ecco il link dove trovate i contenuti della Prof.ssa di inglese:


segnalo anche alcuni siti specializzati per l'apprendimento dell'inglese per il settore sala bar e ristorante. Hanno anche esercizi con autocorrezione

Classe 3E 

questi sono gli argomenti fatti in classe: 


Argomenti da avere sul quaderno e sul fascicolo personale


torta pasqualina


La cucina mediterranea 


Restaurant staff

hotel equipment

restaurant equipment

restaurant vocabulary

Hotel reservation

cheking into a hotel

curriculum vitae

application form

the menu

chez bruce

torta pasqualina

room service





diversi tipi di ristorante (sul libro)


the menu (un piccolo plico che tutti avete ricevuto e firmato per la consegna)

chez bruce

torta pasqualina

dialogo in hotel (2 fotocopie at the reception, at the restaurant )




Mediterranea diet / Dieta mediterranea

Si allega il testo sulla “Dieta mediterranea” (2^ UDA)

cliccate qui sotto e aprite la UDA con la relativa traduzione

Dieta mediterranea testo 

Food Pyramid:

The food pyramid is used to correct the mistakes in our eating habits.

It gives the basic principles of a healthful diet: variety, balance and moderation.

It is divided in 4 sections. Each section shows the right proportion of food we need in our diet.

At the base of the food pyramid, we find cereals (bread, pasta, rice ...)

then we find fruit and vegetables

then we find proteins (dairy products, meat, fish, eggs)

at the top we find fats (oil butter), sugar, alcohol

La piramide alimentare è usata per correggere gli errori nelle nostre abitudini alimentari.

Dà i principi fondamentali di una dieta salutare: varietà, equilibrio e moderazione.

E 'divisa in 4 sezioni. Ogni sezione mostra la giusta proporzione di cibo di cui abbiamo bisogno nella nostra dieta.

Alla base della piramide alimentare, troviamo i cereali (pane, pasta, riso ...)

poi troviamo frutta e verdura

poi troviamo proteine ​​(latticini, carne, pesce, uova)

nella parte superiore troviamo grassi (burro olio), zucchero, alcool

Per la verifica:


Dialogo at the restaurant

Have you got a reservation?

Have you booked a table?

Yes I have/ no I haven't

Perfect. Can I have your name please?

We're sorry, we are full.

We haven't got any tables available

Sure, Mr. Smith. 4 people

Follow me please

Is this table to your liking?

Could we have a table by the window?

Can we sit near the window?

Let me see if that table is reserved

Yes it's available

No I'm sorry it's reserved

Thank you.

Never mind (non importa)

Have you got a highchair for my daughter?

Sure, certainly, you are.

I'm sorry we haven't got any, Shall I bring you a cushion

Yes please.

Excuse me where is the toilet?

It's over there (laggiù) near the stairway (vicino alla scala), on the left (sulla sinistra)

Shall I take your coats?

Oh.Thank you. It's very kind of you. Let me just take my mobile

Would you like an aperitif?

Would you like something to drink before you order?

Yes please we' ll have 3 gin tonic and a glass of white wine.

I will be back in a moment

Here's the menu and the wine list

The daily specials are on the blackboard in front of you

Thank you

Are you ready to order? What would you like to drink?

We would like a bottle of Pigato and a bottle of sparkling/still water

Nota: Sparkling (frizzante – still naturale non frizzante)

I' ll back in a second.

Is the wine to your liking, sir

Yes, It's really delicious.

Ok. For starter we'll have seafood salad for two and a plate of cold cuts.

Then we'll have two spaghetti with clams (vongole), one cannelloni and one trofie with pesto sauce

Would you like a main course?

Yes two mixed seafood grill, one green pepper steak and a spinach and ricotta pie.

Shall I bring you some side dishes?

Yes, please. We' ll take one chips, one mixed salad and a portion of green green beans


Is everything fine?

Yes, everything is very good. Could we have an other bottle of Pigato and an other botlle of water


Woul you like a dessert? Today, the chef recommends tiramisu, lemon cake , pear and chocolate cake. All our desserts are homemade.

Yes, please.We'll take one tiramisu and one chocolate cake.

Here you are. I hope you enjoyed your meal

Yes it was excellent.

Can I have the bill, please?

Certainly, sir.....

Here it is.

Can I pay with credit card?

Yes of course.

Frasi utili

Is this table all right? Is this table to your liking?

Could we have a quieter table?

I'm afraid this is our quiter table.

Could we have a table outdoor on the veranda?

Would you like some wine? Would you like an aperitive? Would you like a dessert?

Shall I bring you something else?

Yes I'll take a glasse of white wine

Yes please. I'll have an aperitive

Yes please. I'll have a dessert

No grazie (non prendo niente altro) No thanks I'm fine.

Cosa mi consiglia? What would you suggest?

Acqua minerale gasata Sparkling mineral water

Can we have the bill?

Can I pay with credit card?

Yes sure. Yes of course.

Have you got a reservation? Yes I have/ No, I haven't

Is there a table available for 3?

The table will be ready in 20 minutes. Could you wait at the bar

Shall I take your coats?

Where is the toilet, please?

It is over there? It is downstairs? It's upstairs. It is on the left/ It is on the right?

Have you got a high chair.

