This activity provides short listening practice based around a phone call to a hotel to enquire about reservations.  

Derek Spafford

In this lesson, students will listen to someone booking a hotel. They will predict vocabulary, listen to the conversation and role-play the dialogue to practise their speaking skills. There are also suggestions for developing the theme of hotels to practise specific areas of grammar.


  • To practise listening skills
  • To improve students’ vocabulary and speaking skills


Adults and Teens


CEF level A2-B1  


30 minutes


The lesson plan, transcript and student worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below

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  • Hotels: Students complete a vocabulary exercise to learn words to talk about staying in a hotel

Find out more about listening skills for learners in our teacher development module Understanding listening skills.

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