Lekcja – travel communication

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Todd and Jason’s lunch at the Hotel Crillon exceeded their expectations przekroczył ich oczekiwania. The setting is surely one of the world’s grandest najwspanialszych dining rooms, and the service is superb znakomita. All the dishes are sublime wspaniały, and the meal lasts nearly three hours, as everything is cooked to order. After lunch they walk some more, to continue their exploration of the city zwiedzanie miasta, and also to work off their meal. They then head to the rental car agency where they pick up their auto odbierają swój samochód for their trip through Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, culminating kończąc in the imperial city of Vienna. They park the car in the hotel’s garage, and decide to make it an early night, as they plan to leave Paris at six in the morning to avoid rush hour traffic by uniknąć godziny szczytu. Everything goes smoothly idzie gładko the next day and they depart on schedule według planu after settling their bill uregulowaniu rachunku. By noontime they arrive in Geneva, Switzerland, after the slightly unpleasant surprise of having to pay the equivalent of twenty U.S. dollars for a sticker to affix przyklejony to their car’s windshield przedniej szyby, giving them the right to travel on Swiss motorways autostradach. Geneva proved to be a very scenic, beautiful, elegant, and cosmopolitan city. The only problem was that it was extremely expensive. For example, their “light lunch” at one of the city’s top hotel cafes was nearly as expensive as their multicourse extravaganza at the Crillon! Agreeing that the city is suited for visits only by diplomats and jet setters, they decide to leave early the next morning for the extremely picturesque medieval malownicze średniowieczne Swiss city of Lucerne.

 

Todd: What a beautiful city Lucerne is. The architecture is fantastic, and the prices don’t seem totally out of whack.

Jason: I agree. Geneva is only for businesspeople or diplomats on major league expense accounts, or serious international tycoons magnatów finansowych.

Todd: I’m looking forward to dinner tonight at the old Swiss House. The guidebook says it supposedly started serving travellers in fourteen seventy eight.

Jason: Well I hope they pay close attention to zwracają szczególną uwagę na the expiration dates datę przydatności on their food products.

Todd: Very funny. Let’s check into the hotel National before they rent our room to someone else.

Jason: O.K., let’s go.

 

The Hotel National in Lucerne is one of the last bastions bastionów of formal Grand hotel living in Europe. The boys were able to afford pozwolić sobie na one night there because they got a very good promotional rate from a travel agent back in the United States. Their room is elegant and spacious przestrzenny, and most importantly has two extremely comfortable large beds, as well as satellite T.V. with many English language channels.

Todd: This is living. What a great room. The terrace has a nice view over Lake Lucerne, too.

Jason: We sure did O.K. with this one. I’m pleased zadowolony.

Todd: Why don’t we go explore old town, have a light lunch, take a lake cruise, and then come back and dress for dinner.

Jason: Hey man, after the Ritz, and Crillon, I’m tired of mam dosyć having to wear fancy clothes eleganckich ubrań to go to eat.

Todd: Sorry, but this is Europe, so get used to przyzwyczaj się do being elegant. Besides, except for Baden-Baden, and of course Vienna, our formal mealtimes are over.

Jason: O.K. I can dig it. Let’s hit the bricks. I want to have someone get a shot of us crossing that famous bridge.

 

Todd and Jason enjoyed Lucerne, but totally unlike London or Paris, they felt that if they had stayed for more than a couple of days, they would have gotten bored. They are happy to now be entering Germany, and enjoy their day of sightseeing zwiedzania in Munich. Although neither Jason nor Todd is a big beer drinker, they both wanted to at least have a couple of brews kilka piw in one of the famous gardens. They had a traditional Bavarian dinner of sausages and dumplings with their beers, and then they returned to their small hotel on the outskirts of town na obrzeżach miasta. They wanted to get an early start the next morning for their trip to the famous German spa town of Baden-Baden, where they looked forward to doing a bit of gambling hazardu at the famous casino.

Todd: Lucerne was pretty, but the restaurants and nightlife are certainly nothing to write home about.

