Hotel negotiations pairwork roleplay

Market Leader Pre-Intermediate Unit 6

 Hotel negotiations roleplay card- Student A 

Your company is planning to take the whole company away for a weekend in a hotel.

You work for the HR (Human Resources) department, so for you the most important thing is making the employees happy. You therefore think is it vital to book an expensive hotel with all the best facilities. Negotiate with your partner and agree on every detail of the hotel you are going to look for.

Things you might want to talk about include:

–          A luxury hotel with big individual bedrooms

–          Being in a picturesque and/ or exotic location where no one has ever been before

–          Exciting and unusual things to do in the local area

–          Delicious food and drink

 Hotel negotiations roleplay card- Student BYour company is planning to take the whole company away for a weekend in a hotel. You work for the Finance department, so for you the most important thing is keeping the cost down. Negotiate with your partner and agree on every detail of the hotel you are going to look for.

Things you might want to talk about include:

–          Being in a location close to your company to cut down on travel costs

–          Making employees share hotel rooms

–          Choosing a reasonably priced hotel

–          Cutting down on the cost of food and drink

–          Arranging cheap or free day trips and other activities

 

Hotels negotiations roleplay cards (Language of negotiation/ Travel English)

Teacher’s instructions

Photocopy one copy of the worksheet per pair of students and cut along the lines. Give out the roleplay cards and let them negotiate until all of the pairs have agreed on at least one point (e.g. the number of stars of the hotel they are going to book). If any groups finish early, prolong their discussion with more ideas of details they can decide about the hotel, e.g. what kind of view.

Discuss as a class what each team agreed and decide together who the best negotiator is.

You can continue with discussion of what are the best non-cash rewards that you can use to motivate employees.

This activity is designed to go with Market Leader Pre-Intermediate (Old Edition) Unit 6 (corporate hospitality), but can be used with any Business English or Travel and Tourism English class, especially if you are doing the language of meetings and negotiations, or have people from the HR and/ or Finance department.

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PDF version for easy printing:HotelNegotiationsPairwork

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