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Paul Sparks, Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Nanning.
Plans for "Watch, Listen & Speak", Semester 2
Listening & Speaking, Making Hotel Reservations
to the conversation then complete the questions.
Hotel Clerk: Hello. Sunnyside Inn. May I help you?
Man: Yes, I'd like to
reserve a room for two on the 21st of March.
Hotel Clerk: Okay. Let
me check our books here for a moment. The 21st of May, right?
Man: No. March, not May.
Hotel Clerk: Oh, sorry.
Let me see here. Hmmm.
Man: Are you all booked
Hotel Clerk: Well, we do
have one suite available, complete with a kitchenette and sauna bath. And
the view of the city is great, too.
Man: How much is that?
Hotel Clerk: It's only
$200 dollars, plus a 10% room tax.
Man: Oh, that's a little
too expensive for me. Do you have a cheaper room available either on the
20th or the 22nd?
Hotel Clerk: Well, would
you like a smoking or non-smoking room?
Hotel Clerk: Okay, we do
have a few rooms available on the 20th; we're full on the 22nd, unless you
want a smoking room.
Man: Well, how much is
the non-smoking room on the 20th?
Hotel Clerk: $80
dollars, plus the 10% room tax.
Man: Okay, that'll be
Hotel Clerk: All right.
Could I have your name, please?
Man: Yes. Bob Maexner.
Hotel Clerk: How do you
spell your last name, Mr. Maexner?
Hotel Clerk: Okay, Mr.
Maexner, we look forward to seeing you on March 20th.
Man: Okay. Goodbye.
Questions (with answers)
1.The man makes a
reservation for which day?
A. March 20th
B. March 21st
C. March 22nd
Correct Answer (A).The
man originally wants a room for the 21st of March, but the only thing that
is available is an expensive suite. There is a smoking room on the 22nd, but
he wants non-smoking, so he reserves a room on the 20th.
2. What kind of room
does the man prefer?
A. a non-smoking room
B. a smoking room
C. either one is okay
Correct Answer (A).
Check the explanation to question 1.
3. Why doesn't he want
to reserve the suite?
A. It doesn't have a
B. It doesn't come with a sauna bath.
C. It's too expensive.
Correct Answer (C).
Since the room is $200 dollars, plus a 10% room tax, the man feels it is too
expensive for him.
4. Including tax, how
much is the man's room?
A. 80 dollars
B. 88 dollars
C. 96 dollars
Correct Answer (B). The
room is 80 dollars, plus the 10% room tax, so the total would be $88.
5. How do you spell the
Correct Answer (B).