CULTURA E INGLÉS LA COMBINACIÓN DEFINITIVA
En esta serie de english podcast podrás practicar tu comprensión, listening de inglés. Hoy aprendemos a decir y actuar cuando tu habitación esta ardiendo.
EAO-The room is on fire
SANDY: Uhff! Colberto, have you noticed that it’s really hot in here? 1
COLBERTO: Now that you mention it, it is. Shall I turn down the heat? 2
SANDY The heater is right here, I’ll do it… Uh oh, the knob is too hot to touch. 3
COLBERTO: Let’s call reception. We’re not going to be able to sleep with this heat. 4
SANDY Yeah call, and hurry up, I see smoke now!
RECEPTIONIST: Garden Hotel, how can I help you?
COLBERTO: Hello. I’m calling from room 1428. There is something wrong. The heater is smoking.
RECEPTIONIST: I’m sorry sir, who’s smoking? That is a non-smoking room! 6
COLBERTO: No, no. Nobody is smoking. It’s the heater.
RECEPTIONIST: Oh, there is smoke coming out of the heater? I will send someone up immediately. Please, open the window and wait outside your room until the maintenance man gets there.
COLBERTO: All right. We’ll do that. 7
MAINTENANCE MAN: What seems to be the problem?
SANDY: It’s right in there sir. Has this ever happened before?
MAINTENANCE MAN: Aw, this is routine maintenance, Ma’m. This should only be about 5 minutes…. 8
– – –
MAINTENANCE MAN: Yep, just what I thought. The filters needed to be changed. It had overheated.
SANDY: Should we change rooms? I don’t feel very safe in there now. 9
MAINTENANCE MAN: Naw, you should be fine. The smoke has cleared out and I turned the thermostat down a bit.
COLBERTO: Thank you. We’ll let the front desk know how helpful you’ve been. Here you go. (Tries to tip him 5 dollars)
MAINTENANCE MAN: I’m sorry sir. It’s hotel policy that we can’t accept tips. Ya’ll take care now.
1. To notice means darse cuenta.
2. Use ‘shall’ when you are suggesting/asking something. Remember to only use it in the 1st person, with ‘I’ and ‘we’.
3. Notice that ‘heat’ is calefacción or calor, while ‘heater’ is radiador o calefactor.
4. ‘Let’s’ is used to suggesting/ordering.
5. ‘There is something wrong’ means que algo va mal.
6. Remember to use ‘ma’am’ for women and ‘sir’ for men when you don’t know somebody by name.
7. All right = o.k.
8. This should only be = this should only take (tardar)
9. We need to change rooms. We use the plural; we don’t say ‘change of rooms’.
10. Hotel policy is not la póliza, it’s the política.
PROFESORA DE INGLÉS IN COMPANY, ESPECIALISTA EN BUSINESS WRITING
Errores comunes en inglés: To work "In" something
DIRECTORA DE PROMOCIÓN EXECUTIVE MASTER
Aprende con Sarah a usar en inglés “The end" de forma adecuada
Londres y sus misterios
Jesús J. Gavilán
Must See or Do
Add color to your English with Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta
Cate Blanchett, one of the most successful Australian actresses
Learn English to the rhythm of Bruno Mars!
Sunday Roast: Alimenta tu estómago y tu inglés