Restaurant Dining – The Versatility Of Modal Verbs

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Restaurant Dining - The Versatility Of Modal Verbs


Imagine you are a customer dining at a restaurant, and you need to interact with the waiter to place your order and ask for recommendations. Practice ordering food and drinks, asking about menu items, and inquiring about specials or dietary restrictions. Use polite phrases like “May I have…” and “Could you please recommend…” to engage in a natural and friendly conversation with the waiter. Focus on practising vocabulary related to food, beverages, and dining etiquette while role-playing this scenario. Enjoy the interactive experience of dining out in a role-play setting!



   – Soup

   – Salad

   – Spring rolls

   – Bruschetta

   – Garlic bread

Main Courses:

   – Chicken Parmesan

   – Beef stir-fry

   – Grilled salmon

   – Vegetarian lasagna

   – Pork ribs

Side Dishes:

   – Mashed potatoes

   – Steamed vegetables

   – French fries

   – Rice 

   – Coleslaw


   – Water

   – Soft drinks

   – Iced tea

   – Coffee

   – Hot chocolate


   – Chocolate cake

   – Cheesecake

   – Ice cream sundae

   – Fruit tart

   – Tiramisu

Restaurant Ordering Phrases

   – “I’ll have the…”

   – “Can I get a glass of water, please?”

   – “What do you recommend?”

   – “Is this dish spicy?”

   – “Could I have the bill, please?”


Modal verbs in English help convey various concepts such as possibility, necessity, permission, ability, and obligation. They add subtle differences to the meaning of a sentence and indicate the speaker’s attitude towards the action or situation described. For example:

– “Can” and “could” are used to talk about ability or possibility.

– “May” and “might” indicate permission or possibility.

– “Must” expresses a strong obligation or high probability.

– “Shall” is used for offers, suggestions, or future intentions.

– “Should” indicates advice, recommendation, or expectation.

– “Will” and “would” are used for future actions or hypothetical situations.

Using modal verbs appropriately, speakers can effectively convey their intended meaning and express slight differences in English beyond simple statements. These so-called variances can add empathetic value and are distinct characteristics.

Whether in a business setting, enjoying a relaxed meeting at a restaurant, moving country, or preparing for an exam, we need this essential vocabulary. 

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