Multimedia Role Play for Chinese

Booking a ticket in a hotel A | 在旅馆订机票 A


A is a British student who is about to book an air ticket to Xi’an in a hotel.

B is a hotel receptionist, Miss Zhang.

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 hotel receptionist, if you can book a plane ticket to Xi'an for tomorrow.
  2. Say your room number is 118. Tell B that as you were in a very special situation (特殊情况tèshū qíngkuàng N) the manager let you have the room, but you must leave by tomorrow lunchtime.
  3. Ask B how he/she could get the ticket so easily.
  4. Thank B for her kindness. Ask B if you can pay for the ticket with a credit card.
  5. As you don’t have correct amount for the ticket, give B 1,000RMB. Ask B when the ticket will be ready for collection.