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In the last lesson, we learned how to get a table at a restaurant, but my dear listeners, please know that because people like to go out especially during the weekends, it can be pretty difficult to get a seat. The best thing to do without a doubt is to make a reservation for the time you want to go and eat.
In today's lesson, we'll cover making a reservation in a restaurant.
Normally, if you make a phone call in order to make a reservation for the evening, you would say, I would like to make a reservation please.
I would like is a polite way of making a request. I would like. The next part is the verb to make. To make. And then we have our noun. A reservation. And of course since we always try to be polite, we want to add the magic word, please. So all together, we have I would like to make a reservation please.
Normally, they'll ask you how many people are in your party and the time of reservation. They may say, For how many people?
Now you would respond with a number. You can easily just say the number, for example four and it would be understood. But let's add a few simple words to it so you can sound more polite. For four please is all you need to say.
Okay, and next we have the time. The person may ask what time would you like to reserve it for? Let's take a look at that. What time is asking for the exact time, would you like is the polite way of asking, to reserve it for is asking for the reservation. The it in this sentence refers to the table you are reserving. So all together we have what time would you like to reserve it for? This is a good one to remember, since they may say it very fast. You might only hear the main words, such as time, like, reserve but you can make out what the question is in this case.
Now let's answer the question! Let's imagine you want to reserve a table at eight o'clock.
At eight o'clock, please is what you would say. Once again, that's At eight o'clock, please..
Okay, now to close out today's lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll say the phrase or sentence, and why don't you try saying it out loud? Good luck everybody!
- I would like to make a reservation please.
- For how many people?
- For four please
- What time would you like to reserve it for?
- At eight o'clock, please.
All right, that's going to do it for today! See you all soon!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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When and where was the last time you made a reservation?

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Senay
Saturday at 06:08 PM
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I'd like to make a reservation please.

For how many people?

For three please.

What time would you like to reserve it for.

At 7 o'clock please.

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Hi there Lex,


Good pick up! Prepositions at the end of a question clause can be somewhat difficult.


This is a common way of asking questions and usually an informal way too.


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Lex
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Hello,


Why is the preposition at the end in the follow question "What time would you like to reserve it for?"?


Thanks

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Borax
Monday at 03:19 AM
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I would like to make a reservation please


Yes please


For how many people


For 40 please


What time would you like to reserve it for


At 22.00


Excuse me closed at this time

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Ventsislav
Wednesday at 09:08 PM
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I would like to make a reservation please.

- For how many people ?

For four please.

- What time would you like to reserve it for.

At eight o'clock please.


I'm so hungry ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Sounds pretty good