Multimedia Role Play for Chinese

Telephone conversation/ role A | 电话对话情景A

Booking a table on the phone
A is a British student, Mr/Miss White. He/she is calling the Sichuan Restaurant to book a table for six of his/her friends who don't speak Chinese.
B is a receptionist at the Sichuan Restaurant, speaking on the phone.

Tasks for A, a British student
Make the conversation as realistic as possible by greeting each other at the beginning and by using small talk. Try to anticipate the flow of the conversation by looking at the following prompts.

1. Phone the Sichuan Fandian to book a table for 6 people for tonight.
2. Tell B, the restaurant receptionist, your surname name in the Chinese way. Ask him/her about the prices (
价钱 jiàqián N) of the meals and ask if the prices include drinks.
3. Tell B that you don't want to have Peking Duck. Your friend from England would like to try some real Sichuan food, but they won’t want to eat anything too luxurious: 80 Yuan per person is the ideal price for them.
4. Ask if you have to pay anything in advance (
定金 dìngjīn N). Tell B your telephone number and address. Say you will be there before 7:30.