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Conversation Practice Hotel Reservation By Paul Chen
Outline Starting Questions What should be noticed while making a reservation? Info. that you may be asked by the hotel clerk Sample Conversations (1) (1) (2) (2) (3) (3) Useful Expressions Reference
Starting Questions Have you ever reserved a room on your own? Did you do anything in preparation for the reservation? If so, could you share with us what should be taken into account while making a reservation? P.S. What are some ways for people to reserve a room? Please try to name some. If not, could you think of any things that people should pay attention to while reserving a room? Also, could you tell us how you can be sure that there is a place for you to stay during your vacation if you didn’t make the reservation on your own? Should anything be done after the reservation? Besides the questions that I mentioned above, do you have anything to add that is related to the topic today?
What should be noticed while making a reservation? room availability transportation room rate (including the governmental tax or not?) special need / request (depending on your need.)
More to be noticed Room Facilities Hair dryer In-room movies In-room safe Air conditioning Mini bar Cable/satellite TV Internet service Tea and coffee making facilities Fax machine Complimentary daily newspaper Hotel Facilities Laundry and valet service Bar Chinese & Western Restaurants Café Baby-sitting service Currency exchange Gymnasium Outdoor swimming pool Hi-tech conference facilities Laundry and valet Service
Info. that you may be asked by the hotel clerk your full name (spell it out if it is not common) your address your phone number / cell phone number date of your arrival how many nights you will stay what kind of room you like how many people are coming any special need / request
Sample Conversation One C: Clerk; G: Guest Over the phone… C: Traders Hotel. May I help you? G: Yes. I’d like to make a reservation. C: Certainly, sir. What’s your name, please? G: Ronald Ashley. Last name is A-S-H-L-E-Y. C: Thank you, Mr. Ashley. When will you be arriving? G: June 28 th. C: For how many nights? G: Until July 2 nd. C: So that’s a single room for four nights.
Sample Conversation Two On their way to San Francisco, Roy decides to stop in a small town and stay there overnight.... Clerk: Good evening, sir. May I help you? Roy: Yes. What kind of rooms do you have? Clerk: How large is your party? Roy: Three. Two adults and one child. Clerk: Let's see. We have a room with two double beds. How many nights? Roy: Just one. We're only staying overnight. Can this be regarded as a room reservation? Why or why not?
Sample Conversation Three R: Receptionist; G: Guest G: I’d like to reserve a room for a week. R: Certainly, sir. When will you be arriving? G: We will be driving up Saturday morning. R: Any specific need? G: Yes, my wife is confined to a wheelchair. R: No problem, sir. We have a room designated for the disabled to live in. G: Good. We have a special van. Will there be a problem for parking? R: No, sir. You’ll have a parking space right outside the door and the room is located beside the elevator. G: Excellent.
Useful Expressions Do you know the meanings of the following expressions? Please try to explain them in your own words. make a reservation / reserve (a room) availability peak season tour operator travel agency
Reference Liang, John and Sydney Rice. Everyday English in Conversation conversation.html Nordvall, Karl. Talk about Travel: English for Airlines, Hotels, and Tours. Taipei: Compass, Source of Cover Picture traingle.india-tours.com/hotels/india/delhi/five-star- deluxe/hotel-taj-palace-delhi.html Hong Kong Hotel Reservation hotel.com.hk/eng/package_booking.php?code=CON1