The tourism industry including hotels, travel services, airlines and airports and related services have a lot of specific terminology. This essential vocabulary can be taught with the help of listening activities, pictures of items, equipment, locations commonly encountered these working environments. . Role plays and speaking activities can help practice common conversational interactions and prepare students for internships or jobs in the tourism and hospitality fields.
This is an exercise helping students become familiar with the use of phrasal verbs in hotels. Phrasal verbs are commonly used in everyday English conversations in the hospitality industry. Learning these expressions allows hotel staff to communicate effectively with other staff and guests, understand instructions, and handle various situations that may arise.
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In this conversation, one woman asks her friend about the resort she stayed at on her vacation.
This is an elementary exercise introducing or reviewing basic hotel reception/front desk conversational language.
This is a hotel reception counter conversation exercise introducing and exploring hotel language and vocabulary. Students try to complete the conversation. Then they can listen to the conversation and check their answers.
Hotel reception listening and conversation (PDF)
This is an English language listening/speaking activity introducing and exploring hotel language and vocabulary. First, students listen to the audio and match the items to the pictures. Then, students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures. Or!! It can be done the other way around.
This is an English listening/speaking activity. Students try to complete the short dialogues using the speech bubbles. Then they listen to the audio and compare answers.
Asking for information travel dialogues(PDF)
(see the Youtube video of this exercise)
This is an ESL listening/speaking and writing lesson for practicing basic language for booking a room in a hotel. Students look at the pictures and write an appropriate conversation for booking a room. The they can listen to the audio and compare their answers.
Hotel booking dialogue practice (PDF)
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This is an English language exercise introducing and exploring the language and vocabulary of hotels. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures.
The picture sheet can be used in various ways. The teacher can randomly dictate the words from the second page, using sentences to give context and the students label the pictures with the appropriate vocabulary. Or the vocabulary can be scrambled on the board or on a sheet (see PDF page 3).
Essential hotel vocabulary (PDF)
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This is an English language exercise introducing and exploring short hotel conversational exchanges, usually involving guests asking for information. Students try to complete the dialogues with their own ideas.
Asking for information: hotel dialogues (PDF)
This is an ESL speaking and writing lesson for practicing basic language for hotel telephone reservations. The students fill in the boxes with the appropriate conversational language
Hotel telephone reservation dialogue (PDF)
This is an English language exercise introducing and exploring the language and vocabulary of staying in hotels. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures. This can be followed up by a speaking activity in which students have to explain what is happening in each of the pictures.
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11 Replies to “Hotel vocabulary and language exercises”
Good morning thank you for those very useful hotel exercises.
No problem. Happy to hear they are useful.
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