ESL Hotel Listening

There are several ESL hotel listening tasks on this page that will help you prepare for when you need to go to a hotel and speak and listen to what the staff might say to you. By practicing listening to the hotel words now you will be prepared for when you need to listen to them in a real conversation.

You can use the ESL hotel listening tasks on this page to prepare yourself for going to a hotel and listening to the staff.

There are a range of ESL hotel listening tasks for you to do on this page where you need to listen to recordings of a native English speaker and then do some activates afterwards. You can listen to the recordings a few times to do each task, and you can listen after you have finished to help you get used to understanding a native accent. If you need any help with how the hotel words should sound when being spoken you can go to the ESL hotel vocabulary page that has a recording of the vocabulary list being spoken by a native English speaker.

There are the following four exercises for you to do on this page:

  • Identify spoken word order.
  • Identify spoken definition.
  • Listening comprehension.
  • Dictation passage.

ESL Supermarket Listening Exercises

Exercise 1 – Identification of Spoken Word Order

For this ESL hotel listening task you need to listen to the following recording and then decide which option (A-D) in each question has the words in the same order as when they are spoken. When you have finished you can use the get score button to see how many you got correct.



ESL Hotel Identification of Spoken Word Order


Listen to the recording of the five groups of five words each given above and decide which option (A-D) in the five questions in this test has the correct order.

1) Which is the correct order for group of words one?
        A) Inn, Toaster, Efficient, Frequently, Bar
        B) Inn, Bar, Efficient, Toaster, Frequently
        C) Toaster, Bar, Efficient, Frequently, Inn
        D) Bar, Efficient, Toaster, Frequently, Inn
2) Which is the correct order for group of words two?
        A) Balcony, Deliver, Complimentary, Fully booked, Natural
        B) Balcony, Natural, Complimentary, Deliver, Fully booked
        C) Deliver, Natural, Complimentary, Fully booked, Balcony
        D) Natural, Complimentary, Deliver, Fully booked, Balcony
3) Which is the correct order for group of words three?
        A) Concierge, Motel, Manager, Resident, Leisure
        B) Concierge, Leisure, Manager, Motel, Resident
        C) Motel, Leisure, Manager, Resident, Concierge
        D) Leisure, Manager, Motel, Resident, Concierge
4) Which is the correct order for group of words four?
        A) Luxurious, Complimentary, Lobby, Resident, Convenient
        B) Luxurious, Convenient, Lobby, Complimentary, Resident
        C) Complimentary, Convenient, Lobby, Resident, Luxurious
        D) Convenient, Lobby, Complimentary, Resident, Luxurious
5) Which is the correct order for group of words five?
        A) Tip, Expensive, Resident, Valet, Bar
        B) Tip, Bar, Resident, Expensive, Valet
        C) Expensive, Bar, Resident, Valet, Tip
        D) Bar, Resident, Expensive, Valet, Tip

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Correct answers:

Exercise 2 – Identification of Spoken Definition

In the next ESL hotel listening activity you need to decide which option (A-D) in each question has the word that goes with the spoken definition in the recording. To see the correct answers you should use the get score button.



ESL Hotel Listening Identification of Vocabulary Meaning


Listen to the recording of the meanings of the five vocabulary words given above and decide which word out of the options (A-D) in each question matches the meaning.

1) What is the meaning of the first definition in the recording?
        A) Supply
        B) Price
        C) Housekeeping
        D) Location
2) What is the meaning of the second definition in the recording?
        A) Convenient
        B) Confirm
        C) Interest
        D) Hotel
3) What is the meaning of the third definition in the recording?
        A) Balcony
        B) Situate
        C) Quote
        D) Reception desk
4) What is the meaning of the fourth definition in the recording?
        A) Waiter
        B) Award
        C) Maid
        D) Appointed
5) What is the meaning of the fifth definition in the recording?
        A) Accommodation
        B) Appreciate
        C) Luxurious
        D) Facilities

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Correct answers:

Exercise 3 – Listening Comprehension

Now for this ESL hotel listening exercise you need to listen to and understand the following spoken passage and then answer the questions about it. Again you can use the get score button to see how you did.

At the end of the page there is a link that you can click to see the full text so you can check your understanding.



ESL Hotel Listening Comprehension


Listen to the recording of the passage about hotel above and answer the following five questions.

1) When booking an expensive hotel, what will the price include?
        A) Room only.
        B) Room with breakfast.
        C) Room with dinner, bed and breakfast.
        D) Room with free drinks.
2) In what situation would you expect to find a hot buffet at breakfast?
        A) When they are short staffed.
        B) When the hotel has many guests.
        C) When no one wants a continental breakfast.
        D) When they want to use up left-over food.
3) Why do some hotels offer a packed lunch?
        A) They can use up bread left over from breakfast this way.
        B) They do not want to cook in the evening.
        C) In remote areas there are few cafes.
        D) The guests did not eat their breakfasts.
4) Why are extra towels provided at the swimming pool?
        A) It stops room towels being taken to the pool area.
        B) Room towels might blow away on a windy day.
        C) Room towels are too small.
        D) Room towels are too heavy to carry to the pool.
5) If you attended a themed event, what would you expect?
        A) Food from different parts of the world.
        B) You would cook your own food.
        C) All the food would be cold.
        D) All the food would be from one culture.

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Correct answers:

Exercise 4 – Dictation

In the final ESL hotel listening activity you need to listen to the recording of a passage being spoken and then write it down exactly as it is said. The passage is said twice in the recording: the first time at a slow speaking rate and then in the second with pauses after every few words and the punctuation included.

There is another link at the end of the page that you can use to see the full text of the passage so you can check your answer and see how much you got correct.





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