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Learning English - Welcome to London Big Ben
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Unit 2: Hotel
 
Read  1: In the hotel room
 
Shared hotel room
 
 
John goes up to his hotel room and meets one of his room mates, Peter. Apparently there is a problem with the heating in the room so John rings reception to find out if it can be fixed.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
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Language tips - vocabulary
 
oversleep - to sleep too long
to snore - make a noise when you're sleeping
"I didn't get a wink of sleep" - "I didn't sleep at all"
to fix something - to repair something when it's broken
"what's the matter" (with something) - "what's wrong? What's the problem?"
to miss something - you can't do something because you are too late, e.g. "I missed the bus"
the heating - it makes the room warm, very important in London in the winter!
"what's it like?" - "how is it?", "tell me about it. Is it good, bad?" (this is a very general and useful question)

 
 
  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