1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.
2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.
Sure, the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok is one of the best hotels in the world. Its rooms are hip and minimalist and smell like anise. But wouldn’t you rather ditch the snobbish luxury and, instead, nestle yourself under a fur blanket in a hotel made of ice?
Listen to Emily and Logan talk about their vacation plans and a really unique hotel.
1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.
2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.
Emily: So, where do you want to go on vacation this year? I know we’ve been talking about this a lot.
Emily: I mean, do you want to do something, you know, we could go back to, ah, Florida, or back to California like we’ve done in the past.
Logan: I’d kind of like to get out of the country, actually.
Logan: I’ve never been out of the country except for Canada.
Emily: Hm. Yeah, that doesn’t count.
Logan: That doesn’t count, no.
Emily: What are you thinking? Like, Australia? Europe? Where do you want to go?
Logan: Australia sounds fun, but I’d really like to go to Sweden.
Emily: There are some nice luxury hotels there.
Logan: Yeah, I was more looking on the lines of, ah, there’s this website “Unusual Hotels of the World”...
Emily: Huh! Sounds interesting.
Logan: ...and there’s this place called The Woodpecker Hotel. I’ll let you read it and see what you think.
Emily: Interesting. Ah, “thirteen meters above the ground.”
Emily: “In an oak tree.” Um, I don’t know about climbing a ladder every time we want to get in and out of our room, and…
Logan: It’d be good exercise.
There is no shortage of traditional hotels around the world. Most people think of their hotel room as just a place to drop their bags while they explore the local sites. But, for those who like to travel off the beaten path, for those who like to make their travels unique and memorable, there are some really fascinating places to stay around the world.
The site Unusual Hotels of the World lists all kinds of unusual hotels, from hotels under water to hotels perched up in the trees.