This is my family. Every Friday we have chips for our dinner because we are too lazy to cook. We all work really hard during the week, so, by the weekend, we are very tired. At half past five, my husband, Steve, gets in the car and he drives to our favourite chip shop, which is called ‘Alfie Grimshaw’. He always orders two portions of fish and chips with salt and vinegar, two sausages and one more portion of chips for the children to share. I like mushy peas, so he orders a pot of that, too. The girl behind the counter wraps everything in paper to keep it warm and puts it in a bag. Steve gets back in the car and he drives home with all the food. The kids set the table and I pour the drinks. We always enjoy our Friday treat.

In the UK, many people enjoy eating fish and chips. Watch the video, which is about a British family enjoying their Friday night meal, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.


Task 1 - comprehension

Task 2 - reorder the conversation

Task 3 - your turn

Practise saying this conversation with a friend:

Shop assistant: Hi. What can I get you?

Customer: Hello, I’d like two portions of fish and chips and a sausage, please.

Shop assistant: Would you like salt and vinegar with that?

Customer: Yes, please. But only on the chips.

Shop assistant: Is there anything else?

Customer: Yes, a pot of mushy peas, please.

Shop assistant: Great. That'll be £8.15, please.

Customer: There you go.

Shop assistant: Thanks, enjoy your meal.

Customer: Thanks very much. See you!

You can use your phone to record yourself speaking. Listen and record it again until you are happy.