Monday, 22 October 2012


Choose a hotel. Think about its facilities and services. Write a brief description and, when you think you are ready to speak, go to the following link and practise. ;-) You will have to register first!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


You can have a look at the duties a tourist information assistant has to carry out on this site.

If you want to become a tour guide here you can watch a video in which they tell you about the tourism industry and the opportunities it offers if you are interested in this field and you love travelling, meeting new people, etc. It also shows you the importance of history, geology and some other areas in order to become a good professional.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Here you can read about the job profile of a receptionist and the qualities and qualifications that are required in the UK.
Once you are familiarised with the main duties a hotel receptionist has to carry out you can watch the following video. It is very useful and interesting! ;)


What hotel facilities can you think of? 

Have a look at the following questions, watch the video that follows and answer the questions.
  1. Where is the hotel they advertise?
  2. What is the name of the capital? 
  3. In which ocean is it located?
  4. How far is the hotel from Malé?
  5. What means of transport do they take to go from Malé to the hotel?
  6. Name as many facilities as you can from the video. What adjectives do they use to describe them?

Here you have another video. It shows you a hotel in Miami.
Which hotel do you prefer? Why?
The Palms Hotel and Spa - Hotel Miami Beach
Unwind in a tropical and secluded ambience, just minutes away from exciting South Beach, and leave our oasis feeling re-balanced, relaxed, and rejuvenated. Fresh from a top-to-bottom renovation in 2010, The Palms Hotel & Spa will awaken your spirit with its all-new offerings, including 251 soothing guest rooms and suites with spa-inspired bathrooms, The Palms Spa -- an Aveda destination spa presenting soul-reviving spa experiences, natural gourmet cuisine at Essensia and a selection of inviting meeting and event facilities, all inspired by the hotel's lush landscape and seaside setting.

Friday, 5 October 2012


Here you have the document with the guidelines you need to do the project.
Good luck!

Assignment: This project should be carried out at Barajas airport. You (each student) must interview two people and ask for permission to video-record the interview. If not, at least ask permission to record the sound. Do it in pairs. Some interviews will be published on the blog for educational purposes.
Aim: To use English as a tool for communication and to get to know the people who visit our country (nationalities, reasons for travelling, accommodation expectations…)
Assessment criteria: It will be graded from 1 to 10 and will be part of the mark of the oral skills.
Deadline: By Monday 12th November. You will have to send me or hand in the files (with an extension I can see and listen to) and the transcription of the dialogues.

You can begin like this:
Good morning/afternoon/evening. I’m a student of Tourist Accommodation Management / Hotel Management / Travel Agencies and Events Management / Tourism at Hotel Escuela High School, Madrid. We are doing a project about why people travel. Would you mind answering a few questions? If you don’t mind, we would like to record the interview as a class practice. Thanks a lot.


  1. Where are you from?
  2. Where are you travelling to? What’s the name of the airport?
  3. How long have you been here?
  4. Have you been in Spain before?
  5. Where did you stay? (Accommodation)
  6. What’s a hotel for you?

a) A bed for the night
c) A bit of luxury once in a while
b) The office when away from the office
d) Home far from home

  1. What is/was the purpose of your visit?
  2. How often do you travel abroad?
  3. Which countries have you visited?
  4. What did you like most about Spain?

         Thanks for your help. Have a nice trip.