Beginner Dialogues - In a Motel / Hotel

Key in lock on motel room door, close-up
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Make sure to understand the use of the verb 'like' when checking-in to a hotel, as well as how to ask polite questions with the modal verbs 'can' and 'may'. Understanding vocabulary related to travel will help you communicate when you are in a motel or a hotel.

Getting a Room for the Night
  1. Good evening. Can I help you?
  2. Yes, please. I'd like a room for the night.
  1. Would you like a single room, or a double room?
  1. A single room, please. How much is the room?
  1. It's $55 per night.
  2. Can I pay by credit card?
  1. Certainly. We take Visa, Master Card and American Express. Could you fill in this form, please?
  2. Do you need my passport number? No, just an address and your signature.
  1. (fills out the form) Here you are.
  2. Here's your key. Your room number is 212.
  1. Thank you.
  2. Thank you. If you need anything, dial 0 for the reception area. Have a good stay!
Key Vocabulary

Can I help you
I'd like a room
single, double room
Can I pay by credit card?
fill in this form
passport number
room number
reception

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