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How to Use the First Conditional

Date: Aug 24 2012

Themes: Travel

Grammar: First Conditional

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As fun as it is to travel and see new places, it can also be stressful. Finding the perfect hotel is one way to cut down on the stress. It’s nice to have a comfortable room to come home to at the end of a long day of sightseeing.

But the perfect hotel often doesn’t come at the perfect price. In fact, paying for a place to sleep can destroy your travel budget if you aren’t careful. Find out what Mason and Jason look for in a hotel.

旅行和到新的地方观光不仅充满乐趣,也会让人疲惫。寻找一家理想的酒店,稍作休息,是缓解疲惫的不错方法。在结束一天的漫长观光后,能回到像家一样舒适的房间歇息,是再惬意不过的事情。

不过,理想的酒店通常没有理想的价格。往往一个不小心,在休息住所上花费的开支,就会打乱你的旅行预算。听听梅森和詹森心中的理想酒店。

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Mason

Mason

Jason

Jason

Mason:  You travel every now and again, right, for your band, right, Jason?

Jason:  Yeah, and other things. English, baby!, etc.

Mason:  Where do you find you stay most of the time?

Jason:  It’s really random. Sometimes I stay in the cheapest place, like if it’s in a major city, especially, I’ll end up staying, like in Los Angeles, in some out-of-the-way neighborhood.

Mason:  So I’ve done things both ways, like I’ve gotten to go on business travel where I stay at super nice places ‘cause I’m not paying for it. But then if I’m traveling, we stay in hostels, still. But we want the private room, you know, it’s not like total $15 for a bunk bed kind of thing.

Jason:  Shared bathroom?

Mason:  Shared bathroom, for sure. But it’s also like, I’m not paying to go on vacation to stay in my hotel. I’m paying to just be somewhere.

Jason:  Right. Although occasionally you do find a hotel on vacation that might be worth paying for. Like there was this hotel in Spain that was in this old house, and I was like, “Let’s stay there.” And it was totally worth it, just to feel like you were in the 19th century in the Spanish countryside.

Mason:  Yeah. So what other things do you think are worth splurging on when it comes to your hotels?

Jason:  Possibly location. It might be worth it to stay in the middle of town. And you can’t have a bed that’s too bad. Recently, staying at a hotel made me realize I need a new bed at my house. I was just like, “This is more comfortable than home!”

 

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Mason asks Jason where he likes to stay when he travels. Jason says that he stays in different places depending on where he goes. When he visits big cities like Los Angeles, he typically stays in the cheapest place he can find, because big cities are often expensive.

When Mason travels for business, he gets to stay in nice hotels. But when he travels on his own, he typically stays in a cheap hotel or hostel. He likes to get a private room, but he doesn’t mind sharing a bathroom. He thinks that it doesn’t matter very much where he stays, because he doesn’t spend a lot of time in his hotel room when he is on vacation.

Jason says that the most important thing to him when looking for a hotel is its location. He also likes hotels with historic atmosphere.

Where do you usually stay when you travel? Describe your idea of the perfect hotel.

 

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Yutiko

Yutiko

Ukraine

I agree with Mason.As for me it doesn`t matter very much where I stay,coz I only sleep in my hotel room in travelling.Last summer my friend and I went to Montenegro.We got a small private room not far from the beach and had a good restSmile

10:53 AM Aug 24 2012 |

manu1985

India

right now I am staying in PG paying guest which is kind of small hostel in delhi. Although its location very convienent as its near to Metro station, but the food is really bad, but I have to cope with it, till i got increment in my salary.

09:04 AM Aug 24 2012 |

linjoy

linjoy

China

Most time I stay in cheap hotels, that is hostel.


But I never go the cheapest one, and I think I never find it.


Now when I plan to travel, I always think about camping. take the tent and sleepbag with me, this can save as much money as the cost of travel.But Sometimes I feel it is not that safe outside. and I do not know how to solve the problem of bathing. what should I do? bath in the river or faucet in the park? maybe. I am a man. who cares?


