How To Make a Reservation in English

How to Make Reservations in English

How to Make a Reservation in English

If you have to travel to another country in which English is spoken, you need to know how to make a reservation in English

Make a Reservation in English: Vocabulary

These are some key questions that will help you make a reservation in English:

  1. How can I help you?
  2. I’d like a room.
  3. How much is a single room?
  4. Is there a pool?
  5. What time is checkout?
  6. Do you accept VISA/Mastercard?
  7. How may I help you?
  8. Can I have your name please?
  9. How do you spell that?
  10. Would you like a single or a double?
  11. How many people are you traveling with?
  12. How many nights will you be staying?
  13. How will you be paying?
  14. Would you like a wake-up call?
  15. Is there anything else you would like to know?

Type of Hotel Rooms

  • Single: A room assigned to one person. May have one or more beds.
  • Double: A room assigned to two people. May have one or more beds.
  • Triple: A room assigned to three people. May have two or more beds.
  • Quad: A room assigned to four people. May have two or more beds

How To Make a Reservation in English

Listen to the audio file  and complete the conversation

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Making a Reservation

Hostess: Thank you for calling Sakia Restaurant. How may I help you?

Randy: I’d like to make a reservation.

Hostess: For which ____________ and for what ___________________?

Randy: It’s for ________________________, the 24th, at 7 o’clock.

Hostess: How many will be in the party?

Randy: There will be ___________________ of us.

Hostess: And the name on the _________________?

Randy: Johnson.

Hostess: And a phone _______________________where we can reach you?

Randy: 310-555-9023.

Hostess: Okay. Let me repeat back to you the __________________________I have. This is a reservation for the Friday after next for seven at 7 p.m. Is that correct?

Randy: Yes, that’s right. Can we have a ______________ by the window in a non-___________________section? I want to be away from the kitchen, if possible.

Hostess: Our restaurant is all non-smoking. We can’t guarantee a window table, but I’ll note your preference.

Randy: Okay, that’s fine. What’s the __________________situation at the __________________?

Hostess: We have a parking lot behind the restaurant, and we also have valet parking. Do any of the guests have ____________________needs?

Randy: I’m glad you asked. I’ll need two high chairs and four booster seats.

Hostess: I’m sorry, but did you say two high ____________________ and four booster seats?

Randy: Yes, I did. I’m taking all of my nieces and nephews out to ________________________.

Hostess: That sounds nice. It should be a lively evening.

Randy: You’re telling me!

How to Make a Reservation in English

Lesson Plan: How to Make a Reservation in English 

Schema Activation


  1. Students turn on their cellphones.
  2. They google kahoot and visit this site using their phone browser.
  3. Students uses this kahoot to review the contents studied last week.


Task #1

  1. Students are sent a polldaddy quiz
  2. They answer the quiz and inmmediately see the results

Task #2

  1. Students are sent a piece of paper with questions that hotel employees ask when making a reservation.
  2. Students make pairs and practice asking those questions 
  3. They change partners and practice with somebody else

Task #3

  1. Students are sent a PowerPoint Presentation with facilities and services offered by the hotel. 
  2. Student have to make question based on the picture. Such as:
    • Does the room have cable TV?
  3. They practice asking and answering questions

Main Task

  1.  Teacher chooses 5 students to be the front desk staff
  2. The rest of the students are customers
  3. The front desk staff ask questions to the customer and fill out a form.


  1. Teacher reviews common mistakes made during the previous tasks

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