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Waiter in the UK


Blid kelner med hvit skjorte og svart slips og notatblokk. Foto.

Before listening, use the dictionary to check that you know the meaning of the following words and expressions: folding napkins; cutlery; quick succession; customer; organisational skills; cheery personality

Listen to the following interview with a waitress in the UK and find out:

  • Where she works (type of company - large/small, etc).
  • Where about in the UK she works.
  • Why she chose this profession.
  • What type of tasks she has to do on a typical day at work.
  • What personal qualities she suggests are needed by a waiter.
  • Does she describe any work processes or services that she provides?
  • What she likes best and least about her job.
  • How she thinks this line of work will change in the future.
  • Where she sees herself in 5 - 10 years' time.

Waiter - Interview

Waiter - Interview

Apprenticeship and Training

  1. Ung servitør. Foto.
    Find out about becoming a waiter in the UK. Make a table with 3 columns: What does the job involve, the salary, and the qualifications and training required. Below, you will find some useful links.
  2. Kelner serverer middag. Foto.
    Now compare a waiter's job and education in the UK with a waiter's job and education in Norway. Utdanning - Yrkesbeskrivelse


After you have practised, add more dialogue for some of the following situations:

  • The guests have not made a reservation.
  • The waitress has to explain to the guests that they are busy in the kitchen, and that they may have to wait a while for their dinner.
  • The guests ask the waitress to recommend a wine from the wine list.
  • The guests complain that the window is draughty, and want another table.
  • One of the guests is allergic to spinach, and wants to replace the vegetable with something else.


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