English podcast #5 – Hotel check in

En esta serie de english podcast podrás practicar tu comprensión, listening de inglés. Hoy hacemos el check in en el hotel.


Hotel Check in.

Colberto: I can’t believe we finally made it! Come on guys, let’s go check in. Be sure to have your ID ready. 1

Sandy: Do we all need to give them our ID? All I brought was my passport.

Colberto: I think you need one ID per room, so that’s 10 IDs. Any photo ID should work.

Receptionist: Welcome to the Garden Hotel. My name is Alicia.

Colberto: Hi Alice…

Receptionist: My name is Alicia.

Colberto: I’m sorry, Alicia. We have a reservation for 10 double rooms for single use under Frepypsa. 2

Receptionist: Frepypsa…Hmmm, there doesn’t seem to be any reservation under that name, sir. 3

Colberto: Maybe I made it under my name, Colberto Precio.

Receptionist: Ah, yes. Here it is. From the 4th to the 11th, but on the computer it says it’s for 5 double rooms, not 10 single rooms.

Colberto: That’s impossible! I have the invoice right here and clearly says we booked …five rooms. I’m positive I told the woman I spoke to that we needed 10 rooms. This isn’t a vacation with a group of friends, we’re travelling on business! 4

Receptionist: I’m sorry Mr. Precio, but there’s a trade show in town and we are booked solid. I can recommend a motel near the airport that always has rooms available for the extra five people or you can share. 5

Colberto: This is an outrage! I am not happy about this at all, but we need to stay together. Since there are 5 women and 5 men, that means we’re uneven. Sandy, I hope you don’t mind sharing with me. 6

Receptionist: O.K. I’ll need one ID per room for registration, please.

Colberto: Here you go. 7

Receptionist: You’re all set then. Here is a personal complimentary breakfast voucher for each of you for the duration of your stay to help make up for the inconvenience. If you need anything be sure to let us know.


i360-by-diverbo-useful-vocabulary VOCABULARY

  1. ID means ‘tarjeta de identificación’, it can be you DNI (no one knows what that is outside of Spain), passport or driver’s license.
  2. A Single roomhabitación individual (twin bed is a cama sencilla), A double roomdoble can have a double or full-sized bed (queen and king-sized are even more spacious).
  3. You make a reservation under a certain name; yours, your spouse’s (tu pareja de matrimonio) or your company’s.
  4. I’m positive means that you are sure, estás seguro. To travel on business is de negocios, we don’t say of business.
  5. Trade show/fair, as you know, means feria de muestras o industrial. To be booked solid estar totalmente al completo. To share a room is compartir.
  6. An outrage is un ultraje, algo indignante. Since in this case means como or ya que. Even means igual and uneven means desigual.
  7. Here you go means aquí tienes.
  8. To be set is estar listo. Complimentary usually means that it’s on the house, invita la casa. A voucher is another word for cupon which means un vale. Make up for the inconvenience compensar por la molestia.


14/03/2016Level - difficulty 2United StatesUnited States 2Audio