Vocabulary Lessons

"Hotel Rooms"

Introduction

When people go on vacations, they often look for affordable hotel accommodations that provide the amenities they need and want. Accommodations might include hotels, youth hostels, inns, and even campgrounds. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Types of Accommodations

  • bed and breakfast
  • guesthouse
  • hotel
  • inn
  • resort
  • youth hostel
Amenities
  • cable TV
  • check in / check out
  • connecting room
  • continental breakfast
  • handicapped facilities
  • hot tub
  • indoor / outdoor heated pool
  • kitchen / kitchenette
  • microwave
  • queen-size bed / king-size bed
  • restaurant
  • rollaway bed
  • room rates
  • sitting area
Expressions
  • book a hotel
  • call the front desk
  • cancel a reservation
  • make a reservation
  • order room service

Practice

If you're traveling on a budget and you want to meet other young people like yourself, you ought to consider staying at a _________.

One of the nice things about that hotel is that each room has a _______ so you can prepare you own meals.

Can you ________ and see if they can bring us some more towels?

Follow-Up Activity

Imagine that you are traveling abroad for summer vacation, and you have three cities in mind: Paris, New York City, and Tokyo. Use different resources to find more information about the cities. Then, compare the accommodations based on price, amenities, and location. Then, make a recommendation to a partner.