Hotel Secrets

General English, Speaking Lessons
B1 Intermediate
Past Simple, Present Simple
Grammar, Speaking
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Hotel Secrets | English Lesson for Adults

Lesson Description

Do you know what happens at hotels behind closed doors? In this lesson, students will learn about common hotel problems. This lesson features a video that discusses hotels and the secrets they may have. Students will learn and practice the simple past tense, the present perfect tense, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To learn about hotel secrets and common problems

  • To learn and review the simple past tense and the present perfect tense

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Have you ever wondered about secrets that hotels may have? This video shows hotel employees answering many curious questions that they would not normally answer while working for a hotel. How do you get an upgraded room or something for free? Don’t lie about rats. Be cool!

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

vending machine [noun]: a machine for selling small things such as food, drinks, or candy
staff [noun]: employees
stuff [noun]: things
make up [phrasal verb]: invent a story
nefarious [adjective]: evil or extremely bad
come up with [phrasal verb]: to create or produce an idea
rude [adjective]: impolite, having bad manners
downgrade [adjective]: relating to something of lower quality
kick someone out [phrasal verb]: force someone to leave a place
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