Summer is fast approaching, and more and more people start booking their holidays to get the best deals on vacations. Before I go on vacation, I always plan my trip. First, I usually have a look at some travel websites and review the popular destinations. Of course, I also check the costs involved in travelling to the place I like. If I want to fly, I compare the prices of different airlines. If I travel by train, I usually have a look at train passes and tickets. When looking for accommodation, I usually search websites and read reviews before choosing the right one. I don’t really mind staying at economic hotels, but I’m really concerned about cleanliness and comfort. When I’m not sure about a place, I usually call to ask more questions.
Receptionist:Good afternoon, Cyclops Hotel. Can I help you?
Man: Good afternoon! I’d like to book a room.
Receptionist: Certainly. When for?
Man: From the 15th of June.
Receptionist: For how many nights?
Man: Just for three nights.
Receptionist: What kind of room would you like, Sir?
Man: A double room with an ensuite bathroom. I’d appreciate if I could have a room with a view over the sea.
Receptionist: Certainly, Sir. Let me check what is available. Yes, we have a room on the 2nd floor with an excellent view.
Man: How much is it per night?
Receptionist: It’s 95 euros per night, including breakfast.
Man: Is wi-fi available in the room?
Receptionist: Yes, wi-fi is available in the entire hotel, and is free of charge.
Man: All right. I’ll take it.
Receptionist: Can I have your name, please?
Man: Yes, my name is John Carpenter. Can you confirm my booking via e-mail?
Receptionist: Of course. What is your e-mail account?
Receptionist: Thank you for choosing us, Mr Carpenter. Goodbye.
to approach – közeledni
deal – jó üzlet, jó fogás
to review – áttekinteni
destination – úticél
to involve – magával hozni, vele járni
to compare – összehasonlítani
airline – légitársaság
review – értékelés
to be concerned about – valamivel foglalkozni/törődni
cleanliness – tisztaság
ensuite bathroom – szobához tartozó fürdőszoba
I’d appreciate if – nagyra értékelném, ha
a room with a view – szoba kilátással
available – elérhető, szabad, megszerezhető
entire – teljes
free of charge – költségek nélkül, ingyen
to confirm – visszaigazolni