Unit 7 Reading Activity Plus Questions

Read the following text and then complete the activities that follow.

Restaurant Menus and Taking Orders

One of the most important jobs in any restaurant is taking an order from a customer. If there are mistakes in the order then there will be mistakes in the preparation of the order and the customer will inevitably complain.

To be able to take an order correctly, you need to be able to understand the menu. This is not just a case of being able to read the menu but also understand what certain terms mean. For example if a dish is described as being "Au Gratin" then you need to be able to tell the customer that it either comes with a layer of cheese or breadcrumbs and is lightly grilled.


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Quiz: Reading Questions

1. If waiters make mistakes in an order, the guest will likely complain about it.
2. It’s important to know the menu, so you can tell guests about the different dishes.
3. A house speciality will never be displayed on a chalkboard.
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