Questions: How much…? How many….? Can I have…? Would you like…?
Imagine you are in the school cafeteria and it is the first time you want to buy something to eat or drink. When you are there, you notice there are many things to ask for. So, you start thinking about the kind of phrases you use in this context, not only to ask for food but to ask your friends what they like to have. Do not worry if you do not remember. Just take a look at the chart below.
|Expression or Phrase||Explanation|
|How much…?||You can use this expression to ask for prices or quantities. It is always used with uncountable nouns. For example: How much is it? How much salt do you want on your tacos?|
|How many…?||You can use this expression to ask for quantities. It is always used with countable plural nouns. For example: How many tacos do you want? How many forks do you need?|
|Can I have…?||You can use this expression to ask for food, snacks, junk food, etc. you want to order. For example: Can I have a Cuban cuernito? Can I have a strawberry milkshake?|
|Would you like…?||You can use this expression to ask someone what he or she may want to do. It is also an expression used to make suggestions. For example: Would you like some Divorciados eggs? Would you like an agua fresca?|
Watch the following video to learn more about the expressions in the chart and answer the questions below.
Complete the following dialogues with the information in the green box.