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Unformatted text preview: LearnEnglish Professionals TOURIST ACCOMMODATION AUDIOSCRIPT Listen to a travel agent explaining accommodation possibilities to a man and woman. Optional exercise Listen to the conv ersation and decide if the statements are True or False. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Travel agent: The woman would pref er a package tour. They are only interested in self­catering accommodation. The travel agent thinks that a self ­catering cottage would not be suitable. The woman doesn’t want to sleep in a dormitory. The travel agent thinks that hiring a caravan is a bad idea. (Answers below) Good afternoon. How can I help you? Man: We’re interested in a holiday in Wales. W e’d like to travel around and see a lot of the countryside. W e’d also like to do quite a bit of walking. Woman: Travel agent: advance. Woman: Travel agent: Man: We don’t want a package tour. That’s fine. I can give you information on the types of places you can stay, and help you book rooms in That would be perfect. Are you wanting self­catering accommodation or accommodation with m eals provided? A mixture of the two, I think. The m ain thing is that we want to get away from towns and cities. Travel agent: Well, you’ll find that Wales can offer a variety of serviced accommodation away from the crowds. There are country hotels, which are usually quiet and in extensive grounds. Man: I imagine they would be expensive. Travel agent: Yes, they can be. A cheaper option in a rural location would be farm accommodation. This is similar to a guest house or B&B, but on a working farm. You would get breakfast, and possibly an evening m eal provided. Woman: What options are there if we want to go self­catering? Travel agent: There are lots of country cottages, restored farmhouses, even castles, available on a self­catering basis. You would probably find, though, that you have to book for a week at a tim e. So they’re probably not suitable if you want to tour around Wales. Man: Woman: No. What about hostels? I’m not sure I’d want to sleep in a dormitory. Travel agent: Many hostels nowadays have private rooms as well as dormitories. Or you could try camping. There are plenty of campsites in Wales. Man: Travel agent: countryside. Man: Maybe we could hire a caravan. Yes, m ost campsites allow both tents and touring caravans. That could be an ideal way to see the We’d love to spend a few days in the mountains. Are there places to stay there? Travel agent: Yes, there are bunkhouses, which are like hostels but simpler. And in the really rem ote areas there are cam ping barns. These are very basic, and just provide a place to sleep. You need to take everything with you – sleeping bag, food, even a torch. Woman: Travel agent: Man: How do we find out where all these places are? I’ll get you som e brochures. And you can get a lot of information from the W elsh Tourist Board’s website. Thanks very much. W e’ll have to go away and think about exactly we want to do. www.britishc ouncil.org/pr of essionals.htm © The British Council, 2007 The United Kingdom’s in ternational orga nisation for educational opportunities and cu ltural relations. W e are registered in England as a charity. Answer s: 1 F, 2 F, 3 T, 4 T, 5 F ...
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