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"roll out the red carpet" = give very special treatment to welcome guests

"The nice thing about the hotel is that they always roll out the red carpet for their guests."

"24-7" = twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

"The front desk is open 24-7 in case you need assistance."

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Hotel Reservations
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

easyhotels conversationman - woman01:14

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Finding a cheap hotel is important to budget travelers, whether for an Hawaiian honeymoon, adventure travel in the mountains, or for business in Europe. How do you find a budget hotel: though an online hotel reservations Web site, in a guidebook, or in the phone book? What questions would you ask if you called to make a hotel reservation?

HELPFUL TIP: Many hotels accept reservations over the Internet, so compare prices and book a room early to avoid problems.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. The man makes a reservation finally for which day?
A. March 20th
B. March 21st
C. March 22nd

2. What kind of room does the man prefer?
A. a non-smoking room
B. a smoking room
C. either one is okay

3. Why doesn't he want to reserve the suite?
A. It doesn't have a nice view.
B. It doesn't come with a sauna bath.
C. It's too expensive.

4. Including tax, how much is the man's room?
A. 80 dollars
B. 88 dollars
C. 96 dollars

5. How do you spell the man's name?
A. Maxner
B. Maexner
C. Mexner

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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Talk about a hotel where you stayed at least one night. How much did it cost to stay? Describe the room and the hotel facilities. Would you stay there again? Why or why not?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]

Choose a city that you want to visit and use the Internet to find three cheap, affordable accommodations (hotels, youth hostels, etc.) that interest you in that area. Then, compare prices, location, and amenities of each. Finally, decide where to stay based on the information you collected. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

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