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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Submitted by helenchenoby on Mon, 12/18/2017 - 03:42

Hi Derek, Thank you very much! Great teacher resources. Kind regards Helen

Submitted by Claire Barre on Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:00

it is not possible to click on the Audio mp3 link in order to listen to the text. How do you activate the link?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 07/29/2016 - 09:23

In reply to by Claire Barre

Hi Claire To listen to the audio, you just need to click on the 'Play' icon on the audio. If you want to save the audio you can right click anywhere on the black audio bar and you will be able to save it to your computer. Let me know if you are still having problems. Thanks, Cath

Submitted by sbahareen on Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:41

Hi Derek, Many thanks. Saba

Submitted by sbahareen on Thu, 07/21/2016 - 05:28

Hi Is there a way to download the audio clip? internet is not always available in the classrooms. So being able to download the audio will make it easier to use.

Submitted by Derek Spafford on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 14:52

Hi npquinn I've changed these now

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