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Waitresses serving customers in a cafe, 1950-60

This is a black-and-white image depicting two waitresses, one of whom is receiving a plate from a chef, serving customers seated in a small cafe. A portrait of the Queen hangs on the far wall. The photograph is part of the Laurie Richards Collection of commercial photographs at Museum Victoria. Its dimensions are: width, ...

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Shopfittings from Bates Milk Bar, 1953

These are timber, steel and plastic shop fittings used at Bates Milk Bar in Bondi, Sydney, from 1953. The fittings consist of two etched glass mirrors depicting beach scenes, two small and two large bevelled glass mirrors, one timber wall frame for the mirrors, three plastic-topped tables with plated steel edges, two timber ...

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Travels in Indonesia: warung

Find a small restaurant in an Indonesian town in South Sulawesi. Choose items from a menu. Talk with a waiter and other diners. Use cultural knowledge to answer questions politely. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Café consultant: attract customers

Test market demand for a café business. Survey customers and record their preferences for menu items, opening hours, look and feel. Identify the business choices most likely to succeed. For example, open a bright and funky café at dinner time serving omelettes, muffins and stir-fry dishes. Look closely at sales figures ...

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Café consultant: attract customer groups

Test market demand for a café business. Survey customers representing market groups and record their preferences for menu items, opening hours, look and feel. Identify the business choices most likely to succeed. For example, open a bright and funky café at dinner time serving omelettes, muffins and stir-fry dishes. Look ...

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Café consultant: spending habits

Test market demand and local competition for a café business. Survey customers representing market groups and record their preferences for menu items, opening hours, look and feel, and the amount they have to spend. Investigate similar cafés already operating. Identify the business choices most likely to succeed. For example, ...

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Web designer: dragons: level 2

Browse jumbled web pages, which are all connected with dragons. Match material to the type of website it belongs to: cultural, natural science or Chinese restaurant. Identify features of the texts. For example, identify adverbs such as 'friendly' that refer to personal interactions. Match up the title, main body text, graphics ...

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Zou ba! Events: choosing food and drink

Watch two friends eating at a restaurant after a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about food and drink preferences. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Events: ordering food and drink

Watch two friends eating at a restaurant after a concert. Investigate how to order amounts of food and drink. Find out how to use measure words when ordering food and drinks using units such as plate, bowl, bottle or cup. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Gourmet order [Chinese] [Windows version]

Get some takeaway food from a local restaurant. First, ask your friends to write their order using Chinese characters. Then, find those dishes on a printed menu. Compare the handwritten notes and printed characters on the menu before placing your order. Identify all of the dishes correctly to get the food for your friends. ...

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Biography: Federation people: Mei Quong Tart

Investigate the popular tea-shop owner Mei Quong Tart's role in the move towards Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Quong Tart: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: ...

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Evening out in Surfers Paradise, 1956

This black-and-white photograph shows four couples crossing a road with linked arms at night in Surfers Paradise in 1956. Behind them are cars, a Chinese restaurant, and other shops with illuminated signs.

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Hedda Morrison, 'Roasting Peking duck at Quanjude restaurant', 1933-46

This is a black-and-white silver gelatin photograph taken by Hedda Morrison in Peking (now Beijing), China, between 1933 and 1946. The image shows a man roasting a duck at the Quanjude (meaning 'accumulated virtue') Peking Roast Duck restaurant. The man is facing a brick oven and holding a pole that has a duck suspended ...

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The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: Not your usual Chinese restaurant

This clip shows a close-up of a lotus flower with the voice of presenter Joanna Savill explaining that it is a symbol of purity and fertility. Lotus farmer Jackson So and restaurateur Chang Soo are then shown knee-deep in mud collecting lotus root from their lotus plantation in Ballina, New South Wales. Savill explains ...

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The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: The taverna in the desert

This clip shows Anastasios and Maria Kiossos, or Tom and Mary as they are known locally, in the kitchen of their Greek restaurant in Coober Pedy, an opal-mining town in outback South Australia. SBS reporter Maeve O'Mara samples Tom's tzatziki and Mary's galaktoboureko, a popular Greek sweet. Maeve talks to their son Paul ...

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The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: A new life in Australia

This clip shows Sri Lankan chef and restaurateur Channa Dassanayaka working in a kitchen and talking about his passion for food and the memories that aromas trigger for him. Channa discusses his mother and ancestors in Sri Lanka as major influences in his life and explains that his mother, a Sri Lankan politician, sent ...

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Real Chinese - Ordering a meal

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on how to order Peking Duck and interact in a restaurant in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the ...

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Molto bene - app for iPad

The Molto Bene app provides over 60 interactive lessons based on real life situations (eg. meeting new people, dining out, shopping), and includes some of the most common words and phrases, with audio-visual support, and most common verb conjugations. It is divided in three categories, beginner, intermediate and advanced. ...

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Italian Essentials - app for iPad

The Italian Essentials app provides an interactive searchable dictionary for most common Italian words and verbs, with audio-visual support, based on flashcards, and categorised in topics, for example, greetings, colours, children, schools, food. Multiple choice as well as audio quizzes keep track of the users' vocabulary ...

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La mappa misteriosa: episode 9 - Off the menu

This is episode 9 of 'La mappa misteriosa', a 12-episode video series for Italian language students. This episode focuses on the language functions for ordering at a restaurant and discussing the food and drink options on a menu. The episode is set in a canal-side restaurant in Cervia, where Renata and her nephew Marco ...