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Basic English Conversation 2. At the Swiss-Belhotel










After a nice conversation with Agustinus, the taxi driver brought Simon to Swiss-Belhotel of Manokwari city. At this lesson, we present a sample of basic English conversation between Simon Baker and Ana - the receptionist of Swiss-Belhotel.

Mr. (Simon) Baker wants to go to Mansinam island of Manokwari city for snorkeling over the beautiful coral reef there.Receptionist: Hello, good morning. Is there anything that I can do for you, sir?
Simon: Hi, I am Simon. I have just arrived here by Express Air. I have reserved a room through your website. I will be staying here for six days.
Receptionist: What's your complete name, sir?
Simon: Simon Baker.
Receptionist: Could I see your passport and visa, sir?
Simon: Here you are.
Receptionist: Wait a moment, Mr. Baker. I need to write down the number of your passport into our registration book. Yes, from our computer, you have reserved the room 034 from 13 November to 18 November. Have you got your "surat jalan."
Simon: What is it?
Receptionist: You need a "surat jalan" or "walking permit" where ever you travel around West Papua.
Simon: Where can I get it?
Receptionist: You can obtain the surat jalan from the local police station. You can go there after you put your luggage in your room. Our room boy will help you. Here is the key, Mr. Baker. I hope that you will enjoy your holiday in this city. Here are your passport and your visa too.
Simon: Thank you. Oh, yeah. I want to go to Mansinam island tomorrow. Can you arrange a boat for me?
Receptionist: I am sorry sir, I cannot arrange the boat for you but I can arrange the hotel's car to bring you to the Ketapang boat station tomorrow. From there, you can take a water taxi to the island.
Simon: How much do you charge for the car?
Receptionist: It is Rp. 50,000 (go and return). When you have returned to the boat station, just call me and I will send the car again to pick you up.
Simon: It sounds nice. I'll go tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. Is the car available?
Receptionist: It's available. We'll do our best to serve you, Mr. Baker.
Simon: Sorry, I haven't known your name.
Receptionist: I am Ana. Nice to meet you, Mr. Baker.
Simon: Nice to meet you too, Ana.


If you find that the above basic English conversation is too difficult for you to understand, please, click this link: "Percakapan Bahasa Inggris Dasar 2. Di Swiss-Belhotel " to read its translation in Indonesian language. After that you can go back to this page again to understand the dialogue.

The English conversation that you have just read above will not always be the same as the situation that you might encounter when talking to a hotel receptionist or you - as a receptionist - to a tourist. With the above sample of basic English Conversation which we present on this web-page we want to show you the typical questions and answers which people usually encounter in their dialogues with receptionists at the front office of a hotel. Every English learner needs to practice speaking English both with their friends and foreigners. Englishland as a leading free English learning website will continue to serve its growing number of website users by adding more lessons that is suitable for every working or business situation. Please, check our TOEIC preparation web-page for more lessons that are closely related to business world and work place.  If you feel that the sample of conversation in this page is too difficult for you, you can study lessons on this webpage: Conversation


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Also read:

Practice Basic English Conversation;

Basic English Conversation 1. Just Arrived in Manokwari city;

Basic English Conversation 2. At the Swiss-Belhotel

Basic English Conversation 3 At Ketapang Boat Station

Basic English Conversation 4. Snorkeling off the tropical island of Mansinam


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