If you’ve already read our Food Starter Pack then you hopefully have a good idea of some new foods you will find in Scotland, as well as some words we use for foods you already know.
In this accompanying Bonus Pack, we wanted to walk you through ordering takeaway food in a chippy (chip shop) in Scotland. This is something people can struggle with – even people from England! So we’ve put together a little lesson that will hopefully help you get the food you want at the chippy!
Before We Begin
This Bonus Pack uses YouTube videos to introduce some real life language you might hear in Scotland.
When listening to the videos, remember you can use the YouTube settings to slow down the video if you need to!
Video 1: Food at the Chippy
Firstly, take a look at this video, and see how much you can understand. Don’t worry if it’s difficult – after your first attempt, we have a transcript you can look at.
How much of the video did you understand and remember? Test yourself with our quick quiz below and once you’re done, check the answers.
How did you do? If you got three or four right, great work. If not, maybe go back and watch the video again before moving on to the next section.
Video 2: Making an Order
Now let’s watch someone actually making an order in a chippy.
Watch the first 30 seconds of this video and see how much you can understand.
Now that you’ve listened once, try filling in the blanks in this transcript.
Once you’ve had a go, check out the full transcript here.
Now that you’ve done that, try answering these questions:
- Does the man buy a normal or jumbo haggis?
- How many suppers does the woman order?
- What is ordered as a single?
How did you do? If you got two or three right, great work. If not, maybe go back and watch the video again before moving on to the next section.
Video 3: Final Challenge!
Finally, here’s a challenge to finish things off!
Watch the video below from 0:15 to 0:30, then try to write down what the two people are saying. Don’t forget you can watch the section multiple times, and slow it down if that helps.
Now you’ve had a go yourself, check the transcript to see how you’ve done.
How did you do? Don’t worry if you struggled. We deliberately used a more difficult video to help you really test your skills. After all, this is what you might experience in a chippy yourself!
Just remember: in real life, you don’t have to understand 100% of what’s being said to get by. Most important are the words for the food you want, as well as understanding the price. Also, you can always ask someone to repeat themselves!
We hope this pack has been helpful, and gives you the confidence to go make some orders at your own local chippy!