地道美语听力播客:Checking into a Hotel
地道美语听力播客English as a Second Language Podcast (ESLPod)，是一家位于美国加州洛杉矶的英语教育研究机构推出的英文听力会话，于2005年7月23日首播， 主播Dr. Jeff McQuillan为南加州大学的语言学博士， 现专注于外国语学生的英语学习研究。该播客在iTunes store播客的教育子分类中，与Grammar Girl Just Vocabulary常居前三甲.I flew into Atlanta the afternoon before a big meeting. I hailed a taxi at the airport and told the driver the name of the hotel. I asked him how long it would take to get there. He said it would only be 20 minutes. I sat back and relaxed.
We got to the hotel and the doorman helped me take my luggage to the check-in desk . I said to the front-desk employee,
Rob: Hi, I'm checking in. The last name is Rama.
Clerk: Yes, here is your reservation . You have a standard room reserved for two nights. Is that right?
Rob: Actually, no. It should be a suite. I had booked a non-smoking king.
Clerk: Oh, my mistake. The reservation is for a suite and it is a non- smoking room with a king bed. I'm sorry for the error.
Rob: That's okay. I'm here a little early. Is it possible to check in right now?
Clerk: Sure, that's no problem. May I have your credit card? We need a credit card on file for your room charges and incidentals.
Rob: Here it is.
Clerk: Okay, now if you could please verify the room rate here, initial next to the X, and sign right here. How many keys will you need?
Rob: Oh, just one.
Clerk: Okay, you're all set. You're in room 1201. Take the elevators to the 12th floor and it will be on your left. Do you need any help with your bags?
Rob: No, I'm fine. Thanks.
Clerk: Enjoy your stay.