S:So what do you think we should do for our anniversary?Should we stay in a hotel or go backpacking in a park?
J:I'm too old to go backpacking.Let's saty in a B&B in a scenic spot.
S:Since the weather is supposed to be nice,why don't we stay at a hotel with an outdoo r swimming pool?
J:That's a good idea.I know of a reasonably priced hotel with a swimming pool that's ju st a stone's throw away from Hyde Park.
S:That's an execllent location!It must be one of the only hotels with an outdoor swimm ing pool in the heart of London!
J:They're also known for their huge breakfasts that keep you going all day.
S:We can eat to our heart's content in the morning and then spend the rest of the day in the pool.
J:Should I call them to make a reservation then?
S:You might as well see if they have any vacancies.Do they take credit cards? J:Let me just check their website to find out. S:Well?
J:Let's see.It says that breakfast is included,car parking is available,taxes are included i n the price,there's free internet access,and yes,credit cards are accepted.
S:Fantastic.Let's bookit for Saturday night then.And find out what time we canchecki n so we can make as much use of the pool as possible!
J:I've booked the room for Saturday night. S:What time can we check in?
J;We can check in at 2:00 in the afternoon. S:What about check-out?
J:Check out is at 11:00 a.m.,but you can request a late check-out for an extraf10.Shoul d we do that?
S:Why not?Then we can sleep in and relax by the pool before we head back home. J:Lockers are also available for luggage near the pool facilities,so we could spend the e ntire afternoon at the pool,even after check-out.
S:In that case,we won't need to pay for a late check-out.
J:Let'sjust wait and see how we feel.We might want to sleep in on Sunday morning. S:That's a good deal.How about internet access?Is it available in the rooms? J:Unfortunately not.They only offer free internet and WiFi access in the lobby. S:That's alright.We won't really need it anyway,will we?
J:No,I think we'll manage going without internet access for a night! S:How are we going to get there?Should we take the bus? J:Since they offer free parking,let's just drive.
S:Ok.What time to do think we should hit the road on Saturday?
J:If we leave by noon,we should be able to get there by 2:00.What do you think? S:Maybe we should leave at 11:00.That way,we'll have time to stop for lunch before we get to the hotel.
J:11:00 it is then!Go pack your bags!
A:Hello,where are you heading today? B:I'm off to Barcelona for a week. A:Do you have your passport with you?
B:Yes,here you go.I don't need a visa to go to Spain,do I?
A:Fortunately for you,you don't.Next time if you have any questions about visas,you sh ould try to find out before you get to the airport.
B:That's good advice.
A:Would you like a window seat or an aisle seat? B:Are there any seats available by the emergency exits? A:Yeah.let me see here.Yes,there is one left. B:Ok,I'll take that one then.
A:All right.How many pieces of luggage you check in? B:I like to have travel light,so Ijust have this one.
A:If that's your only piece of luggage,it is small enough to carry on with you.Would yo u like to do that so that you don't have to wait in the luggage reclaim once you arrive?
B:Yes,please.That's a fantastic idea!Which gate do I need to go to?
A:You're here a bit early.So you check the departure screens in the waiting area in abo ut half an hour.Here is your boarding pass.Enjoy your flight!
A:Can I see your passport,please? B:Is this line for non-residents?
A:Yes,it is.Residents can queue up in the lines to my right. B:Ok.Here is my passport.
A:What's the expiration date on your passport?
B:I think it's soon,maybe in a few months.It was renewed in Beijing,so the new expiry d ate is on the last page.
A:I see.Yes,you need to renew your passport in a few months.Make sure you don't want an expiry work while you're in the UK.
A:Do you have anything to declare? B:No,I don't have anything to declare. A:How long will you be staying in the UK? B:I'l be there for about a year. A:What is the purpose of your stay?
B:I'l be studying.I'm doing an MBA in Nortingham University. A:Where will you be staying?
B:I have a housing contract with the university.I'll be in the dorm room on campus. A:How do you plan on paying for your living costs and tuition fees while you're here? B:My father has already paid for them in advance.Here are the receipts. A:Ok.Have a good stay.Here is your passport and documents back. B:Thank you very much.