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Hotel Lesson Plan (ESL): Advanced
Hotel Lesson Plan (ESL): Warm-Up
1) What types of accommodation are available for travelers? Which do you prefer?
2) What are the differences between a 2 star and 5 star hotel?
3) How do you plan your holidays?
Reading: The Worst Hotel in the World
Hotel Lesson Plan (ESL): Comprehension & Follow-Up Questions
1) How does the Hans Brinker Hotel protect the environment?
2) Name three positive comments about the hotel mentioned in the reviews.
3) What does the manager think about the hotel being labeled ‘the worst hotel in the world’?
4) Would you stay at the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel?
5) Have you stayed at such a place or had an experience like the second reviewer’s?
Hotel Lesson Plan (ESL): Vocabulary Matching
|take the plunge (idiom)|
|~ish (e.g. cleanish)|
- flaunt – display sth you are proud of to others in order to impress them
- dub – give an unofficial name or nickname to sb or sth
- cater – provide a group with what is needed or required
- amenity – a useful feature of a building or place
- squalid – extremely dirty/unpleasant, esp. as a result of poverty or neglect
- liable – responsible; legally answerable
- limb – an arm or leg of a person or animal
- take the plunge – commit yourself to a course of action you feel nervous about
- ish – somewhat
- albeit – although
- dire – very bad (BrE)
- weed – marijuana
Hotel Lesson Plan (ESL): Connect the below idea(s) to make a sentence.
government / uprising
flaunt / amenity
cater / rich people
|squalid / accommodation|
|liable / limb|
|take the plunge|
|dire / albeit|
|weed / Amsterdam|
Hotel Lesson Plan (ESL): Role-Plays
You are a travel agent. Soon, your phone will ring.
You would like to book a holiday but you haven’t decided on a destination. Call your travel agent (Student A) and ask for his/her advice. Book a flight, accommodation, and get recommendations about things to do in the area.
You are staying at a hostel. Last night was the worst night of your life. Think of some problems you could have experienced (e.g. passport stolen, bed bugs, etc). Then complain to the receptionist and try to get your money back.
You are the receptionist at a cheap hostel.
Hotel Lesson Plan (ESL): Discussion Questions
1) What do you think of Amsterdam?
2) “Eco-friendly”: is this just a way for companies to be cheap?
3) What do you think of traveler review websites, such as Tripadvisor? Do you use them?
4) Does your country have love hotels like in Japan?
5) Would you ever try couchsurfing?
Hotel Lesson Plan (ESL) copyright Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com