[Listening Difficult] Hotel Check-In

Pre-Listening Exercise

Most people look for budget or cheap hotels when they go on vacation, but no matter whether you stay in a cheap hotel or a luxurious one, you can encounter problems when making hotel reservations. Write a list of all the possible problems that could occur with hotel reservations (e.g., the receptionist who took your reservation misunderstood the date you were scheduled to arrive). Talk with a partner and discuss these.


eleventh hour” = until the last minute
Don’t wait until the eleventh hour to make a hotel reservation.”

tighten your belt” = live on less money
We need to tighten our belt and reserve a cheap hotel.”

Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.