386 Hotel Life


Trina talks about having to travel and live in hotels.

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Adrienne: So, Trina, with your new job, you travel a lot, where do you stay when you you're traveling?

Trina: I stay in hotels.

Adrienne: How do you like that?

Trina: I like it. It depends on the hotel though. Some of the hotels we stay in are very, very nice and some of the hotels we stay in are not so nice.

Adrienne: Mm, tell me about the ones that are not so nice.

Trina: Mm, the ones that are not so nice, generally they're just a little bit more messy than the nicer hotels we stay at, so front desk is a little disorganized. The rooms aren't as nice. They aren't as fancy, they aren't as pretty, but they're nice.

Adrienne: So what do you look for in a good hotel?

Trina: A comfortable bed, down comforter, English speaking TV, and a bathroom.

Adrienne: A bathroom in your room you mean?

Trina: Yes.

Adrienne: Have you ever stayed in a hotel that didn't have the bathroom in your room?

Trina: No, not yet.

Adrienne: OK, well you might some day, and it is nice to have one inside your hotel. Is there anything you ever like to take from the hotels?

Trina: Yes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hairbrush, that's about it.

Adrienne: OK, well that's good. Those are all the things you are meant to take away. Have you ever found that you really like a shampoo, or soap or something that you found at a hotel?

Trina: Yes, several times, but sometimes you can't never find it again.

Adrienne: Ah, that's a good point.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

messy

The ones that are not so nice, generally they're just a little bit more messy than the nicer hotels.

When something is 'messy' it means that it is untidy or disorganized.

Notice the following: 1. I think you should tidy your room as it is very messy.
2. I am not a naturally messy person.

front desk

The front desk is a little disorganized.

The 'front desk' is the area in a reception of a building or hotel where you are welcomed by a member of staff. It is where you go to ask questions or to pay for your services.

Notice the following:

  1. I work on the front desk.
  2. I think you will need to go and ask directions at the front desk.

fancy

They aren't as fancy, they aren't as pretty, but they're nice.

'Fancy' means that something looks good and has an expensive or detailed design or look.

Notice the following:

  1. I do not like fancy clothes.
  2. The cake looked very fancy.

comforter

A comfortable bed, down comforter, English speaking TV, and a bathroom.

A 'comforter' is a piece of bedding that you use to cover yourself to keep warm in bed. It is the big blanket that usually goes on top of all the other blankets and maybe has a nice design.

Notice the following:

  1. I need to get a warm comforter now that it is winter.
  2. I really like the comforter in your bedroom, where did you get it?

find it again

Yes, several times, but sometimes you can't ever find it again.

When you 'find it again' it means that you recover something that you thought you had lost or find something that you had purchased before and now can't find in any stores.

Notice the following:

  1. I thought I had lost my purse but I found it again.
  2. I hope I find my necklace again.

 

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
messy • front desk • fancy
comforter • find it again
  1. I need to spend some time cleaning my room today because it's really .
  2. You can only use that in the winter because it's too heavy for the summer.
  3. Do you want me to call down to the and ask for more towels?
  4. The restaurant was somewhere around here. Let's see if we can .
  5. Is this dress too for the party?