• Incident at the Purple Pearl
  • pikous
  • 08.05.2023
  • Englisch
  • 6, 2. Ausbildungsjahr
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Incident at the Purple Pearl

Last week my family and I went to a restaurant called "The Purple Pearl". We went there for celebrating the end of the Corona shutdown. The restaurant was very beautiful and probably the most expensive restaurant in town. My mum wore her most beautiful dress and my whole family was looking forward to a special evening.

When we went inside a very young and friendly waitress showed us to our table. We had a very nice view on the lake which was in front of the restaurant. Then we sat down and my father said,

”It smells delicious”. I thought he was right and answered "I also like the decoration very much".

Five minutes later the waitress came and asked, ”Are you ready to order?” As an aperitif my parents took two glasses of sparkling wine and my brother and I got two cokes. Then my father ordered two noodle soups and two crab cocktails for our family as a starter. A few minutes later we got our starters. They tasted wonderful.

“What would you like as a main course”, the friendly waitress asked after a while. I ordered chicken and chips, my brother took a steak with salad and my parents wanted the salmon with potatoes and mixed vegetables. We had a very nice conversation and laughed a lot during the time we had to wait for our meals. Then my family and I enjoyed our main courses. The plates were decorated very attractively and the food tasted excellent.

Next my father ordered two glasses of red wine and when the young waitress served the drinks, the accident happened. The waitress stumbled and spilled all the wine on mum's favourite dress!

Nobody said a word and I thought that my mum would get very angry. The waitress was completely shocked and apologized hundreds of times. But my mum began to laugh and said “Don't worry.

It’s okay, that can happen. I am so happy that we can go out and see people again. A dirty dress is much better than sitting at home alone and being isolated for another month.”

The owner of the restaurant invited our family for a dessert and paid the cleaning of mum’s dress.

After all it was a very nice evening and we enjoyed it very much. I will never forget that day and the time when we couldn't go to restaurants because of the Corona crisis.

Vo­ca­bu­la­ry:
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High­light the cor­rect op­ti­on.
1. Magdalena's family went to a restaurant called the 🍷.
2. They wanted to celebrate 🍷.
3. The restaurant was 🍷.
5. She and her whole family were looking forward to a 🍷.
4. Magdalena's mum wore her 🍷.
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Tick true or false and cor­rect what's wrong.
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The family went to the restaurant to celebrate the speaker's birthday.
'The Purple Pearl' is the cheapest restaurant in town.
The family had a nice view of a mountain from their table.
The family had noodle soups and crab cocktails for their main courses.
The waitress spilled red wine on mum's dress.
Mum got angry after the waitress spilled wine on her dress.
The restaurant owner paid for the cleaning of mum's dress.
The family laughed a lot during their time at the restaurant.
The family didn't have to pay for their desserts.
The family did not enjoy their time at the restaurant.
Correction:
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An­s­wer the ques­ti­ons in full sen­ten­ces.
  • What did the fa­mi­ly have as an ape­ri­tif?
  • What did the fa­mi­ly order for their main cour­ses?
  • What did the spea­k­er think of the re­stau­rant de­co­ra­ti­on?
  • How did the wai­tress react after spil­ling the wine on mum's dress?
  • How did mum react when the wine spil­led on her dress?
  • What did the re­stau­rant owner do after the ac­ci­dent with the wine?
  • How did the spea­k­er feel about their ex­pe­ri­ence at the re­stau­rant?
1. The parents had sparkling wine and the children had cokes.
2. The speaker ordered chicken and chips, their brother had a steak with salad, and their parents wanted salmon with potatoes and mixed vegetables.
3. She liked it very much.
4. She was completely shocked and apologized hundreds of times.
5. She laughed and said Don't worry. It's okay, that can happen.
6. He invited the family for a dessert and paid for the cleaning of mum’s dress.
7. The speaker says I will never forget that day and the time when we couldn't go to restaurants because of the Corona crisis, which suggests that they had a memorable and positive experience.
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