Is There a Swimming Pool?

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I October 22, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
Travel, Hotels
A1 Beginner
There is.../ There are..., There + Be
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Slide of an English lesson for adults discussing the experience of staying at a hotel, with a focus on "there + be" structure.

Lesson Overview

Do you prefer to stay at a 5-star hotel or a budget one? In this lesson, students will discuss the experience of staying at a hotel. This lesson features audio of someone comparing three different hotels. Students will also learn and practice using “there + be” and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will learn the structure "there + be" to discuss the presence or absence of amenities in hotels, practicing how to form sentences about hotel facilities.

  • Listening: Through an audio comparing different hotels, learners will focus on identifying hotel amenities, improving their ability to understand descriptions related to accommodations.

  • Speaking: Participants will practice discussing their preferences and experiences with hotels, using newly learned vocabulary and structures in simulated conversation scenarios.

  • Vocabulary: Introduces terms related to accommodations, like "swimming pool," "spa," "conference rooms," enhancing communication about hotel features.

  • Homework: Exercises will reinforce the lesson's content through fill-in-the-blanks, sentence correction, and vocabulary practice, focusing on the grammar and vocabulary introduced in the lesson.


Listen to the audio to hear about vacationing at different hotels. Do you prefer staying in an area with delicious local food or at a hotel with a swimming pool and spa? Either way, you should pack light and soak up the sun!

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

business trip [noun]: a visit made to a place for work purposes, typically one involving a journey of some distance
conference room [noun]: a large room in a hotel or office building where a group of people can have a meeting
seaside [noun]: an area or town next to the sea
event [noun]: anything that happens, especially something important or unusual
facility [noun]: a place, amenity, or piece of equipment provided for a particular purpose or activity
local [adjective]: from a small area, especially of a country
cultural [adjective]: relating to music, art, theater, literature, etc.
festival [noun]: an organized set of special events, such as concerts, theater plays, etc.

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