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Unit 2: Hotel
 
Listen  1: At the hotel reception (part 1)
 
Hotel exterior
 
 
After a long journey from Heathrow, John finally arrives at his hotel in King's Cross. He goes to the reception area to check in.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
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Listen  Listen to the conversation
 
Complete the conversation
 
Receptionist:
Hello. Can I help you?

John:
Yes, a shared room, but perhaps I’ll stay longer.
Yeah hi, I’ve got a reservation, my name’s John Arquit.
Here you are.
Yes, of course. How much is that?
 

Receptionist:
Ah, yes. You booked a shared room for 1 week?

John:
Yes, a shared room, but perhaps I’ll stay longer.
Yeah hi, I’ve got a reservation, my name’s John Arquit.
Here you are.
Yes, of course. How much is that?
 

Receptionist:
OK, but let us know as soon as you decide?

John:
Yes, a shared room, but perhaps I’ll stay longer.
Yeah hi, I’ve got a reservation, my name’s John Arquit.
Here you are.
Yes, of course. How much is that?
 

Receptionist:
It’s £18.50 for a shared room. Can I see your passport?

John:
Yes, a shared room, but perhaps I’ll stay longer.
Yeah hi, I’ve got a reservation, my name’s John Arquit.
Here you are.
Yes, of course. How much is that?
 

 
Language tips - vocabulary
 
a shared room - a room with other people
let us know - tell us
reservation - the room is booked in advance

 
 
  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
  Unit 2: Hotel
 
 
 
Listen 1: At the hotel reception (part 1)
 
 
 
Listen 2: At the hotel reception (part 2)
 
 
 
Read 1: In the hotel room
 
 
 
Read 2: Finding a hotel in London
 
 
 
Unit 3: Cinema
 
Unit 4: Shopping
 
Unit 5: Work
 
Unit 6: Eating Out
 
  Useful links
 
 
BBC Business English course - checking into a hotel