I dropped my fork. Could you bring me an other one, please

Can I have an other one?

Fork, knife (plurale knives) , spoon, teaspoon, cup, napking,

white coffe dark coffe

This coffe is lukewarm (brodaglia quasi fredda)

How would you like your steak?

I' have it rare ( al sangue) medium rare ( media) or well done (ben cotta)

I'll deal with it (me ne occupo immediatamente)

I'll take care of it immediately (me ne occupo immediatamente)





dal sito:


Originally posted on OpenLab2E:

Here is a clip from an episode of the famous tv series Friends, it’s about hotels and might be interesting to practise our English and learn new vocabulary.

The following file is a worksheet we’re going to use after watching the clip

Hotels-video and Hotel reservation fill in the gap

Here is the second clip from a series for English students

and this is the file with the transcription of the conversation between receptionist and customer


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For or To? Come tradurre ‘per’ in inglese?


Revision – facciamo un po’ di ripasso per esprimerci in modo più corretto

Originally posted on OpenLab2E:

Come tradurre ‘per’ quando ci riferiamo ad uno scopo o ad un obiettivo in inglese? Cerchiamo di fare un po’ di chiarezza con lo schema seguente.

To and for to express purpose. Which one shall we choose? Let’s shed some light on it ..


Ulteriori esempi  con to (definito infinito di scopo) usato, appunto, per definire un obiettivo o scopo.


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Let’s talk about menus

1. What should a menu be like? Circle the answer you think is best.

big / small

colourful / black & white

one language only / translated into other languages

printed / handwritten

expensive / cheap

with pictures / without pictures

Key words:

  • menu = list of foods and drinks offered in a bar, restaurant, orsimilar catering establishment
  • course = the successive division of a meal: soups, fish, main course, etc.
  • diner = person who eats a meal


should be compiled by a number of people working together in strict collaboration: the Head Chef, the Maître d’Hôtel and the Manager.


The menu influences customers and when creating menus, chefs and restaurateurs appeal to certain market segments. They create the a tmosphere of the restaurant through the décor, furniture and uniforms, but also through the menu. Whatever the restaurant type may be, ethnic or gourmet or fast food, the physical ambience together with the items on the menu contribute to create a complete image to meet the clients’ needs.


There are two major types of menus:

  • table d’hôte
  • à la carte

In addition, there are two minor types:

  • coffee shop menu
  • carte du jour

Table d’hôte

It is defined by the following points:

  • fixed number of courses
  • possible choice of courses
  • fixed price
  • all dishes ready at a set time

table d’hôte menu is presented alone or in conjunction with an à la carte or carte du jourmenu.

À la carte

In English, à la carte translates literally as ‘on the card’ and a typical à la carte menu features:

  • full list of prepared dishes
  • separately priced dishes
  • dishes that can require longer preparation times
  • dishes that are prepared toorder

An a la carte menu is generally presented alone in first-class establishments, or with atable d’hote or carte du jour menu in smaller establishments. Tire dishes may change according to the season.

Different kinds of Menus



  1. What state is Woody’s Crab House in?
  2. What is the house specialty? How is it served?
  3. How much is the chicken salad?
  4. Is the Carolina Burger made of meat?
  5. When was Woody’s Crab House founded?
  6. Does it belong to a chain or to a franchised restaurant?
  7. Does Woody want people to bring their children to his restaurant?


Now, talking about dinner we might enjoy the following clip about the behind the scenes regarding the preparation of the United Kingdom State Dinner at the White House. Of course this is no common dinner…  Enjoy

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Spinach and ricotta pie

mercoledì 5 novembre 2014



Torta Pasqualina is an Italian pie with a lovely spinach and ricotta filling. It's an Eastertradition but you can enjoy it any time of year!



  • 1hour10min



Serves: 6 


  • 300g fresh spinach

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 350g ricotta cheese

  • 80g Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • 1 packet filo pastry

  • 70g melted butter

  • 6 egg yolks




Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 


  1. Place the spinach in a frying pan over medium heat and cook until wilted. Drain, squeeze dry and chop finely.

  2. Heat a knob of butter in the frying pan and add the onion. Cook until soft, adding the spinach for the last minute or two. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.

  3. Once the spinach mixture has cooled slightly, mix in the ricotta, Parmesan, two whole eggs, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Butter a 23cm tart tin or pie dish. Unwrap the filo and keep a damp cloth over the stack of sheets to prevent them from drying out whilst you work.

  5. Lay a sheet of filo over the buttered dish. Instead of laying it centred over the dish, lay it to the side so that excess filo hangs over only one side of the dish. Brush lightly with butter, then top with another sheet of filo, at a slight angle to the first one. Continue in this manner, with up to 12 sheets, brushing between sheets and working clockwise to lay each at a slight angle to the previous sheet.

  6. Tip the cheese and spinach mixture into the filo-lined dish. Spread out evenly. Using the back of a spoon, make six indentations in the filling, then place a egg yolk in each. Season each yolk with salt and pepper, then drizzle each with a bit of melted butter.

  7. Take the extra filo hanging over the edge of the dish and fold it over to the centre to cover the filling. Bring each sheet of filo over one at a time and brush each one with butter. End by brushing the top of the whole pie with butter.

  8. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the filo pastry is a dark golden brown. Remove and let cool slightly before slicing. Serve warm.