Checking in to a Hotel in English Pt.1 - Learn with Christina

Kisdobos October 11, 2017

Filter Bubbles by ESL Brains - Anna’s favourite video quizzes EP 05

In this episode we are showcasing a video quiz by our user ESL Brains, a great blog written by two English teachers who produce lesson plans around hot topics that will be relevant for most of the adult students you teach. Apart from showing you parts of the quiz, we will also give you a quick tour of the ESL Brains blog and say what we particularly like about their lesson plans - and talk about our shared mission! :)

The original video quiz can be found here on our site: 

And here is the full lesson plan on the ESL Brains blog: 

Enjoy!

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Christina will teach you to handle checking in to a hotel in English. I've used the first part of the video in this quiz. There are nine questions for students to check their understanding and pick up some useful phrases.

Here you'll find the complete transcript of the video: https://christinarebuffet.com/blog/check-in-to-a-hotel-in-english/
Scene summary:
Christina explains how checking in to a hotel works, and what kinds of phrases you are likely to hear. She pronounces every phrase both slow and fast.
Video length: 4 minutes 52 seconds
Video genre: Tutorial, how-to video
Lesson type: Deep listening comprehension - Meaning check ("Do you understand what it means?")
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-10-11, 12:09:34 (GMT+1)

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About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Tick all the useful things you can find on lostintheusa.fr.

  • Vocabulary list
  • Audio dialog
  • A chance to practice with other learners
  • Interactive quizzes
  • Grammar points

2) Match the sentence halves.

Match the items:
Checking inat the front desk.
You can check inis what you do when you first arrive at the hotel.
The first thing you do at a hotelwhen you arrive is checking in.
Every hotelhas a reception with a receptionist to help you.
The front deskis the reception, in other words.

3)

Fill the gap: I have a reservation ________________________ Christina Rebuffet.

4)

Put the words in order: with your confirmation Do you? you booking to happen have

5) You say "Here you go!" when ...

  • to show that you're happy that the hotel indeed reserved a room for you
  • when the person you are talking to walks away from you
  • you give something to a person
  • you get something from a person

6)

Put the words in order: you card make Do to have used the booking? the you

7) Some hotels want you to make a "security deposit". Explain in your words what that means.

Answer the question using your own words

8) After you check out of the hotel, you will get back your money, or in other words ...

  • you will reimburse
  • you will be reimbursed by the hotel
  • you will reimburse by the hotel
  • you will reimburse your money

9) "Putting a hold" on your card means ...

  • not giving back your card until you leave
  • that you are asked to authorize a security deposit
  • they are waiting for you to make another payment to cover for potential damages
  • they'll need to take your card from you for a while

Vocabulary list

  • Hello, I have a reservation under the name of Christina Rebuffet.: This phrase is to tell the receptionist which name to check in their computer system.
  • Do you happen to have your booking confirmation with you?: You can help the receptionist find your reservation if you give them your booking confirmation number.
  • Here you go: A phrase to say when you give something to someone
  • Do you have the card you used to make the booking?: The receptionist will then ask for your payment card, and if you booked online, it often needs to be the same card you used to make the booking.
  • security deposit n.: This is money they temporarily block in your account. just in case you have a rockstar party and destroy the hotel room.
  • We’re going to put a $120 hold on your card. It’s a security deposit of $30 a night.: This 'hold' is the security deposit, the money that will be blocked on your card temporarily
  • temporarily adv.: for a short time; not permanently
  • a refundable deposit: a security payment that will be paid back
  • reimburse v.: to pay back, to refund

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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