Travelling|Pre-Int|4. At the hotel

Describe what you see

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Answer this riddle and you will find the answer to life:

🔵 Journey without it and you will never prevail, but if you have too much of it you will surely fail.

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Learn the words

Study the information

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🔵 Hello, I have a reservation. – Здравствуйте, я бронировал номер.

🔵 Under what name, please? — It is J-O-H-N S-M-I-T-H. – На чье имя? – На имя Джон Смит.

🔵 Thank you. Your room number is 25. It is on the second floor. Do you need a porter? – Спасибо. Ваш номер — 25. Это на втором этаже. Вам нужен носильщик?

🔵 I would like to book a room, please. — Single or double? – Я хочу зарезервировать номер. – На одного или на двоих?

🔵 Fill in the form and give me your passport, please. – Заполните, пожалуйста, форму и дайте мне свой паспорт.

🔵 Would you like to pay in cash or by card? – Желаете оплатить наличными или картой?

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🔵 Are the laundry services included? – Услуги прачечной включены в стоимость?

🔵 Do you provide transportation services? – Вы предоставляете услуги перевозки?

🔵 Can I have breakfast to room 76? — Yes, madam. – Можно завтрак в номер 76? – Да, мадам.

🔵 Can I have my bill, please? I am leaving tomorrow. – Можно мне счет, пожалуйста? Я завтра выезжаю.

🔵 Can I leave my bags for three hours after I check out? – Можно оставить сумки на три часа после того как я выеду из номера?

🔵 Would you like me to call a taxi for you? — Yes, please. – Хотите чтобы я вызывал такси для вас? – Да, пожалуйста.

Choose the correct alternative

Time to talk

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1. Do you feel comfortable when you are staying at a hotel?

2. Have you ever enjoyed hotel so much that you didn’t want to check out?

3. What do you choose to stay in when you travel: hotels or hostels?

4. What are advantages of staying at a suite?

5. What room services would you prefer to order?

6. What are disadvantages of staying at a budget hotel?

7. What snacks and drinks can you find in the minibar?

8. What are characteristics of a perfect hotel?

9. Have you ever had problems with reservation?

10. Do you normally stay at hotels for work or pleasure?

Watch the video and put the words to the right gaps


Let’s imagine

Checking in

🔹 Hello, I have a reservation …

🔹 Sure, I’ll spell my name …

🔹 It should be a double room …

🔹 Exactly, one with a view on …

🔹 Shall I sign the receipt …?

🔹 What’s included in this …?

🔹 As far as I know, the hotel …

🔹 What about a check-out and …?

🔹 Ok, so where should …?

🔹 Thank you, have a …!

Let’s have fun

Mark the statements as True or False

Write the words in English

Writing

Study the information

Check-in. Заселяемся в отель

Reception details: Hello! How may I help you? – I have a reservation.

Reservation details: Under what name? / Could you spell that? / A double room for 6 nights?

Room details: Here is your key to room 34.


🔹Hello, I have a reservation. – Здравствуйте, я бронировал номер.

🔹Under what name, please? — It is J-O-H-N S-M-I-T-H. – На чье имя? – На имя Джон Смит.

🔹Thank you. Your room number is 25. It is on the second floor. Do you need a porter? – Спасибо. Ваш номер — 25. Это на втором этаже. Вам нужен носильщик?


Room reservation. Заказываем номер

Booking: I would like to book a room, please. – Sure / I am sorry, we are full.

Giving details: Single or double? / How many nights? / A standard or a suite?

Checking in: Fill in the form, please. / Can I have your passport, please?

Paying: How much is it? – It is … / Cash or credit card?


🔹I would like to book a room, please. — Single or double? – Я хочу зарезервировать номер. – На одного или на двоих?

🔹Fill in the form and give me your passport, please. – Заполните, пожалуйста, форму и дайте мне свой паспорт.

🔹Would you like to pay in cash or by card? – Желаете оплатить наличными или картой?


Asking about facilities. Чем бы заняться

About facilities: Is there a …? / How about …? / What hotel facilities can I use? / Is … included?

About services: secretarial / interpreter / printing / transportation / laundry.

More services: Can I have a wake-up call / breakfast?


🔹Are the laundry services included? – Услуги прачечной включены в стоимость?

🔹Do you provide transportation services? – Вы предоставляете услуги перевозки?

🔹Can I have breakfast to room 76? — Yes, madam. – Можно завтрак в номер 76? – Да, мадам.


Check out. Выселяемся

Asking for a bill: Can I have my bill, please. – Here is your bill, please

Asking to stay: Can I stay? / Can I leave my luggage?

Asking for a transfer: Would you like me to call a taxi? – I am waiting for the bus to pick me up.


🔹Can I have my bill, please? I am leaving tomorrow. – Предоставьте мне счет, пожалуйста. Я завтра выезжаю.

🔹Can I leave my bags for three hours after I check out? – Можно оставить сумки на три часа после того как я выеду из номера?

🔹Would you like me to call a taxi for you? — Yes, please. – Хотите чтобы я вызвал такси для вас? – Да, пожалуйста.

Write the correct form

Writing, write, homework

Study the following phrases

Vocabulary book

She is waiting in the lobby, so you can speak to her yourself.

Она ждет в холле, можете сами с ней поговорить.

They got a great room with a large balcony.

Им досталась отличная комната с огромным балконом.

