Multimedia Role Play for Chinese

Arriving at a hotel A | 旅 馆 登 记 A


A is a British student who has just got to a hotel from the airport in the early evening.

B is the hotel manager, Mr. Li.

Tasks for A, a British student

Make the conversation as realistic as possible by greeting each other at the beginning and by using small talk. Try to anticipate the flow of the conversation by looking at the following prompts.

  1. Ask B, the manager, how much a standard single room (普通单人房 pŭtōng dānrén fáng N) costs.
  2. You don't have very much money and you won't take a double room.
  3. If B doesn't have a single room for you, ask B to recommend a cheapish hotel nearby.
  4. Explain to B that you are a student, and that you don't intend to stay for long. You just want to stay for one night, because it is too late for you to do anything else.
  5. Agree to any conditions, as long as the manager lets you stay for one night.
  6. Ask B where you can change money.
  7. Ask B to recommend a place to eat.