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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

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
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
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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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