hotter than normal. Next up is the size,

  • small, medium, large. In Starbucks small is tall, medium is grande and large is venti.

  • Tall. Grande. Venti. The next box is your chance to ask for decaf. Decaf is short for

  • decaffeinated which means no caffeine. Caffeine is the stuff that kind of gets us awake, kind

  • of gives us a bit of energy, a bit of alertness. So if you don't want caffeine in your coffee

  • you can ask for decaf. The next box is for the amounts of shots of espresso that you

  • want. Espresso is the coffee, ok? So you might ask for an extra shot, that's possible, so

  • I'll have an extra shot. Or this is your chance to ask for more than normal so 'I'll have

  • a triple shot latte' that means three shots of espresso in your latte. If you are just

  • ordering an espresso by itself then you could say 'I'll have a single espresso' which is

  • one shot or a double espresso which is two shots. The next box is for the syrups so things

  • like caramel, hazelnut, vanilla things like that. The next box is for milk and milk comes

  • in lots of different types. So you've got full fat milk which is the most fat. You've

  • got semi-skimmed and you've got skinny. In Starbucks when you want the milk that has

  • the least fat you can say skinny so 'I'll have a skinny latte' is a latte made with

  • low fat milk. So full fat, semi-skimmed or skinny. You can also ask for extra foam or

  • no foam. Foam is the fluffy stuff, the bubbly stuff that they put on top of your drink.

  • So you could say 'I don't want any foam' or 'Can I have extra foam' this is when you do

  • it. And the final box is for your drink so if you want a cappuccino, a latte, a flat

  • white this is when you ask for it. Now you could order all of those together. You could

  • say for example 'I'll have an extra hot, grande, decaf, triple shot, caramel, skinny latte'

  • You could say all of that in one go but it would be a bit complicated. So here's a way

  • to do it that's a bit easier. So firstly we want some phrases to order politely. We've

  • got four. I'd like, Can I get, I'll have and I'd love. All of those are great. So I would

  • start off with the essentials, I'd say 'I'd love a venti caramel latte and can I also

  • get an extra shot please?' So I would start off with the basics 'I'd love a venti caramel

  • latte' and then if I want to add anything extra I would say 'and can I get an extra

  • shot please?' So yeah, so that's probably what I would do. I would give them the basics

  • and then add any extra information afterwards otherwise your order will be super long. So

  • the barista will say 'sure thing' or 'of course' and then they'll ask you a really key question.

  • 'Is that to have here, or to go?' So that means do you want to have it in Starbucks

  • or outside. Also to take away is also often used. So is that to have here or to take away,

  • both are fine. Then they'll give you the price. They'll say 'That'll be...' and then the price.

  • So 'That'll be two pounds fifty' or 'That's two pounds fifty' If you are paying with cash

  • when you give them the money you could say 'Here you are' or 'Here you go' or just 'thanks'

  • is perfectly fine. Often if I'm paying with a card or with cash I'll just say thanks as

  • I pay. And at the end they'll probably say 'Have a good day' or 'Have a nice day' and

  • you can reply 'You too' which is basically saying I'd like you to have a nice day as

  • well. Guys I think we are ready to order coffee in my local Starbucks. Shall we do it? Alright,

  • let's go.

  • Alright guys I'm inside Starbucks and I'm going to order my coffee so let's see if I

  • can put into practise what we have just looked at. Alright, I'm just having a look at the

  • menu right now, seeing what I would like. There are a lot of options. Ok, I think I

  • know what I want. 'Hey how are you doing?' Hello, how are you?' 'I'm good thanks yeah,

  • pretty good' 'Can I get a tall skinny latte please?' 'Would you like it to take away or

  • to have here?' 'To take away' I'm going to get it to take away. 'That's 2.60 please'

  • '£2.60?' 'Can I pay by card?' 'Yeah sure'. 'Thank you' 'There you go' 'Thank you so much'

  • 'Thank you'

  • Alright so I'm going to try my latte, cheers guys. It's good, it's really nice. Alright,

  • I'm going to try a popcorn frappaccino, that sounds amazing. 'without coffee' It's without

  • coffee, ok.' 'Is it super sweet?' 'Quite sweet, ok cool. Let's try this' Ok, here it is my

  • popcorn frappaccino. Ok, I've got my popcorn frappaccino, look how cute it is, it's a tiny

  • little thing. I think this is the taster. It's cool so it's got some caramel on top,

  • whipped cream, a tiny little straw, looks amazing. Here we go. Oh wow! Oh yeah! That's

  • good. Ok, getting popcorn, it's nice and cold. it's a really hot day today, this is nice

  • and cold, keeps me refreshed. And it does taste like popcorn as well, it's amazing I

  • kind of feel like I'm in the cinema. I should be watching a film. This is nice.

  • Alright guys, that's how to order a Starbucks coffee. Really simple, really easy. The baristas

  • are super helpful they want to help you as much as they can to make it easy for you.

  • So yeah, that's how to do it. So I hope the next time you go to Starbucks and you use

  • English you feel more confident and you order what you want.

  • How cool was that, I got my drink and I got a free caramel popcorn frappuccino. Amazing!

  • What a great day. Alright guys, thank you so much for joining me. I hope you enjoyed

  • that, I hope you found it useful. I hope those phrases are going to be useful for you the

  • next time you go to a Starbucks and speak English. I hope that gives you confidence,

  • it should do. Go in there with confidence and you'll be fine I'm absolutely sure of

  • it. Thank you so much, if you know anyone that loves Starbucks, they love coffee and

  • they are learning English please share this with them so that they have more confidence

  • when they next order their Starbucks. Thanks so much for hanging out with me guys, remember

  • to subscribe as well so that you get all my videos every Tuesday and every Friday. This

  • is Tom, the English Hipster, saying goodbye.

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