Ordering Dinner

1. Saying Hello

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2. Introduction to Tones

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3. Ordering a Coffee

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4. Airport - Arriving

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5. Taxi - Going to Hotel

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6. Hotel - Checking In

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7. Numbers 1-10

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8. Breakfast

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9. Shopping

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10. Introducing yourself

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11. Meeting a Colleague

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12. Going for Lunch

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13. Ordering Lunch

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14. Numbers 11 to 999

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15. In the Office

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16. Telling the Time

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17. Ordering Dinner

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18. Having Dinner

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19. Days of the Week

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20. Booking a Day Trip

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21. Sightseeing

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22. Taking the Subway

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23. Asking for Directions

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24. Buying a Phone

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25. At the Bar

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26. Karaoke with Friends

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27. Planning Meeting

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28. Giving a Presentation

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29. Leisure Centre

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30. Talking about Family

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31. Months of the Year

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32. Weather

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33. Visiting the Bank

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34. At the Market

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35. At the Post Office

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36. Sightseeing

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37. Contract Extension

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38. Café Lunch

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39. Apartment Search

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40. Hotel Checking Out

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Here you'll learn how to order dinner at a Chinese restaurant. You'll understand what the waitress might say as you are seated in the restaurant. You'll learn how to ask order local favourites such as pork, Chinese cabbage, and roast duck in Mandarin Chinese!

Dani and Leo are seated by the waitress for dinner. Dani explains some of the cultural aspects of dining out in China. Dani is keen for Leo to experience an authentic Chinese meal, including the local speciality of Beijing roast duck. This is a feast of hot crispy duck wrapped in pancakes with cucumber, spring onion and duck sauce. Do you remember how to say delicious in Mandarin Chinese?!

If you've gone into any Chinese restaurant in your home country, you may occasionally notice that they will have a different menu for Chinese people. These Chinese restaurants have tailored their main menu offering to appeal to Westerners' preferred dining experience. The first time you're invited to dinner in China, you'll see how Chinese people like to dine out. If you're with a large group of Chinese people, you may not even be asked what you would like to order!



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