Jason: I agree. I think it’s more for older tourists who just want to sit on their terraces and enjoy the lake.

Todd: Seems like. Also I wasn’t wild about the food at the Old Swiss House.

Jason: Ditto to that well, we’ll be in Munich in three hours, and I’m sure it will be much livelier żywy.

Several hours later they check into their hotel just outside of town, and then head podążają into the center for sightseeing and dinner.

Todd: I’m glad we decided to go to one of the beer gardens.

Jason: How can we say we’ve been to Germany, and especially Munich, without drinking beer?

Todd: I hear you. It wouldn’t play well at home.

 Jason: That’s for sure. Anyway, I don’t think we’ll be suffereing that badly.

Todd: No, a dinner of sausages, beer, and “oompah” music won’t be that hard to put up with do zniesienia.

Jason: Remember, though, we need to get an early start for Baden-Baden in the morning.

Todd: I hope one of us breaks the bank rozbije bank the casino tomorrow.

Jason: Me too. I could easily return to Paris for another month.

EXERCISE 1

Match the questions with a suitable answer.

  1. WHAT ARE JASON’S COMMENTS REGARDING GENEVA’S COST OF LIVING?
  1. WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE RESTAURANT AT WHICH THEY PLAN TO DINE?
  1. WHAT IS JASON’S HUMOROUS COMMENT ABOUT THE RESTAURANT’S AGE.
  1. WHY IS TODD NERVOUS ABOUT CHECKING INTO THEIR HOTEL QUICKLY?

5 WHY WERE THE BUDGET-CONSCIOUS  BOYS ABLE TO AFFORD A NIGHT AT SUCH AN EXPENSIVE HOTEL

6 WHY DO TODD AND JASON ENJOY THEIR ROOM SO MUCH?

7 WHAT ARE TODD’S PROPOSED PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE DAY?

  1. WHAT IS THE JASON AND TODD’S OPINION OF LUCERNE?
  1. WHY DID THE BOYS GO TO ONE OF THE BEER GARDENS?
  1. DO JASON AND TODD FEEL THAT GOING TO A BEER GARDEN FOR DINNER WILL BE A TIRESOME CHORE?
  1. WHY IS TODD PARTICULARLY EXCITED ABOUT VISITING BADEN-BADEN TOMORROW?

 

 

A    Jason thinks it only for businesspeople or diplomats on very large, or “major

league” expense accounts; or for serious international tycoons.

 

B     The restaurant, named  “The Old Swiss House” supposedly started serving

travellers back in the year fourteen seventy eight.

 

C     He states that he hopes they pay close attention to the expiration dates on their

food products.

 

D     Because he thinks that if they don’t check into their hotel, “The National” soon,

they might not hold their room

E     Because they were able to obtain a very attractive promotional rate from a

travel agent back in the U.S.

 

F     The room is elegant and spacious, has two comfortable large beds, satellite T.V.

with many English channels, and a terrace overlooking the lake.

 

G     He proposes that they explore Lucerne’s old town, have a light lunch, take a

lake cruise, then return to the hotel to dress for dinner.

 

H    They think Lucerne is pretty, but that its restaurants and nightlife are

fairly ordinary, or “nothing to write home about”.

 

I      Because it would be difficult to tell their friends at home that they visited

Germany without going to one, or “it wouldn’t play  well at home”.

 

J      Not really, because a dinner of sausages, beer, and “oompah” music won’t be

that hard to put up with.

 

K     Because he hopes to win the jackpot, or “break the bank” at the casino.

 

EXERCISE 2

Choose the correct word.

  1. What / Which a beautiful city Lucerne is. The architecture is fantastic, and the prizes / prices don’t seem totally out of whack.
  1. I’m looking forward to / for dinner tonight at the old Swiss House
  1. Well I hope they pay close attention about / to the expiration dates on their food products.
  1. Let’s check into the hotel National before they rent our room for / to someone else.
  1. The terrace has a nice view over / on Lake Lucerne, too / either.
  1. I’m tired with / at / of having to wear fancy clothes to go to eat.
  1. Get used to being / to be Besides, except of / for Baden-Baden and Vienna, our formal mealtimes are over.
  1. Lucerne was pretty, but the restaurants and nightlife are / aren’t certainly nothing to write home about.
  1. A dinner of sausages, beer, and “oompah” music won’t be that hard to put / putting up with.
  2. “I hope one of us breaks the bank the casino tomorrow.” “Me too / either. I could easily return to Paris for another month.”

