Daily English 90 - Room Service
Not a member? Join now.
Slow Speed begins at: 0:42
Explanation begins at: 2:57
Normal Speed begins at: 11:47
I was staying at a nice resort hotel in Arizona on a short vacation. I had been out on the golf course playing a round of golf. When I got back into the room, I was feeling pretty hungry. I was meeting some friends for a late dinner around 8:30. I wanted a snack. I took a look at the room service menu and called their number.
Woman: Room service. What would you like to order?
Jeff: Hi, I'm in room 1201 and I'd like an order of the calamari and a slice of cheesecake.
Woman: Do you want the calamari appetizer or the entree?
Jeff: I'd like the appetizer.
Woman: Anything to drink?
Jeff: A diet Coke. About how long will that take?
Woman: It'll be about 30 minutes.
Jeff: Okay. Thanks.
There was a knock on my door about a half hour later.
Jeff: Who is it?
Woman: Room service...Hi, where would you like me to put the tray?
Jeff: On the desk would be fine.
Woman: The total is $16.75.
Jeff: Oh, that's higher than I'd expected.
Woman: There's a 12% service charge for room service and there's also the usual food tax.
Jeff: Oh, I see. Can I charge it to the room?
Woman: Sure. Just fill in the total here, write in your room number, and sign at the bottom.
Jeff: Okay, there you go. Thanks.
Woman: Thank you and have a nice day.
The calamari and the cheesecake really hit the spot.
Daily English Lessons
Cultural English Lessons
Lessons by Category:
About You | Business | Clothing + Grooming | Daily Life | Education | Entertainment & Sports | Food + Drink | Government + Law | Health + Medicine | Home + Community | Money | Nature + Weather | Relationships + Family | Shopping | Technology | Transportation | Travel