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John at Subway

John at Subway

Date: Aug 10 2001


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Hello Friends!
TGIF!!! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! This Friday our “Real Life” lesson is on how to order a sandwich. John went to Subway, a sandwich shop that some of you may be familiar with. What you hear in the lesson below will help you order a sandwich in English, anywhere you go!
Here are some simple steps to order a sandwich:
1. Tell the person who is helping you what kind of bread and meat you want in your sandwich.
2. Ask them for the condiments you want on your sandwich.
3. Order anything else you would like. (chips or a drink)
4. Wait for the person who is helping you to tell you the total amount of money you owe for your sandwich, then give him or her the money.
5. Collect any change due and thank the person who helped you.
Now you can hear John order a sandwich.
Have fun listening!


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Worker:  Hi. Welcome to Subway.

John:  Yeah, I’d like a uh, foot long turkey.

Worker:  Do you want it on whole wheat or white bread?

John:  Actually I think I’ll have this Asiago cheese.

Worker:  Okay. What kind of cheese do you want on your sandwich?

John:  Um, what do you have over there right now?

Worker:  We have American, Cheddar or Pepper Jack.

John:  I’ll take the uh, the Pepper Jack.

Worker:  Do you take mustard and mayonnaise?

John:  Wait, can you make that extra cheese?

Worker:  Yes.

John:  Okay.

Worker:  Would you like mustard and mayonnaise?

John:  Uh, do you have honey mustard?

Worker:  No, I’m sorry we don’t.

John:  Okay. Well; no mustard, no mayonnaise.

Worker:  Okay. Do you want all the vegetables?

John:  No.

Worker:  Okay. Do you want lettuce?

John:  Yeah. I’d like lettuce and what else do you have over there?

Worker:  We have onions, tomatoes, green peppers and olives.

John:  I’ll take all that except for the olives, and don’t you have pepperoncinis?

Worker:  Yes, and we have jalepenos.

John:  Uh, I don’t know about the jalapenos.

Worker:  Just pepperoncinis?

John:  Yeah.

Worker:  Do you want salt and pepper?

John:  Lots.

Worker:  How about oil and vinegar?

John:  No oil, but heavy on the vinegar would be great.

Worker:  Do you want to add chips and soda and make it a meal?

John:  Uh, do you have diet?

Worker:  Yes.

John:  Diet Coke?

Worker:  Yes.

John:  Okay I’ll have a Diet Coke. What size drink is that with the meal?

Worker:  It’s a thirty-two ounce.

John:  Thirty-two ounces? Nice! Yeah, I’ll take that and a bag of, what do you have over there… Doritos?

Worker:  Cheetos…

John:  Doritos, Cheetos, Baked Lays… anything else?

Worker:  We just have plain potato chips.

John:  How about one of those Cool Ranch Doritos?

Worker:  Okay. Okay, the total is $5.99.

John:  Okay. Here you go.

Worker:  And here’s your penny back!



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Hearing about this food is making my stomach growl! John takes a lot of time to order, and chooses only his favorite things to put on his sandwich. At Subway, customers talk to employees who make the food, as their sandwich is being made. This is why the Subway employee asks John specific questions about what he wants on his sandwich. Usually, when someone orders a sandwich they just tell the waiter or waitress what they want, then that person goes back and tells the chef the customer’s order.
Another important thing in this lesson, is listening to how John says that he wants, a “foot long turkey” instead of a “foot long turkey sandwich.” He does the same thing when the person who works at Subway asks him what kind of bread he wants, and John says, “Asiago cheese” instead of “Asiago cheese bread”. This is a common way to order, but it can be confusing to a non-native English speaker.
Do you have any stories about ordering food in another language you want to relive? It can be tricky! Come to the “Anything Else” Message board, and let’s talk it! Have a great week!



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12:31 PM Jul 29 2015 |



Russian Federation

 I don't like to eat sandwich because it's not very well for health. But Subway's sandwich is particular. There are a lot of choice. We can see employee making sandwich and we choose our favorite things to put on. In Paris Sabway is located in front of Notre-Dame de Paris, on the bank of the river Seine. It's really nice to have a snack there because the view is magnificent.



02:07 PM Sep 30 2007 |


johnSuper Member!

United States

I like subway.

01:28 AM Feb 07 2007 |

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