 

Odpowiedzi

Exercise 1

1 – H 2 – E 3 – K 4 – D 5 – J 6 – G 7 – B 8 – I 9 – C 10 -A 11 – F

 Exercise 2

”˙ɥʇuoɯ ɹǝɥʇouɐ ɹoɟ sıɹɐd oʇ uɹnʇǝɹ ʎןısɐǝ pןnoɔ ı ˙ooʇ ǝɯ“ ”˙ʍoɹɹoɯoʇ ouısɐɔ ǝɥʇ ʞuɐq ǝɥʇ sʞɐǝɹq sn ɟo ǝuo ǝdoɥ ı“ ˙01

˙ɥʇıʍ dn ʇnd oʇ pɹɐɥ ʇɐɥʇ ǝq ʇ’uoʍ ɔısnɯ ”ɥɐdɯoo“ puɐ ‚ɹǝǝq ‚sǝƃɐsnɐs ɟo ɹǝuuıp ɐ ˙9

˙ʇnoqɐ ǝɯoɥ ǝʇıɹʍ oʇ ƃuıɥʇou ʎןuıɐʇɹǝɔ ǝɹɐ ǝɟıןʇɥƃıu puɐ sʇuɐɹnɐʇsǝɹ ǝɥʇ ʇnq ‚ʎʇʇǝɹd sɐʍ ǝuɹǝɔnן ˙8

˙ɹǝʌo ǝɹɐ sǝɯıʇןɐǝɯ ןɐɯɹoɟ ɹno ‚ɐuuǝıʌ puɐ uǝpɐq-uǝpɐq ɹoɟ ʇdǝɔxǝ ‚sǝpısǝq ˙ʇuɐƃǝןǝ ƃuıǝq oʇ pǝsn ʇǝƃ ˙7

˙ʇɐǝ oʇ oƃ oʇ sǝɥʇoןɔ ʎɔuɐɟ ɹɐǝʍ oʇ ƃuıʌɐɥ ɟo pǝɹıʇ ɯ’ı ˙6

˙ooʇ ‚ǝuɹǝɔnן ǝʞɐן ɹǝʌo ʍǝıʌ ǝɔıu ɐ sɐɥ ǝɔɐɹɹǝʇ ǝɥʇ ˙5

˙ǝsןǝ ǝuoǝɯos oʇ ɯooɹ ɹno ʇuǝɹ ʎǝɥʇ ǝɹoɟǝq ןɐuoıʇɐu ןǝʇoɥ ǝɥʇ oʇuı ʞɔǝɥɔ s’ʇǝן ˙4

˙sʇɔnpoɹd pooɟ ɹıǝɥʇ uo sǝʇɐp uoıʇɐɹıdxǝ ǝɥʇ oʇ uoıʇuǝʇʇɐ ǝsoןɔ ʎɐd ʎǝɥʇ ǝdoɥ ı ןןǝʍ ˙3

˙ǝsnoɥ ssıʍs pןo ǝɥʇ ʇɐ ʇɥƃıuoʇ ɹǝuuıp oʇ pɹɐʍɹoɟ ƃuıʞooן ɯ’ı ˙2

˙ʞɔɐɥʍ ɟo ʇno ʎןןɐʇoʇ ɯǝǝs ʇ’uop sǝɔıɹd ǝɥʇ puɐ ‚ɔıʇsɐʇuɐɟ sı ǝɹnʇɔǝʇıɥɔɹɐ ǝɥʇ ˙sı ǝuɹǝɔnן ʎʇıɔ ןnɟıʇnɐǝq ɐ ʇɐɥʍ ˙1

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