How to Talk about Facilities in English: Guide and Examples

In this English lesson, you will find everything that you need to know to talk about facilities in English

A facility is defined as a placeincluding buildings, where a particular activity happens.

For example:

  • A Sport Facility
  • A Military Facility

You can also speak in general about facilities:

  • The University Facilities
  • The Shopping Facilities
  • The Sport Facilities
  • The Healthcare Facilities.

Let’s learn some more about different types of facilities in English

Verbs to Describe Facilities

There are many verbs to describe facilities in English

ModernLuxurious
ExpensiveOld-Fashioned
SpaciousComfortable
HugeSmall

So you can say:

  • The medical facilities are modern
  • The new university facilities are modern and spacious
  • The hotel facilities can be described as luxurious
  • The new university campus is huge

Places around Town and Facilities

When you talk about facilities in English, you can reveal more about these by mentioning the places nearby.

For example:

  • The hotel is close to a residential area.
  • There are medical facilities near the university.
  • The university is five minutes away from the Airport.
  • There is a fitness center near the hospital facilities.
  • The nursing home is across the hospital
  • The casinos are behind the sport facilities
  • The gym is located by the central park.
  • There are banks nearby

Remember that we use nearby when we already the subject we are talking about. For example.

  • What places are there around?
  • There is a chain of restaurants nearby

Questions about the University

We can make simple questions with the simple present about the university.

Check the the structure to make these kind of questions.

Does the UTNhave facilities?
Does the UTN classroomhaveair conditioning?

These are some examples of questions that you can ask about the University

  1. Does the university have accessible toilets?
  2. Does the university have a gym?
  3. Does the university have classrooms with smartboards?
  4. Does the university have classrooms with air conditioning?
  5. Does the university offer scholarships to students?
  6. Does the university offer language courses?
  7. Does the university offer the business administration major?
  8. Does the university offer free WI-FI?
  9. Does the university have a cafeteria?
  10. Does the school have recreational areas?

These are some answers to some of the questions above

  1. The university has classrooms with air conditioning.
  2. The Classrooms have smart boards
  3. The University has a small gym.
  4. The university has accessible toilets.
  5. The university has clean restrooms.

Questions about my Workplace

These are some common questions about my workplace

  1. Does the company have a cafeteria?
  2. Does the company have restrooms?
  3. Does the company have free WI-fi?
  4. Does the company have accessible toilets?
  5. Does the company have comfortable offices?

Negative Sentences about Your Workplace or University

These are some negative sentences that you can make about your workplace and university

  • The University doesn’t have big classroom
  • The university doesn’t have a parking lot
  • The university doesn’t have computer labs
  • The company doesn’t have a parking lot
  • The company doesn’t have recreational areas
  • The company doesn’t have a good internet connection.

Questions about Facilities

These are some examples of questions that you can make when you talk about facilities.

You can ask all sorts of questions regarding facilities:

Air conditioningRooms
EquipmentWIFI
Parking lotRecreation area
Auditorium Conference Center
DoctorWebsite
CafeteriaLab
Places NearbyLocations
RestroomsAuditorio

These are some examples of questions that you can make:

  • Where is the gym located? :
  • The Gym is located by the central park
  • Are there any banks around here?
  • Yes , There are two banks around here
  • Is there a drugstore nearby? 
  • Yes ,There is one by the park.
  • Does the company have an auditorium?
  • No, It doesn’t
  • Does the Company have free Wifi?
  • Yes, it does, the password is love1234
  • Can you tell me where the cafeteria is ?
  • It is on the second floor, next to the recreational area.
  • What does the cafeteria offer?
  • The cafeteria offers a variety of snacks
  • Can I have some information about the company?
  • The company  is located in Alajuela and it has excellent facilities , it has a copy center and a computer lab.
  • Does the company have a website?
  • Yes it does, the company’s website is utn.com
  • Does the company have a computer lab?
  • Yes, it does, actually  it has three computer labs

Questions about Companies

These are some questions that you can ask about a company

What’s your company name?
Does the company have a website? What’s the company website?
Does the company have a social media presence? What social networks do they use?
Where is the company located?
What goods or services does your company offer?
What places are located near your company?
What days are they open?
Can you describe your company’s facilities?

Facilities in Detail

When we talk about facilities in English, we have to talk about the specifics, what we can find inside of them.

Let’s check this example:

University

Welcome to UTN University, the University is located near the center of Liberia. The University facilities are inside the mall.

In the UTN, you can find several classrooms equipped with air conditioning, video beam, and smart whiteboards.

There are a couple of computer labs. You can access the internet by connecting to the university network.

Outside of the UTN, you can find clothing stores and places to eat.

Hotel

The Panoramic Hotel is a modern and elegant 4-star hotel ideal for romantic holidays

The spaces of the Panoramic Hotel are new, bright, and welcoming.

Here, in the summer days, our bar serves typical Sicilian dishes, snacks, and salads.

The Bella beach awaits you with sunbeds and umbrellas and areas of free access to a clean, transparent sea.

Telephony services, Wi-fi internet, breakfast, and reception open 24 hours a day will also be available.

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