Selecting a Restaurant


appeal /əˈpiːl/
(noun) a deeply felt request for money, help or information that is needed immediately, especially one made by a charity or by the police
Example: A restaurant with good food and reasonable prices has a lot of appeal

arrive /əˈraɪv/
(verb) to get to a place, especially at the end of a journey
Example: By the time our meal arrived, it was cold

compromise /ˈkɑːmprəmaɪz/
(noun) an agreement made between two people or groups in which each side gives up some of the things they want so that both sides are happy at the end
Example: John doesn't like sweet dishes so I compromised by adding just a small amount of sugar

daringly /ˈderɪŋli/
(adverb) in a way that shows you are willing to do dangerous or unusual things if necessary; in a way that involves danger or risk
Example: We daringly ordered the raw squid

familiar /fəˈmɪliər/
(adjective) well known to you; often seen or heard and therefore easy to recognize
Example: It's nice to see some familiar items on the menu

guide /ɡaɪd/
(noun) a person who shows other people the way to a place, especially somebody employed to show tourists around interesting places
Example: I don't know where to go, so why don't we consult the guide

majority /məˈdʒɔːrəti/
(noun) the largest part of a group of people or things
Example: The majority of the group wanted to try the new Chinese restaurant

mix /mɪks/
(verb) if two or more substances or things mix or you mix them, they combine, usually in a way that means they cannot easily be separated
Example: The mix of bright colors on the plate was very pleasing

rely /rɪˈlaɪ/
(verb) to need or depend on someone or something
Example: I seldom rely on the restaurant reviews in the paper when choosing a restaurant

secure /sɪˈkjʊr/
(verb) to obtain or achieve something, especially when this means using a lot of effort
Example: The hostess secured us another chair, so we could eat together

subjective /səbˈdʒektɪv/
(adjective) based on your own ideas or opinions rather than facts and therefore sometimes unfair
Example: The reviews in this guidebook are highly subjective, but fun to read

suggestion /səˈdʒestʃən/
(noun) an idea or a plan that you mention for somebody else to think about
Example: Can I make a suggestion about what to order?