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.

Idioms

"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.

Where is the man's room in the hotel?

Hotel Clerk: Okay. Let me check here. Um. Here's your key to open your door. You're in room 360. Just walk down this hall [Okay.], and you'll see the elevators on your right.

What time is breakfast served in the morning?

Hotel Clerk: It serves breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m.

Where can the man get a free wireless Internet connection?

Hotel Clerk: No, sorry, sir but you can get free wireless access if you sit in the parking lot on the far north side. [Oh!] You see, the hotel next to us has wireless and . . . .

What is the cost for a refrigerator in the man's room?

Hotel Clerk: Well, we can have one put in your room for an additional ten dollars a night.

At the end of the conversation, the man decides to _____.

Man: Ahhhh, forget it. I can't win either way. What's my room again?

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.