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Types of Restaurant

A. Listening

A.1 Listen to the audio (track 1: types of restaurant) and write down at least 10 words that you hear.


A.2 Listen again (track 1: types of restaurant), and answer the questions below.

1. What is the name of the restaurant?______________________________________

2. What type of restaurant is it? ___________________________________________

3. What other 2 services they offer? ________________________________________

B. Reading Aloud and Pronunciation

B.1 Listen to the audio again (track 1: types of restaurant). Fill in the missing words. Read the text aloud in class.

Text Box: Welcome to _____________________________, home of the finest ________________ in Las Vegas. It is located inside ______________, and being only 5 minutes away from the famous Las Vegas strip we are the hotspot for both __________ and ____________. We have a grand _____________ area with _____________________ to accommodate anyone’s needs from a ________________ to large _______________. We are open from 10AM to 5 PM daily.

C. Vocabulary: Types of Restaurants

 In ThaiCharacteristics
A. Fine Dining  อาหารชั้นเลิศOffers luxurious dining experience  
Service Style: Full service at the table and some with wine pairing Service time: Moderate-long
Price point: expensive
B. Casual Dining            
C. Fast Food            
  D. Café            
E. Buffet            
F. Cafeteria            
G. Bistro            
H. Ghost Restaurant            
I. Family Restaurant                    
J. Pub            
K. Pizzerias          
L. Bakeries          
M. Food Trucks          
N. Pop-up Restaurants          

Challenge Yourself 1. Read and Answer.

1. What is Fast Casual Dining and how different it is from Fast Food?

2. How similar and different is a Family Restaurant from Casual Dining?

Tracks 1-3 for the listening activities


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Punctuation Games

Sharpen your knowledge on punctuations with these punctuation games. Start with round 1 and then work your way to round 4.

Reminder: Please don’t forget to write your name.






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Hotel Vocabulary Online Games

Individuals working in the hotel industry or even students who are planning to find work in the hotel, must learn vocabulary related to hotel and hotel business. Online games are fun ways to remember hotel vocabulary.

Learn the ABC’s of hotel and hotel business.


  1. Log in. Write your name.
  2. Click START
  3. Read the clues/hints about the vocabulary to be guessed.
  4. Guess the vocabulary and write your answer in the box. REMEMBER, the word begins with the letter you’ve chosen.


  1. Log in. Write your name.
  2. Click START
  3. Read the clues/hints about the vocabulary to be guessed.
  4. Guess the vocabulary and write your answer in the box. REMEMBER, the word begins with the letter you’ve chosen.


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Writing Practice Games Online: Capitalization

Practice your skills on capitalization by doing these games online. You can try them as many times as you can.




when to use punctuations in writing

Punctuations: When to Use Them

Punctuation is the system of signs or symbols given to a reader to show how a sentence is constructed and how it should be read. It sets the intonation of how a reader should read the text. It tells readers if they need to read a sentence with a rising or falling tone, if it needs a neutral tone, or how long you need to pause and when to pause.


when to use punctuations

Test Your Knowledge: Identify the punctuation mark(s) and how it is being used in the sentence.

  1. It’s a lovely day, isn’t it?
  2. “Yes, it is. It’s a great time to go to the beach.” I replied.
  3. “Great idea! I’ll prepare the snacks, drinks, sunscreen lotion, and bathing suits.” said Anna.
  4. The beach is packed with sunbathers.
  5. There seems to have no space for them.


capitalization in writing

Capitalization: When to Write Letters in Upper Case

Capitalization (American English) or Capitalisation (British English) writing a word with its first letter as a capital letter (uppercase letter) and the remaining letters in lower case.

Capitalization is an important part of writing skills. And so, learning when to write letters in capital is essential in writing for the following reasons:

  • It helps convey a message or information clearly.
  • It helps emphasize a specific word and/or word pattern.
  • It gives writing text an orderly appearance.
  • It is easier to distinguish words.


when to capitalize a letter


English for hotel business

English for Hotel Business and Services

English for Hotel Business and Services is for students taking up Hospitality. The aim is to provide future hospitality service men and women the necessary knowledge and vocabulary in English. Effective English communication with English speaking clientele is important in delivering excellent services and customer satisfaction. On a larger scale, having fluent English speaking hotel staff could attract more foreign guests.

Unit 1: Hotel Staff and Their Duties

Unit 2: Check in and Check out

Unit 3: Hotel Rooms and Facilities

Unit 4: Dealing with Complaints

Unit 5: Hotel Restaurant and Services


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Hotel Vocabulary: Listening, Pronunciation, and Speaking

Dealing with hotel guests is the primary duty of hotel staff. This means being able to effectively converse with them, provide needed information, and assist and deal with challenges related to work. To successfully work in this environment, one must be equppied with communication skills. Here, ESL learners will learn and improve their listening, pronunciation, and speaking skills in terms of hotel vocabulary.

LISTENING for hotel vocabulary (00:04 – 1:20)

Answer the listening guide questions on your course book


Game 1. Instructions

  1. Let one student stand in front of the class with his/her back to this presentation.
  2. The class gives hints/clues by describing the word.
  3. The student in front will guess the word.

Game 2. Instructions

  1. Let one student stand in front of the class with his/her back to this presentation.
  2. The class gives hints/clues by describing the word.
  3. The student in front will guess the word.

