Please wait a moment. I have to check if there is a room available.
1 Some information about room reservation 2 Room types 3 Listening and speaking 4 Homework 5 Conclusion
Part 1 Some information about room reservation Three kinds of reservations 1. Simple reservation -the hotel has the right to cancel the reservation before 18:00. 2. Confirmed reservation -keep it until the cut-off time. 3. Guaranteed reservation -prepared via credit card or with contract.
The procedure of room reservation 1. Guests identity 2. Accept reservation 3. Reservation confirmation 4. Note down necessary information 5. Welcoming preparation
Guests information 1. Guests name 2. Contact person, telephone number, company name, address 3. Room type, number of rooms 4. Number of guests 5. Nationality 6. Date/time of arrival/departure, length of staying 7. Discount / payment 8. Check out time
Listen to the Dialogue Here is an audio about reservation via telephone:
Dialogue: A: Room Reservations. Can I help you? B: Yes, I'd like to book a single room with a bath from the afternoon of October 4 to the morning of October 10. A: Yes, we do have a single room available for those dates. B: What is the rate, please? A: The current rate is $150 per night. B: What services come with that A: For $150 you'll have a radio, a color television, a telephone and a major international newspaper delivered to your room everyday. B: That sounds not bad at all. I'll take it. A: Very good. Could you tell me your name, sir, please?
B: Yes, it is Moore. A: How do you spell it, please? B: It's M-O-O-R-E. A: M-O-O-R-E. And what is your address, please? B: It is 3600 Montague Boulevard, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401 U.S.A. A: Excuse me, sir, but could you speak a little more slowly, please? B: Sure, no problem. It's 3600 Montague Boulevard, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401 U.S.A. Have you got it? A: Yes, so it is 3600 Montague Boulevard, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401 U.S.A.
B: That's right. A: What about your telephone number? B: Its (601) 264-9716. By the way, I'd like a quiet room away from the street if that is possible. A: A quiet room away from the street is preferred. OK. We'll mail you a reservation card confirming your booking as soon as possible. We look forward to your visit. B: Thank you and good-bye. A: Good-bye.
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Part 3: Oral Practice Student A: your name is Bill from France. You are making a telephone call to Guilin international hotel. You want to book a single room with bath for March 2nd and 3rd. You dont want breakfast. Student B: answer the phone and accept the booking. After checking, you can confirm a booking for a single room. It cost 480 RMB. you want to know who is making the reservation and note down the necessary information.
Part 4: Class Presentation Id like to book a double room for two, from March 4th to 5th.
Part 5: Homework Student A: your name is Mary Keller. You are Mr. Philips secretary. You want to book a double room with bath and the view of Lijiang river for him on October 22. Mr. Philips company will be paying for the bill in cash. Student B: you are the receptionist. After checking you can confirm a booking for a double room. The room with the view of river is 505. it costs 1000 RMB per night. You must check out the exact arrival time.
Part 6: Conclusion To accept a telephone reservation successfully, the receptionist should make sure there is room available at the time. Then follow the procedure and finish the reservation for the guest.