Reserve這個字的意思原本是保留，來自於拉丁文的reservãre，由re與serve（to save）構成。由於需要的就是「保留位置」，所以預訂位置就用reserve或是make a reservation。以下是在這個場景中常用的用法。
Questions 1 to 3 refer to the following message and advertisement:
Sunday 14th of February is our special Valentine’s day dinner. To celebrate, we are giving couples a 30% discount for reserving seats on that night. Call Mrs. Watson on 04 2353 596 to make a reservation.
Mrs. Fredrick: Hello, Mrs. Watson. I’d like to make a reservation for three couples at your restaurant on the 14th.
Mr. Watson: Sure, the Valentines dinner costs $20 per couple after the discount.
Mrs. Fredrick: See you on Sunday.
1. What kind of food does Mrs. Fredrick want to eat at the restaurant?
2. Why is the restaurant giving customers a discount for making a reservation?
（A）Because they want to increase their customers.
（B）Because they just opened the restaurant.
（C）Because it will be Valentine’s Day.
（D）They want the customers to eat a lot of special Spanish food.
3. How much will the meals cost for the three couples?
Questions 4 to 5 refer to the following set of text messages:
Emmanuel Sonoras:（16:00）Thanks for making a reservation with Sonora Grill Restaurant. I’d like to make sure that you are coming to our restaurant tonight at 7pm and have booked 4 seats.
Gonzales Gracias:（16:03）Actually, we have decided to eat dinner at home tonight. Can I please change the reservation time to next Sunday at 6pm?
Emmanuel Sonoras:（16:05）Sure. How many people will be eating next Sunday?
Gonzales Gracias:（16:07）5 people.
Emmanuel Sonoras:（16:08）Ok. No worries. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Have a good evening sir.
Gonzales Gracias:（16:10）You too! Goodbye.
1. Where is Mr. Gracias eating tonight?
（A）At home with his family.
（B）At Sonora Grill Restaurant.
（C）At an Indian Restaurant.
（D）At a pizza shop.
2. How many seats did Mr. Gracias book for next Sunday?