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Which of these things do you do for work?

and
which for pleasure?
Compare with a partner.
How often do you do each one?
UNIT
MAKING A RESERVATION
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UNIT
GOALS
Making a reservation at a
hotel
Hiring a car
Booking an airline ticket
Want to, would like to
Which of these things do you do for work? and
which for pleasure?
Compare with a partner.
How often do you do each one?
WORK PLEASURE
Stay in a hotel
Rent a car
Travel by plane
Work in pairs. Look at the hotel receptionists computer screen.
Alex Meyer wants to book a room. List all the questions the
receptionist could ask.
May I have
your name,
please?
May I have
your name,
please?
I want to make a reservation
I would like to book a hotel room
Can I make a reservation ?
I want to make a reservation
I would like to book a hotel room
Can I make a reservation ?
1. like/ stay/ you/ would/ When/ to ?
2. you / or/ double / single room/ Would/ a/ like / a ?
3. I / name, / May/ please / have/ your?
4. that,/ you/ please/ spell/ Could ?
5. telephone / have/ number/ your/ I / Can ?
A. Put the words in the correct order to make the questions
the receptionist asked Alex.
1. like/ stay/ you/ would/ When/ to ?
2. you / or/ double / single room/ Would/ a/ like / a ?
3. I / name, / May/ please / have/ your?
4. that,/ you/ please/ spell/ Could ?
5. telephone / have/ number/ your/ I / Can ?
B. Listen and check track 29
C. Compare the questions with your list in 1-Brainstorming
A. Track 30. Listen to Alona making an airline reservation.
Complete the form
B. Listen again and complete the dialogue. Check your
answers with a partner
SITUATION 1
You want to stay at the Park Hotel next week for 3
nightS. Call your partner at the Park Hotel and make a
reservation for a double room.
Look at the
information in
Worksheet B
Look at the
information in
Worksheet A
You are the receptionist at the Park Hotel. Your partner will
call you. Take his/her reservation. Use the computer screen
in 1 Brainstorming to help you ask the right questions.
You want to stay at the Park Hotel next week for 3
nightS. Call your partner at the Park Hotel and make a
reservation for a double room.
SITUATION 2
You want to fly to Frankfurt next Monday. You want a
single ticket. Call your partner at First Travel and make a
reservation.
Look at the
information in
Worksheet B
Look at the
information in
Worksheet A
You want to fly to Frankfurt next Monday. You want a
single ticket. Call your partner at First Travel and make a
reservation.
You are a travel agent for First Travel in Madrid. Your
partner will call you to book a flight. Take his/her
reservation. Ask questions and complete the form.
(There is only one flight per day at 11.40; a single
flight is 700)
Look at the pictures
A. Complete these sentences about the rental cars in the
photos
B. Work in pairs. You are going to the UK
and you need to rent a car there. You
have to drive long distances to
meetings, so you need a comfortable car
that doesnt use too much petrol. Youd
also like to use the car to take clients to
business lunches. Look at the cars in the
photos. Decide which one might be the
best for your needs using the words in
the box
But its the most
expensive. The Vectra
is cheaper and more
economical than the
Galaxy
B. Work in pairs. You are going to the UK
and you need to rent a car there. You
have to drive long distances to
meetings, so you need a comfortable car
that doesnt use too much petrol. Youd
also like to use the car to take clients to
business lunches. Look at the cars in the
photos. Decide which one might be the
best for your needs using the words in
the box
I think the Galaxy is
the best because its
the most comfortable
But its the most
expensive. The Vectra
is cheaper and more
economical than the
Galaxy
Comfortable Expensive Stylish
Fast Economical big
A. Track 31. Listen to Sven Jonsson reserve a rental car for when he
arrives at London Gatwick airport. Answers these questions
When is he arriving in the UK?
a. 2
nd
May
b. 12th May
c. 22nd May
d. 25th May
Which car does he choose?
a. Mercedes
E240
b. Ford Focus
c. Vauxhall
Vectra
d. Ford Galaxy
a. 2
nd
May
b. 12th May
c. 22nd May
d. 25th May
How many days does he want
the car for?
a. one
b. two
c. three
d. four
What type of car does he
want?
a. hatchback
b. saloon
c. estate
d. People
carrier
a. Mercedes
E240
b. Ford Focus
c. Vauxhall
Vectra
d. Ford Galaxy
What is his fax number?
a. Sweden 16
598 588
b. Sweden 16
998 598
c. Switzerland
16 598 588
d. Switzerland
16 998 598
B. Listen again and complete the agents questions
1. How many .., Mr Johnson?
2. And what kind .?
3. How a Mercedes E240 ?
4. Can I .fax number?
B. Listen again and complete the agents questions
1. How many .., Mr Johnson?
2. And what kind .?
3. How a Mercedes E240 ?
4. Can I .fax number?
A. You are going to book a hotel room, an airline ticket and a
rental car.
You are an agent. Your teacher will
tell you wich service you offer.
Make a sign for your service (e.g
Marios Car Hire) and a form to
complete for each reservation. Use
the example form to help you.
You are a customer. Make
notes about when you want
to travel, where you want to
stay and what kind of car
you would like.
