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General Listening Quiz

“Budget Hotel Rooms”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate budget hotels man – woman 1:53

Pre-Listening Exercise

What points do you consider when making a hotel reservation? Rank these ideas in the order of importance to you and share your reasons for your choices.


kick back” = relax
After we checked into the hotel, we kicked back at the pool and enjoyed the sun.”

crash” = go to bed because you are very tired
I crashed as soon as I got to my room because I was exhausted from traveling all day.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

Think about good and bad experiences you have had when staying at a hotel or other travel accommodation. How was the service and room? Did the hotel promise something that it didn’t provide in the end? Do you feel you were charged unreasonable fees?

Online Investigation

Choose a city you want to visit and use the Internet to find three cheap, affordable accommodations (hotels, youth hostels, etc.) that interest you. Then, compare prices, location, and amenities of each.

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