 

08:45 AM Aug 24 2012 |

reyhon

reyhon

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

last week we went gome . i have never been there so i was so excited , but you know what happend .it was not a good city . we were looking for a hotel for more than 5 hours . it became dark we were still looking , tired, hungry , too bad


finally we managed to find a room . there was everything diry i couldnt sleep that night .not a good memory


i want to say that hotels are so important

08:14 AM Aug 24 2012 |

zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

when i travel i prefer to stay in nice hotel

07:51 AM Aug 24 2012 |

nourelyakine

Algeria

when  i travel i prefer to have a rest in a cheap hotel Cool

07:45 AM Aug 24 2012 |

idrissever

idrissever

Turkey

There are a lot of confortible and cheap hotel in everywhere in my country. So i stay 5star and very nice hotel on my bisines trip.   

07:03 AM Aug 24 2012 |

Summer0113

Summer0113

China

Traveling is very fun,it is very nice to visit new place and see defferent scene.it will make someone excited and calm.but it all depends on you hv a nice hotel to live and comfortable food to eat.it is most important in the traveling.

07:00 AM Aug 24 2012 |

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m/d

m/d

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i prefer to chose a good,comfortable hotel during my traveling because i dont have alot of time to travel alot so i like to enjoy that opportunity completely in my idea except room facilities its view is so important too.i prefer nature than being in a center of big cities.for instance i like a room that when i open its windows i can breath fresh air,hear brieds sounds&watching a nice view such as forest or beach.another factor that i notice its that hotel staff behavior &their reception.but totally i believe if we dont nag alot &dont be perfectionist &decrease our expection rate we can enjoy our vacation in every where.Wink

06:45 AM Aug 24 2012 |

8312016

8312016

Switzerland

when iam traveling by teran i have a good place for sleeping but when itraveling by bus the trip became so hard. i usualy chose a suit for stay in a big sity. its comfortabel. i hate shared my bedroom its not traditinal in my country.


in my country  seldom people want king-bedroom or queen bedroom and  we usualy havent babysitting or good internet service.


the secend of ur paying in trip is for foods. but Generally traveling isnt expensive in compare united satae and Europe.


have a nice vacation. 

04:43 AM Aug 24 2012 |

madhukumar

India

when iam going tour with my friend then i decided be thier in the  hotels…....because it is not a stressfull …............its all easy because…............no one can never boared because in hotesls all facilites all thier that’s all people liking hotels…..betterr to enjoy…........

04:16 AM Aug 24 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

I was recently sent by a school to teach English to a group of Chinese high school students. I loved the teaching opportunity and the students were so smart and kind, but I also enjoyed being in the nice hotel paid for by the school. The school paid for me to live in a “suite” in the hotel which was really nice. I had three rooms instead of the usual one room. The suite was bigger than what I needed, but it was a “bit of luxury,” and who doesn’t like to experience that once in a while?


It’s nice to get away from our usual surroundings and experience something new. Being able to do something different is called  “a change of pace,” and we all need that sometimes. Routines can get boring and we become uninspired.


Even though I was only gone for a week, the experience energized me. I honestly didn’t want to come home so soon, but I have people (and two cats) who depend on me, so here I am back in my small apartment on the bay!


 

sam_moh

sam_moh

Yemen

when I travel for my studies i take a public Students’ Residence that is supported by volunteer associations , as for my bussiness travel i take also a hotel , for the perfect hotel , I like it to be in crewed places and the windows exposed to it to watch people movements and deal for getting a total idea about the visited country Market .


 

03:52 AM Aug 24 2012 |

S01142923Super Member!

Malaysia

I used to love to stay in a luxurious hotel. But now with the thought of bed bugs crawling all over me and used comforters, it just turns me off.

03:32 AM Aug 24 2012 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i do like to travel but if it’s bussines i book hotel but if is my vacation i try by all means to get a house that i can afford rent.

03:25 AM Aug 24 2012 |

Sophie89128

China

um, that depemds, like if I travel to some place where the minority live I would like to live together with them, of course if they permit.

02:55 AM Aug 24 2012 |

TITO007

TITO007

Saudi Arabia

actually i’m living and working now in ksa and i life in the hotel since i came my company i think i’m lucky a little bit :D

01:52 AM Aug 24 2012 |

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TITO007

TITO007

Saudi Arabia

first comment yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

01:47 AM Aug 24 2012 |

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