B. Role play conversations between customers and agents
Give information and take reservations
Go to the agents and ask for information. Choose the
best agents and make your reservations
When you finish - Change roles
Tell the class which agents your chose
e.g: I chose Marios
Car Hire because it
was cheaper than
the others, and he
was the most
helpful
Cheap
helpful
More choice
Convenient
e.g: I chose Marios
Car Hire because it
was cheaper than
the others, and he
was the most
helpful
Efficient
Good value for money
Suited my needs
Convenient
Good service
1-syllable adjectives: add -est to the adjective (plus the)
My sister is the tallest in our family.
Yesterday was the coldest day of the year so far.
Note: If the word ends: consonant-vowel-consonant, then the last
consonant is usually doubled in the superlative. Examples: big-
biggest, fat-fattest, hot-hottest.
SUPERLATIVES
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1-syllable adjectives: add -est to the adjective (plus the)
My sister is the tallest in our family.
Yesterday was the coldest day of the year so far.
Note: If the word ends: consonant-vowel-consonant, then the last
consonant is usually doubled in the superlative. Examples: big-
biggest, fat-fattest, hot-hottest.
2-syllable adjectives ending in -y: change the -y to -iest (plus the)
The richest people are not always the happiest.
Which do you think is the easiest language to learn?
She's the luckiest person I know.
Beware: Do not confuse adjectives and adverbs. 2-syllable adverbs
ending in -y form their superlative with the words the most. Example:
Of all the people I know my father drives the most quickly (quickliest).
.
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2-syllable adjectives ending in -y: change the -y to -iest (plus the)
The richest people are not always the happiest.
Which do you think is the easiest language to learn?
She's the luckiest person I know.
Beware: Do not confuse adjectives and adverbs. 2-syllable adverbs
ending in -y form their superlative with the words the most. Example:
Of all the people I know my father drives the most quickly (quickliest).
.
Other 2-syllable adjectives: use more with the unchanged adjective
The shops are always more crowded just before Christmas.
Is there anything more boring than reading about grammar?
My sister is more careful with her writing than I am with mine.
Note: The comparative of some shorter 2-syllable adjectives can be
formed with -er. Examples: simple-simpler, clever-cleverer, narrow-
narrower. To be sure which comparative method to use, you will
need to consult a good dictionary.
.
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Other 2-syllable adjectives: use more with the unchanged adjective
The shops are always more crowded just before Christmas.
Is there anything more boring than reading about grammar?
My sister is more careful with her writing than I am with mine.
Note: The comparative of some shorter 2-syllable adjectives can be
formed with -er. Examples: simple-simpler, clever-cleverer, narrow-
narrower. To be sure which comparative method to use, you will
need to consult a good dictionary.
.
Adjectives with 3 or more syllables: use the most with the
unchanged adjective
Some people think that Russian is the most difficult language.
Albert Einstein was the most intelligent person in history.
My most enjoyable class is English.
You are the most irritating person I have ever met!
.
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Adjectives with 3 or more syllables: use the most with the
unchanged adjective
Some people think that Russian is the most difficult language.
Albert Einstein was the most intelligent person in history.
My most enjoyable class is English.
You are the most irritating person I have ever met!
.
NOTE 1
Following are two common irregular
comaparative/superlative forms:
good-better-the best
bad-worse-the worst
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Following are two common irregular
comaparative/superlative forms:
good-better-the best
bad-worse-the worst
NOTE 2
The following guidelines apply to the comparative/superlative of most
adverbs:
1-syllable adverbs: add -er/-est
I can run faster than you. / I can run the fastest in my class.
She works harder than me. / She works the hardest of all students.
Other adverbs: use more / the most*
She ran more quickly than me. / Of all the students she ran the most quickly.
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The following guidelines apply to the comparative/superlative of most
adverbs:
1-syllable adverbs: add -er/-est
I can run faster than you. / I can run the fastest in my class.
She works harder than me. / She works the hardest of all students.
Other adverbs: use more / the most*
She ran more quickly than me. / Of all the students she ran the most quickly.
NOTE 3
*In informal English it is common to hear the adjectival
comparative/superlative form of two-syllable adverbs. For example: She ran
quicker than me. | She ran the quickest.
*Many educated English speakers prefer to use the nominative plus a verb
rather than the accusative in such comparative sentences, especially in formal
situations. They say, for example, My sister is taller than I am. or She ran more
quickly than I did.
The alternative, omitting the verb as in the following examples, is considered
to be even more formal and is avoided by most British English speakers: My
sister is taller than I. or She ran more quickly than I.
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*In informal English it is common to hear the adjectival
comparative/superlative form of two-syllable adverbs. For example: She ran
quicker than me. | She ran the quickest.
*Many educated English speakers prefer to use the nominative plus a verb
rather than the accusative in such comparative sentences, especially in formal
situations. They say, for example, My sister is taller than I am. or She ran more
quickly than I did.
The alternative, omitting the verb as in the following examples, is considered
to be even more formal and is avoided by most British English speakers: My
sister is taller than I. or She ran more quickly than I.
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Comparative
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