Lost in Russia: how to book a room in a hotel with no WiFi?
Useful Russian vocabulary for A2 students
Sometimes when on traveling we end up with no phone or laptop available and the only option is to ask locals. Imagine you’re lost in Russia (we do hope it’ll never happen to you though) somewhere in Sochi or Siberia and you need to book a room. What questions would you ask? Let’s learn with Enjoy Russian teacher Natalya (by the way, if you want to have a Skype lesson with Natalya today sign up here).
Situation 1: welcome to the hotel in Russia
Ok, so you go ahead and see some building by the beach with the words ГОСТИНИЦА. You come in and go straight to the reception. What should you ask? Of course, managers will probably start speaking English with you but you want to practice, don’t you?
Then you should ask the following:
– У вас есть свободные номера? (Have you got any rooms?)
– Есть ли… (is there …) двухместный/одноместный номер? (double/single room)
– Есть ли бесплатный wifi? (free wifi)
– Есть ли в гостинице сауна и бассейн? (Is there sauna or swimming pool?)
– Есть ли парковка, спортивный зал? (Is there a parking lot, a gym?)
– Где пляж? (Where is the beach?)
Situation 2: what questions should you be ready to answer to?
Yes, perfect, I take this room. What’s next? Then a person at the reception asks you some questions:
– Как ваше имя? (What’s your name?)
– Как долго Вы будете здесь жить? (For how long are you planning to stay in?)
– Какой ваш номер телефона? (What’s your phone number?)
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