PRONUNCIATION: Listen to the pronunciation of common hotel-related words in the video above (1:22 – 2:02). Practice each word by saying out loud how the words are spoken. Intelligible pronunciation is more important, which follows the English phonology.

SPEAKING: Listen to a sample dialogue between two persons in the video above (2:04-2:47). Answer the guide questions on your coursebook.

  • speaking activity 1: guided (coursebook)
  • speaking activity 2: guided (coursebook)
  • speaking activity 3: unscripted (scenarios will be given in class)


hotel staff and their duties

Hotel Staff and Their Duties

Hotel staff are crucial members of the any hotel business. They are the backbone of the whole operation. Their duties should be specific and executed with precision. Here’s a lesson on hotel staff and their duties.


  1. Listen to the dialog between Mark Smith, the general manager of Happy Hotel, and Summer Brown.

Dialog 1 (Mark and Summer)

At the Front Office

Mark: Hi, I’m Mark Smith, the general manager of this hotel.

Summer: Good morning, Mr. Smith. My name’s Summer Brown, the new receptionist. This is my first day here. Nice to meet you, sir.

Mark: Nice to meet you too, Ms. Brown, and welcome to our Hotel. By the way, have you been informed about your job as a receptionist?

Summer:    Yes, sir. I’m in charge of the front desk.  I’m responsible for welcoming guests, and I have to assist them during check in and check out. By the way, you can  call me Summer.

Mark: OK, Summer. Besides welcoming guests, and taking care of their check in and out; your duties include receiving guest reservations as well.

Summer:    All right, Mr. Smith. Thank you for your advice.

Mark: You’re welcome. See you later.

2. Listen again and answer the questions.

  1. Who is Summer Brown?
  2. What does a receptionist/ reception clerk do?
  3. Who is Mark Smith?

3. Listen to the dialog again and complete the following sentences.

Dialog 1 (Mark and Summer)

  1. I’m Mark Smith, the [1] ___________________ of this hotel.
  2. This is my first day here. Nice to [2] ________________  you, sir.
  3. Nice to meet you, too, Ms. Brown, and [3]  ___________     to our Hotel.
  4. By the way, have you been informed about your job as a [4] _________here?
  5. I’m in [5]   _______________ of the front desk and ….
  6. I’m responsible for welcoming [6] ______________, and I have [7] ____________ them during check in and check out.
  7. Besides ……, your duties include________________________ as well.
  8. All right, Mr. Smith. Thank you for your [9] ________________ .
  9. You’re welcome. [10] ________________  later.

 4. Listen to the audio clip of hotel staff talking about their hotel duties. Complete the chart below.

Dialog 2 (hotel duties)

hotel dialogue


5. Match each job with a suitable duty.


6. Role play. Work in groups of 4. Listen to what each of the staff talks again and then take turn to practice saying each job and the duty above.

   A. Take a role to play

   B. Listen to dialog 2 again

   C. Practice your line/script

D. Role play a hotel scene where each member gets to talk about his/her job.


Use SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE when taking about job or job description.

Follow the pattern below when explaining job duties.


grammar pattern


7. Write two sentences about the hotel staff and their duties.  Use the grammar  pattern above.

hotel staff duties exercise grammar

Other sources

Hotel Staff: Employment Options and Descriptions

A comprehensive overview of job positions within a hotel


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Reading for Comprehension Practice

Reading is one of the best ways to acquire new vocabulary and learn grammar structures.

When reading, it engages the imagination. It is like having motion pictures in your mind. With this, details are printed deeply in memory that retention and recall may be long term, and comprehension may be achieved. Frequent and thorough reading are best in attaining overall linguistic competence. However, quick reading is necessary as tests and exams are time restrained.

Reading for Comprehension Techniques

  1. Quickly SKIM for NOUNS, VERBS, and ADJECTIVES
    • use this when you are reading for gist
  2. SCAN for details like NAMES, DATES, DAYS, NUMBERS, etc…
    • use this when you are reading for details

Two reading skills related to quick reading are skimming and scanning.

Skimming is a reading technique used when you want to quickly get the gist or idea of a text, thus reading for gist. Skimming refers to a quick browse of the entire text, paying more attention to the content words – like nouns, verbs, and adjectives, as they provide meaning. In this manner, you are able to get the ideas or messages the writer is trying to convey quickly.

Example: Rescue teams were slow to respond and poorly equipped.

Scanning is another technique related to quick reading. It is used when reading for details. Here, readers scan the text for more specific information such as, names, time, date, day, percent, and other specific data in the text.


On 15 November 2022, the world’s population reached 8 billion people, a milestone in human development. While it took the global population 12 years to grow from 7 to 8 billion, it will take approximately 15 years—until 2037— for it to reach 9 billion, a sign that the overall growth rate of the global population is slowing. 

Reading for Overall Linguistic Competence Techniques

  1. Read frequently
  2. Pay attention to new words and grammar structures
  3. Immediately use new words in a sentence or in conversation
  4. Test your comprehension by answering guide questions if available

READING EXERCISES: Click the link below. Read the texts and answer the guide questions after.

  1. Past stories
  2. Announcements
  3. Article 1 – Mobile Phones
  4. Article 2 – Vaccination