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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing accommodation matters.

Listen to accommodation - living quarters provided for public convenience
Listen to board - food or meals in general, for example in a hotel
Listen to book - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance, here a room in a hotel
Listen to check in - announce one's arrival, for example at a hotel
Listen to check out - announce one's departure from a hotel
Listen to deposit - a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later
Listen to disturb - to put to inconvenience, to destroy the tranquillity
Listen to full board - when all your meals are provided at the hotel or rooms that you are paying to stay in
Listen to guesthouse - a house separate from the main house; for housing guests
Listen to half board - a hotel room combined with breakfast and either lunch or dinner
Listen to hotel - a building where travellers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
Listen to inn - a hotel providing overnight lodging for travellers
Listen to lounge - a public room (as in a hotel) with seating where people can wait
Listen to motel - an establishment which provides lodging and parking and in which the rooms are usually accessible from an outdoor parking area
Listen to porter - someone who guards an entrance
Listen to reception desk - a counter (as in a hotel) where guests are received
Listen to reservation - the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance, booking
Listen to room service - serving of food and drink to guests in their room
Listen to wake-up call - morning call
Listen to youth hostel - a supervised lodging for usually young travellers

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to We have accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
Listen to Joe guest house is a family owned and conveniently located in a peaceful and quiet setting in Vienna.
Listen to The price of the holiday includes flights, full board, and all extras.
Listen to The youth hostel provides comfortable accommodation for young people and families at a very affordable price.
Listen to Reservations require a 50% deposit 6 weeks prior to the reservation.
Listen to Accommodation is available on a full board or bed and breakfast basis.
Listen to Failure to check in to your hotel on the confirmed date of arrival will result in the forfeiture of the entire room deposit.
Listen to Visitors must register at the reception desk on arrival and on leaving.
Listen to Our 24-hour room service provides dining round the clock.
Listen to Services like wake-up call, washing laundry, faxing, copying and tourist information are available here.
Listen to Donīt disturb please.


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