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Vocabulary Lessons

“Hotel Rooms”


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
  • 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
  • book a hotel
  • call the front desk
  • cancel a reservation
  • make a reservation
  • order room service


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.

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