double bed- made for two people
single bed- made for one person
I'm afraid...- a polite way to give some bad news
smoking and non-smoking rooms/ floors- rooms and floors in buildings that allow or don't allow smoking
at this time- right now
would you be interested...- a polite way to say "do you want...?"
you never know...- it's difficult to know when...
vacancy- empty rooms/ a room available
Hotel Clerk: Welcome to the Home Again Hotel, sir. How
may I help you?
Mr. Edwin: Hello. I would like a non-smoking room with a double bed.
Hotel Clerk: Do you have a reservation?
Mr. Edwin: No, I'm afraid I don't.
Hotel Clerk: Hmmm. Let me see. We don't seem to have any rooms with double beds right now. We are very full tonight. We've got a large conference going on.
Mr. Edwin: I see. So what do you have available?
Hotel Clerk: Well, not much. It seems we have a small corner room on the 5th floor. It has a single bed and a bathroom with a shower.
Mr. Edwin: And is it a non-smoking room?
Hotel Clerk: No, the 5th floor is a smoking floor. But that is the only room we have at this time. Would you be interested in it?
Mr. Edwin: Wow. That's terrible. I didn't realize... I knew I should have made a reservation before I left home.
Hotel Clerk: Yes, you never know if we will have vacancies or not.
Mr. Edwin: I guess I'll have to take that room, then. I don't have time to look for another hotel.
Hotel Clerk: Great. First, let me just have your name...
Questions and AnswersCheck True or False. Check your answers below by clicking on the arrow.
1. Mr. Edwin would like a single bed in a non-smoking room.
2. There is a large conference at the hotel right now.
3. It's easy to know if the hotel has vacancies without making a
4. The hotel has only one room available.
5. Mr. Edwin made a reservation before leaving home.
6. Mr. Edwin is going to look for another hotel.
7. The hotel clerk was polite to Mr. Edwin.