jueves, 29 de marzo de 2012

HOLIDAYS / HOLIDAY ENGLISH / VACACIONES /Inglés para las vacaciones

Good morning my dear followers, today we're going to know more about Holiday English.  If you visit an Anglo-Saxon country this summer, this could be very interesting!  Don't miss it!

Buenos días mis queridos seguidores, hoy vamos a saber más sobre el Inglés para las vacaciones.  Si visitáis un país Anglosajón este verano, ¡esto podría ser muy interesante! ¡No os lo perdáis!

So you are off on holiday to an Anglophone country and have packed a separate case full of phrasebooks and survival kits!  My advice is:  leave that suitecase in your house and take it with you instead!  It's here everything you need to say!  It's to guarantee a fun holiday in either the UK, USA or no matter the country!

A GUIDE TO THE BEST GUIDE BOOKS (una guía de las mejores guías)
If you plan to stay in a big city, it is a good idea to book ahead (reservar).  However, there are plenty of travel guides that give you the prices, adresses of hotels and hostels that they have personally inspected and assessed.  If you are going to London or New York, THE EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDES are really useful.  If you are going to the country (campo) THE ROUGH GUIDE or THE LET'S GO series is perfect.

Most hotels want a deposit of 10 to 20% of the total when you book (reservas). 

Nowadays, the low cost flights and the Internet can help you  find the best option!!

**England has a large number of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, divided into five categories, from the luxury five-star hotels to the basic one-star variety.
Bed & Breakfast establishments are often cheap and friendly.
Guest houses, inns and pubs offer less amenities (servicios) than a hotel but the price is lower and includes breakfast.

**In the USA there are thousands of motels just off the interstate roads which are a cheaper alternative to the downtown hotels as well as a good reason to travel across the States by car.
Bed and Breakfast here are an option too. At the theaper end of the scale YOUTH HOSTELS (hostales para jóvenes)  can provide dormitory beds for around $15/20 a night although if you are travelling in a group of three it might be cheaper to share a triple-bedded room in a two-star hotel.

IN TOWN / Where?  What?  When?
If you want to discover the town, first  you can go to the local information centre or tourist office.  Most hotels have information too. 

**Is there a conducted tour ...?  ¿Hay una visita guiada para...?
**Where do we leave from?  ¿De dónde salimos?
**Will the bus pick us at the hotel? ¿Nos recogerá el autobús en el hotel?
**How much does the tour cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta la visita?
**Do we have free time? ¿Tenemos tiempo libre?

**Excuse me, could you tell me where the tourist office is, please? Perdone, ¿podría decirme dónde está la oficina de turismo?
**Is there a currency exchange office in this part of the town? ¿Hay alguna oficina de cambio de moneda en esta parte de la ciudad?

**Is the museum open on Sundays? ¿Está abierto el museo el domingo?
**What are the opening hours? ¿A qué hora abre?
**What is the entrance fee? ¿Cuál es el precio de la entrada?
**Is there a reduction for children? ¿Los niños tienen descuento?
**Is it all right to take pictures?  ¿Se pueden hacer fotos?

MEALS /  TIMES  (comidas y horarios)
**BREAKFAST is usually served between 7.00 and 10.00 and most hotels offer either full English breakfast (tea, coffee, cereal, milk, fried or grilled sausages, bacon, fried eggs, bread, butter and jam or a Continental breakfast with orange juice, coffee, rolls, bread, butter and jam.
**LUNCH is served from 12.00 to 14.00.
**TEATIME is served from 16.00 to 17.00.
**DINNER is served between 18.30 to 22.00 (the very latest).

**Waiter! ¡Camarero!
**Do you have a set menu? :¿Tienen menú?
A Typical Scottish Pub
 (a photo of my own)
**Are there any vegetarian dishes? ¿Tienen platos para vegetarianos?
**What do you recommend? ¿Qué me recomienda?
**Is there anything already prepared? ¿Hay algo ya preparado?
**Where are the toilets, please? ¿Dónde están los servicios, por favor?
**May I change this? ¿Puedo cambiar esto?
**Our food is cold, I'm afraid. Me temo que la comida está fría.
**The bill, please! ¡La cuenta por favor!
**This is really delicious! ¡Esto está realmente delicioso!

**Excuse me, could you tell me the way to the town hall? Perdone, ¿podría indicarme el camino al ayuntamiento?
**Which way to the Cathedral, please? ¿Cuál es el camino hacia la Catedral por favor?
**Excuse me, where is the nearest underground/subway station? Perdone, ¿dónde esta la estación de metro más cercana?

**Is there a taxi rank  near here? ¿Hay alguna parada de taxis cerca de aquí?
**Where can I get a taxi? ¿Dónde puedo coger un taxi?
**Could you help me carry my luggage? ¿Podría ayudarme a llevar el equipaje?
**To the airport, please. Al aeropuerto por favor.
**How much is that?  ¿Cuánto es?
**Keep the change!  ¡Quédese el cambio!



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