Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon
Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

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Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

Session 2

2.1 Une chambre d'hôtel

In this session, you go to the tourist information office to book a hotel room.

Key Learning Points

  • Asking about accommodation

  • Booking a hotel room

  • Using ll y a…

Activité 6

Look at the hotel tariff below. Give the English equivalents for the following words.

Que signifient les mots suivants?

  1. douche

  2. salle de bains

  3. familiale

Answer

  1. douche – shower

  2. salle de bains – bathroom. The room with salle de bains was more expensive, which was a clue you may have picked up.

  3. familiale – bedroom for more than two people, usually with a double bed and one, or sometimes two, single beds.

Activité 7

Vocabulaire
Pour combien de nuits ? For how many nights?
assez confortable quite comfortable
pas trop cher not too expensive
Je vais téléphoner l'll ring
Je vais vous montrer sur la carte l'll show you on the map

As you are waiting in the tourist information office you overhear a conversation between the woman on the desk and a tourist. Listen to Extract 43 then note down the details that would appear on the form below. (Don't click on 'View transcript' until you have attempted the activity.)

Écoutez l'extrait 43 et complétez la fiche.

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Framboise
Extrait 43
Framboise (Woman on desk)
Bonjour messieurs-dames, Je peux vous aider?
Philippe
Je voudrais une chambre d’hôtel.
Framboise (Woman on desk)
Oui, monsieur. Pour combien de personnes?
Philippe
Pour 2 personnes
Framboise (Woman on desk)
Pour combien de nuits?
Philippe
3 nuits
Framboise (Woman on desk)
Avec douche ou salle de bains?
Philippe
Avec douche
Framboise (Woman on desk)
Avec WC?
Philippe
Oui, avec WC.
Framboise (Woman on desk)
L’Hôtel de Bretagne est assez confortable et pas trop cher.
Philippe
C’est combien?
Framboise (Woman on desk)
50 € la nuit. Ça va?
Philippe
Oui, très bien
Framboise (Woman on desk)
Si vous voulez, je vais téléphoner pour vous. Votre nom s’il vous plaît?
Philippe
Monsieur Jamot.
Framboise (Woman on desk)
Comment ça s’écrit?
Philippe
J-A-M-O-T. Où est l’hôtel?
Framboise (Woman on desk)
C’est rue du 11 novembre. Je vais vous montrer sur la carte.
Philippe
Il y a une piscine dans l’hôtel ?
Framboise (Woman on desk)
Non mais il y a une salle de gym.
Philippe
Merci beaucoup madame.
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Answer

Note the pronunciation of WC: vé cé.

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