SPEAKING – PART 2 + 3 A Hotel
Các em ơi hãy cùng cô Nhã chuẩn bị cho “hotel”, một trong những chủ đề có thể gặp trong phần thi nói của IELTS nhé.
Em hãy học những cấu trúc hay được in đậm (tra cứu từ điển với những từ /cấu trúc mới để nắm được cách phát âm và cách sử dụng). Sau đó hãy trả lời các câu hỏi nhưng cũng nhưng không học thuộc lòng câu trả lời mà hãy trả lời theo cách của em. Em nên làm việc nhóm với một bạn khác để bạn đóng vai trò làm giám khảo hỏi em những câu hỏi dưới đây hoặc cả hai cùng thảo luận những câu hỏi trong phần này. Dùng lại được một số cấu trúc hay mà em học được từ bài mẫu khi có thể. Em nên dùng lại các cấu trúc này càng nhiều tốt khi giao tiếp bằng tiếng Anh để có thể thực sự dùng được chúng sau này trong nói và viết. Chúc em học và nói thành thạo về chủ đề này J.
Nếu cần tìm bạn ghép nhóm để học em có thể gọi về số 0917511052 để được trợ giúp. Các anh chị trợ giảng sẽ tìm nhóm học cho em. (Cô Nhã)
Describe a hotel you stayed at or have seen. You should say:
what the name of the hotel was
where it was
what facilities it had
and explain your impressions of this hotel.
There was a very nice hotel that I used to frequent called …...
It was located in ………... It was close to a market so if you felt like making yourself something to eat instead of going to the cafeteria, then you could just take a stroll, buy what you want and go back to your room and eat it.
Each room at the hotel had a nice kitchen that contained a stove and other basic utilities needed for a homey kitchen. The hotel also had excellent swimming facilities. The swimming pool wasn't very large but it was kept clean all year round and was heated to perfection in the winter. This was one of my favorite places in the entire hotel. The hotel also had a very good bowling alley. This was another of my favorite places to hang out. On one floor there was even a disco and a spa. This hotel had virtually everything. Although I never got a very good look at the cafeteria I was always told that it served good food and that all of the waiters and waitresses were very kind and helpful.
I personally liked this hotel and enjoyed staying there. All of the maids and cleaning staff were very cheerful and the hotel carried an air of joy and happiness. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.
1. Is tourism an important industry in Vietnam?
In my opinion tourism is very big in Vietnam. I believe that it is very important to the Vietnamese economy. If it weren't for tourism, Vietnam would have to look for other ways to bring money into the country. Tourism not only helps to bring in money, but also helps to influence and modernize Vietnam.
2. How has tourism contributed to the development of your hometown ( or the place where you live now, or Vietnam)?
Tourism has helped by making people more aware of the value of old buildings and famous places. Because of the attraction of these places there is more of an effort to preserve and improve them. There is also more development to make tourists and travelers more comfortable. The hotels and hostels are improving their standards, and the restaurants are learning to cater to westerners.
3. Has tourism had any bad effects on your hometown ( or the place where you live now )?
Because of the rapid development and the expansion of cities, tourism will force many people to move out of their old, lower-priced homes. These people will have to find new, often more expensive apartments and houses. This may be difficult for them and they may not be able to afford the new housing. Also, the construction workers who build new buildings and roads will be out of work when they are completed. This will cause a rise in unemployment.
Accommodation When Traveling
4. When people are traveling away from home, what choices do they have for places to stay? What kinds of hotels does Vietnam have?
There are many very nice hotels all around Vietnam. Almost every city will have at least one of the more well-known international hotels. There are also local hotels that are cheaper and economical. Then there are hostels and dorms where you can stay for a very low price for a longer time.
5. How have hotels changed in recent years?
I think the standard of hotels has risen in general. The standard hotel has nicer facilities and often more options as far as rooms and prices go. They are now put in more convenient places and also well-distributed around the city. Hotel service has also gotten much better as employees are aware of how important it is to treat guests well.
6. What facilities should a (good) hotel have?
I think a good hotel should have everything that people need to stay for a while. It should have a restaurant or some place where the people staying there could get food easily. It should have a few places for recreation and exercise, such as a gym, swimming pool, and sports equipment room. It should also have a business center with Internet access, international phone service, fax, printer, photocopier, and computer.
7. What could be done to improve the environment (e.g., the appearance in some hotels?)
The hotels should be nicely and tastefully decorated. They should have a simple, efficient layout that does not confuse the guests. The outside should be clean and the outside appearance should match the inside decor. It also would be an improvement to make sure that there are plenty of plants and trees.
8. What kind of people (what kind of personal qualities) are best suited to work in a hotel?
The most important qualities for working in a hotel are friendliness and consideration. When the staff of a hotel is friendly and considerate the guests are well taken care of and happy. It is also important fur the staff to be neat and clean. This will help them to make their work area and the hotel clean for the guests.
9. What can hotel service people (hotel employees ) do to help tourists?
The most important thing is for the hotel employees to be able to understand the tourists and guests. Efforts should be made to make sure that most of the hotel personnel have at least a basic knowledge of English. It is also nice to have a few people who speak other common languages or languages that are spoken by people who frequent the hotel. It is good to also be able to give directions to nearby tourist spots or have a service to help tourists get to more distant ones.
Cô Nhã (thạc sĩ chuyên ngành giảng dạy ngôn ngữ tại đại học Queensland, Australia), giáo viên Đại học Ngoại ngữ đã có kinh nghiệm dạy IELTS hơn 20 năm. Cùng với nhóm giáo viên của Đại học Ngoại ngữ trong những năm qua cô đã giảng dạy cho hàng ngàn học sinh, sinh viên, người đi làm. Rất nhiều trong số này đã đạt được 7.5 đến 8.5 trong kỳ thi IELTS.