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 English Vocabulary for ESL learners 


A list of useful phrases for renting accommodation: room, apartment, house.

English vocabulary relating to renting accommodation, for ESL-EFL learners.

Questions | Requests | Enquiries Answers | Queries | Information
• I'd like to rent a flat/apartment /house.
• I'd like to be :
- near the beach.
- close to the town centre
- in a quiet area
• For when / for what date / for how long?

• For how many people?

• How many bedrooms do you need?
• What does the flat/apartment/house contain?
• There's a living-room, a kitchen, (...) bedrooms, and (...) bathroom(s).
• Is bed linen/are towels provided? • Bed linen is / is not included in the price.

• There is a supplement for bed linen.

• Bed linen and towels can be rented at the reception.
• Is there a cleaning/housekeeping service? • Yes /no/ with a supplement, etc.
• Are there any restaurants nearby? • We can provide a list of restaurants in the area.

• There are many restaurants/cafés in the vicinity.
• Are there any sports facilities? • We have a swimming pool and a tennis court.

• Other sports can be found nearby...

• There are lots of sports in the area: sailing, rafting, waterskiing, windsurfing, horse-riding, hiking ...
• Is there any entertainment ? • Entertainment is provided every evening.

• Entertainment is available locally /nearby/ in the area.

• There are also lots of excursions to choose from.
• Can you recommend places to visit?
• There are many interesting places to visit in the area.

• We have all sorts of documentation available: maps, brochures, leaflets, timetables, etc.
• What is the price.
• What are your rates?
• How much does it cost?
• Our current rates are: per night / per week / per person.
• How far is it from ...
- the beach?
- the airport?
- the nearest town?
• The apartment/house/building is ......minutes from the beach

• There is a shuttle service to the beach/airport/town centre.

• There is a taxi rank just outside the building/house.
• Could you send me a brochure please? • With pleasure.
• Could you give me your address please?

see also:
hotel accommodation

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