5-speed listening (Level 1)

The world's strangest hotel complaints






Try  Level 0  |  Level 2  |   Level 3

See a sample

This useful resource has hundreds of ideas, activity templates, reproducible activities for …

  • warm-ups
  • pre-reading and listening
  • while-reading and listening
  • post-reading and listening
  • using headlines
  • working with words
  • moving from text to speech
  • role plays,
  • task-based activities
  • discussions and debates
and a whole lot more.

More Listening

Spelling  |  Dictation


A travel website survey on hotel complaints found some unusual things. Skyscanner.net surveyed 400 hotel staff in 39 countries. It asked about the strangest things guests had asked for or complained about. Most of the unusual complaints were about food and the room. Not everyone will like every hotel room, but some complaints in the survey were very strange. It would be impossible for any hotel to make these complaining guests happy.

The complaints about food included one guest asking for 16 cucumbers a day. Another requested only the right legs of a chicken. One guest asked for crocodile soup. Other crazy complaints included a man at a luxury hotel in London unhappy that his room did not have a sea view. London is about 75 km away from the sea. Other guests wanted the toilet filled with mineral water, a bath full of honey and a discount because his girlfriend snored.

Other Levels

Try other levels.

Level 0  |  Level 2   |   Level 3

All Levels

This page has all the levels, listening and reading for this lesson.

← Back to the hotel complaints  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You