This is our guest from Japan and he would like to get to the conference hall.

Это наш гость из Японии и ему бы хотелось попасть в зал заседаний.

The porter took his bags right to his room.

Портье отнес его сумки прямо в комнату.

Do you have any standard rooms? — Excuse me, but we have only suites left.

У вас есть стандартные номера? — Сожалею, но у нас остались только номера люкс.

Is this room service? Can I get a breakfast to room 234?

Обслуживание номеров? Можно мне завтрак в номер 234?

It is a good idea to hire a professional guide and see the city at its best.

Отличная идея — нанять профессионального гида и увидеть лучшие стороны города.

Can I get any guidance with this form?

А можете мне помочь с этой формой?

It will be difficult to find accommodation here at this time of the year.

Будет сложно найти жилье здесь в это время года.

Make sure you have enough money for the amusement park.

Убедитесь, что у вас достаточно денег для парка развлечений.

Rearrange the words and complete the phrases

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Read and add new words

 

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6 Tips to Book the Best Hotel for You

by Shivani Vora, Writer at The New York Times

Booking the best hotel goes beyond just booking the cheapest, or the most centrally located. Here’s how to make sure you find the best fit.

Travelers today are spoiled for choice when it comes to booking a hotel, said Jeffrey Sirota, senior director of leisure operations for Protravel International. “Hotels are increasingly opening all over the world at such a fast clip that the choices can be overwhelming.” But how do you wade through the options and find the best one for you?

Define the Purpose of Your Trip

Travelers looking for a relaxing vacation where they may not want to leave the hotel too often should consider a resort-style property with amenities such as a nice spa and pool. “It should be a place where you would be happy to spend your time,” Mr. Sirota said.

A sightseeing focused trip, on the other hand, likely means that you’ll be spending little time at your hotel, and it’ll really just be a place to sleep and recharge in the evenings. In this case, it’s better to find a centrally located property near major attractions, and you don’t need to spend extra for supreme luxury or on-site amenities.

Consider Your Location

Do you want to stay in a well-established, touristy area or do you prefer a more up-and-coming or residential neighborhood with a local flavor? In Los Angeles, for example, Beverly Hills is an old-school standout location for visitors eager to go shopping and celebrity-spotting, while areas such as Downtown and Koreatown attract fewer tourists but are vibrant with lots of restaurants and locally-owned stores. “If you’ve been to a destination before, it’s always worthwhile to pick a hotel that’s in a part of town that you don’t already know,” Mr. Sirota said. “You’ll get a new perspective.”

Choose a Hotel that Matches your Priorities (and Budget)

Consider what your budget is and what you want out of it. For $400 a night, for example, you could get a small room at a five-star hotel in some cities, but at a four-star hotel, you may be able to snag a junior suite for that price, breakfast included. However, the property may not have those five-star amenities, such an upscale restaurant or large fitness center. For some travelers, those things are worth the money, but for others, the extra night or two or free breakfasts are worth much more. Define your priorities and choose a property accordingly.

Also, a hotel’s size should be a consideration. A stay at a small property like a boutique hotel with a handful of rooms or a bed-and-breakfast is drastically different than a stay at one with hundreds or even thousands of rooms. The latter will likely have lots of options for entertainment, dining, and other amenities, while the former will have a personalized feel with individual attention, but may not come with those large-property perks if you enjoy them.

And when it comes to getting the best price, remember that hotel rates are constantly in flux. “You may be able to find the lowest prices if you’re willing to wait until closer to your trip and taking a chance that your preferred property might not be available,” Mr. Sirota said.

Do your homework and track prices over time using sites like Trivago, Hipmunk, and TripAdvisor. You can always call and ask the hotel when the ideal time to book is if your trip is flexible. We’ve offered some tips before to help you snag last-minute hotel deals if you want a quick getaway, and more detailed tips to get the best hotel room for your money here.

Get those Loyalty Points

If you’re a frequent traveler and prefer to stay with a particular hotel brand or chain to earn points toward its loyalty program, it usually makes sense to choose a property which is part of that brand’s portfolio, if their hotels are an option where you’re traveling. However, your priorities come first.

Ask Yourself: What’s Your Style?

Many travelers don’t immediately think about it, but your style should be a factor when choosing where to stay. Some travelers like properties with a hip scene and modern room décor, some prefer traditional hotels with white glove service, and others want accommodations with a local feel that encourages them to get out and explore. “Adventurous travelers tend to like independent properties, but those who want predictability are best off sticking to brands that they already know,” Mr. Sirota said.

Consider Sustainability

Mr. Sirota said that many of his clients prefer to stay at properties that are eco-friendly or give back to their communities. “It’s a very relevant criteria today,” he said. Sustainably-run hotels are available at all price points so whether you’re on a budget or have money to spare, there is one for you, and likely one wherever you plan to travel. Information about a hotel’s sustainability practices is generally available on its website.

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  1. 1. Travelling|Pre-Int|1. Booking a trip
  2. 2. Travelling|Pre-Int|2. At the airport
  3. 3. Travelling|Pre-Int|3. Something to eat
  4. 4. Travelling|Pre-Int|4. At the hotel
  5. 5. Travelling|Pre-Int|5. Finding the way
  6. 6. Travelling|Pre-Int|6. Emergency cases
  7. 7. Travelling|Pre-Int|7. Sightseeing
  8. 8. Travelling|Pre-Int|8. Extreme