Facilities and Services for a Comfortable Stay

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Facilities and Services for a Comfortable Stay

  • Air conditioning and/or heating
  • Babysitting
  • Bar or pub or lounge
  • Beauty salon or barber
  • Business centre
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Coffee/Tea making facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Disco
  • Doctor
  • Dry cleaning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Facilities for disabled = Disabled facilities
  • Fitness centre
  • Foreign exchange
  • Golf course
  • Hairdryer
  • High speed Internet access or wi-fi
  • Indoor or outdoor swimming pool
  • In-room movies
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Minibar or fridge
  • No-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Safe = Safety (deposit) box
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Squash court
  • Steam bath or sauna-
  • Tennis court
  • Toiletries
  • 24-hour room service

Order of Adjectives:

1. Size 2. Other qualities 3. Age / Temperature 4. Shape 5. Colour 6. Origin

7. Material 8. Type / Purpose. E.g.: A large Renaissance stone cathedral

Prepositions of Place:

We use 'at' to show a point or a specific place or position. You check-in at the airport.

We use 'on' to show position on a horizontal or vertical surface. The computer is on the desk.

We also use 'on' to show position on streets, roads, islands, single mountains, etc. We live on Gran Canaria. We also use 'on' in the expressions 'on the/your right' and 'on the/your left'.

We use 'in' to show that something is enclosed or surrounded, i.e. to show position in an area or volume. The money is in the safe. The preposition 'in' is also used to show position within land areas (towns, cities, villages, provinces, states, countries, groups of islands, mountain ranges, and continents). She is at university in Spain. We also use 'in' with seas and oceans. The Canary Islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean.

'Opposite' ('en frente de'). The hotel is opposite the station, so you only have to cross the road.

'In front of' ('delante de'). They took a photo in front of the hotel.

'Under' / 'below' ('debajo de'). The temperature in Toronto now is below zero. 'Over' / 'above' ('sobre'). The light over/above the bed doesn’t work. P.J.G. The teacher is usually opposite the students.

'Behind' ('detrás de'). There are some small shops behind the hotel.

'Next to' / 'beside' / 'by' ('al lado de'). They have a room next to / beside / by the lift.

'Between' ('entre', when there are two people or objects). The child sat between her mother and father. Snacks are available at the bar between meals.

'Among' ('en medio de', 'entre', when there are more than two people or objects).

Prepositions of Movement:

We use 'to' to show movement with the aim of a specific destination. I went to Italy on holiday last year.

We use 'toward' to show movement in the direction of a place, without necessarily arriving at the place. I was walking toward the office when I met Paul.

We use 'through' to show movement from one end of an enclosed space to the other. The train went through the tunnel.

We use 'across' to show movement from one side of a surface or line to another. She walked across the road.

We use 'along' (= down) to show movement over the length of something. The tourists followed the guide along/down the street.

We use 'on' to show movement above something and 'off' to show the opposite. They walked on the bridge.

Comparative Form of Adjectives and Adverbs:

a) The comparative form of adjectives and adverbs is:

  • -er: for one-syllable words and for two-syllable words that end in –y. early - earlier tall - taller big - bigger soon - sooner fast - faster
  • 'more + adjective': for two or more syllable words, and for adverbs that are formed by adding –ly to an adjective. more comfortable more ancient more slowly.

b) Comparative pattern. We normally use a phrase with 'than' after a comparative. This hotel is nicer than the Piazza Hotel. Apart from phrasal nouns, after 'than' we can use either a personal pronoun on its own, or a subject pronoun followed by a verb. Peter is younger than him. Or Peter is younger than he is.

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