English Culture Videos

"Travel Accommodations"

Instructions: Watch this video on travel accommodations, such as hotels and Airbnb, and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Randall and his family are staying in _____.

Hi, I’m Randall, and I’m here with Oddie (Odin), our grandson, and we’re in a place in San Diego.

They like the location because they are close to _____.

Uh, and one of the things I think you need to keep in mind when you find a place to stay is location. We’re only a few blocks from the beach. That’s great.

You should consider whether the place has a washer, dryer, or enough space to ____.

And the final thing is amenities. Uh, what does the place have? Does it have a washer and dryer? Does it have different bathrooms? Does it have enough sleeping quarters?

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Choose a place you want to visit. Then, find three types of accommodations in that area and find the answers to these questions:

  1. How much does the place cost per night?
  2. Are there are any additional fees, including parking, a reservation fee, or a cleaning fee?
  3. What are the special features and amenities of the place?
  4. What is the cancellation policy?

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall, and I’m here with Oddie (Odin), our grandson, and we’re in a place in San Diego. Uh, and one of the things I think you need to keep in mind when you find a place to stay is location.  We’re only a few blocks from the beach. That’s great. Of course, price. What you can afford and what you can pay are another thing.

And the final thing is amenities. Uh, what does the place have? Does it have a washer and dryer? Does it have different bathrooms? Does it have enough sleeping quarters? So keeping these things in mind will help you have a great vacation.