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Section 1: language focus

1. Structures

Expressing the location

The hotel is…

The hotel is situated…

The hotel is located…

The hotel is found…

Expressions of location:

near…opposite... ex:near the Mekong River
...from... ex:only 5 minutes from the airport
in…(right) in the heart of...in the center of…on the bank of...centrally located in... ex:in the heart of the city
on the edge of... ex:on the edge of town
along...beside... ex:along the highwaybeside the road
...(directions) of... ex:20 kilometers north of Paris
(other locations), overlooking... ex:It's on the edge of town, overlooking the beach.


Describe the locations of some of the hotels in Cantho City.

Ex: The Asia Hotel

The Asia Hotel is centrally located in Cantho City, near the ferry to the

Xom Chai Islet.

  • The Hoa Binh Hotel
  • The International Hotel
  • The Ninh Kieu Hotel
  • The Phuong Dong Hotel
  • The SaigonCantho Hotel
  • The Tay Do Hotel
  • The Victoria Hotel

Identifying hotel types for the guest

(a hotel type) would be suitable for (someone).

Ex: A low-end hotel would be suitable for a group of students.

Selecting room types for the guest

(A room type) would be nice for (someone).

Ex:A twin room would be nice for Joan and Sue.

Taking hotel reservations

… would that be …?

Ex: How many nights would that be for?

Expressions of reservations

What language does the receptionist use when he/she does these things?

Find out what type of room the guest needs?
Find out when the guest wants the room?
Find out how long the guest plans to stay?
Offer a room?
Say the room rate?
Find out the guest's name, telephone number?
Finish the conversation politely?
Confirm the reservation?


Read the conversations. The parts are not in the right order.

  1. Write G on the lines where the GUEST is speaking.
  2. Write R on the lines where the RECEPTIONIST is speaking.
  3. Number the brackets to show the correct order of the parts.
  4. Act out the conversations with your partner.


__________:The fifth of April. Would that be a single room, sir? ( ____ )

__________:We can give you a no-smoking single room at $150 including service and breakfast. Would that be suitable? ( ____ )

__________:That's fine then Mr. Blane. I've made your reservation. ( __ )

__________:Hello, my name is John Blane. I'd like to reserve a room for the fifth of April, please. ( ____ )

__________:Yes, a single room, for no-smokers if possible, one night only. ( ____ )

__________:Yes, that sounds fine. ( ____ )

Conversation 2

__________:The name is King, Conrad King. ( ____ )

__________:For next week, the fifth of September. ( ____ )

__________:Em... two nights. ( ____ )

__________:When would that be for, sir? ( ____ )

__________:Well, that would be fine. ( ____ )

__________:And the name is? ( ____ )

__________:That would be OK. But how much is it? ( ____ )

__________:And how many nights? ( ____ )

__________:I'd like a room for myself, my wife and my young son, please. ( ____ )

__________:Two nights. Let me see. There's no triple room available then, but I can give you a twin room and put an extra bed in it. (____ )

Questions & Answers

I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English for tourism. OpenStax CNX. Aug 13, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10770/1.2
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