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  • Hi. My name is Rheedan. Welcome to Oxford Online English! Today, we're going to learn

  • some important words and phrases, so that you can order your next cup of coffee in English.

  • Do you often go for coffee? Do you know how to order different types of coffee in English?

  • You'll learn how in this lesson. Let's first look at some words you'll need to know when

  • ordering your morning cup.

  • At a coffee shop, drinks are usually made from espresso. An espresso is a small amount

  • of very strong coffee. This small amount is called a shot. This espresso is then drunk

  • on its own or mixed in different ways to make the different coffee drinks. Here are some

  • of the most common. Americano: espresso with hot water. Cappuccino: espresso and steamed

  • milk, with foamed milk or cream on top. Latte: espresso with lots of steamed milk. Mocha:

  • espresso, hot chocolate, and steamed milk, sometimes with cream on top.

  • Which of these types of coffee have you tried? Personally, I like lattes. You can also have

  • your coffee with different kinds of milk, like low-fat, fat-free, or soy. If you want

  • coffee without milk, ask for a black coffee. Some people also like to have things added

  • to their coffee, like caramel, chocolate, or vanilla syrup, or cream. You can even have

  • an extra shot of espresso added. You also have a choice of sizes. You can get a small,

  • medium, large, or extra large. Many coffee shops have their own names for these sizes,

  • but you don't need to know or use them. Just using these sizes will work.

  • How to order coffee: when giving your order, you usually say the size first, then the type

  • of coffee, and then the type of milk or extras. For example, "Small cappuccino with caramel

  • syrup" or, "Medium mocha without cream." If you want a cold drink, you add the word "iced"

  • before the type of coffee. For example, "Large iced latte with low-fat milk" or, "Medium

  • iced Americano."

  • Placing your order: a barista is someone who makes coffee. They will usually take your

  • order. There are a few things they can say, such as, "May I take your order?" "What would

  • you like?" "What can I get you?" "What will you have?" You can answer in a few different

  • ways. You can say, "I would like . . ." "I'll have . . ." or, "Can I get . . .?" Then you

  • give your order: "I'll have an Americano with vanilla syrup." Or, "Can I get a latte with

  • extra cream, please?"

  • What's this order missing? If you make an order like this, the first question you will

  • be asked is, "What size would you like?" "What size will that be?" Another question you might

  • hear when making your order is, "Is that for here or to take away?" You can answer, "For

  • here," "To take away," or, "To go." You can also add this information to your order. What

  • does that look like? When you order, you can just say, "I'd like a small mocha without

  • cream to go," or, "I'll have a medium iced latte with vanilla syrup, for here."

  • After you order, the barista might say, "Will that be all?" "Is that everything?" "Would

  • you like anything else?" Finally, the barista will tell you the total cost. "Your total

  • is . . ." "That comes to . . ." "That will be . . ." When handing over your money, you

  • can say, "Here you are," or, "Here you go." Once you've paid, you'll both say, "Thank

  • you," and that's it. You've just successfully ordered coffee in English.

  • Let's look at a sample dialogue. "Hi. What'll you have?" "I"d like a large latte." "Will

  • that be all?" "Yes, thank you." "Is that for here? Or to go?" "To go." "Your total comes

  • to $4." "Here you go." "Thanks very much." "Thank you. Have a nice day."

  • Let's look at one more. "Hi. What can I get you?" "I'll have a small mocha with cream

  • and a small cappuccino, for here." "Would you like anything else?" "Yes, I'd also like

  • an espresso." "Is that everything?" "Yes." "That will be six pounds." "Here you go."

  • "Here's your change." "Thanks." "Thanks very much." There you go. Now you'll be able to

  • order your next cup of coffee in English.

  • Want more practice? Look at the full lesson on our website, That's

  • it from me. I hope the lesson helped. See you next time!

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How to Order Coffee in English - Spoken English Lesson

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