How to order a round in a pub | Learn English | British Council

Practice exercises:
Get it right when ordering drinks in pubs!


Woman: Excuse me! …Excuse me!…No…

Man: Always busy here on a Friday night!

Woman: (to barman) Sorry! Could I just have a…

Man: Patience and persistence!

Woman: Ahh, finally. Yes, erm ok, I’d like a beer, please! Sorry? what kind? (Man rolls eyes) A beer? Erm, lager, please. Yeah, that will do. Sorry, what? Half pint or a pint? (To man) How big is a pint?

Man: (gestures with hands, size of a pint)

Woman: Yes. OK. A pint.

Man: Ok, great, I’d like a…

Woman: Oh, sorry. Two pints of lager, please.

Man: OK great, I’ll have…

Woman: Oh…and a packet of crisps. (To man) Sorry. (To barman) What flavour? Erm, let me just check. (Turns round and shouts) What flavour? (Turns back) Cheese and onion.

Man: OK give me…

Woman: And a glass of wine. Red, please. Yes, I’m sure that’s it. Thank you. How much is that? (starts to look for wallet) Let me just check my wallet. I’ve got five, and that’s another six.

Man: (with note already in hand) OK great, I’d like a pint of bitter and two halves of lager please. Cheers. Keep the change. (To woman) That’s how it is done!

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