The Reading / Listening - Luxury Travel - Level 0

Airbnb is moving into luxury travel. Its new business will have new places to stay, like vacation homes and boutique hotels. Airbnb offers over four million rooms in 191 countries. It has had over 260 million reservations. This will be more than one billion in 2028. The Airbnb boss wants everyone to use it.



Airbnb does not own any rooms. It helps property owners to rent homes to travelers. The company gets money from booking fees. It will soon offer adventure travel and "unique spaces." It will offer yurts - big, round Mongolian tents. It will also offer travelers "full-on luxury stays". These include "some of the world's nicest homes".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Luxury Travel - Level 1 Luxury Travel - Level 2   or  Luxury Travel - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.cnet.com/news/airbnb-is-getting-all-fancy/
  • https://www.vogue.com.au/vogue-living/travel/the-airbnb-experience-is-about-to-get-even-better/news-story/e95b3ca4cd25024bc6921f62441c5b6c
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbnb


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Airbnb is moving
  2. Its new
  3. new places
  4. vacation homes
  5. Airbnb offers over four million
  6. over 260 million
  7. more than
  8. The Airbnb boss wants everyone
  1. reservations
  2. to stay
  3. to use it
  4. business
  5. one billion
  6. into luxury travel
  7. rooms
  8. and boutique hotels

Paragraph 2

  1. Airbnb does not own
  2. It helps property
  3. rent homes
  4. booking
  5. adventure
  6. big, round
  7. It will also offer travelers full-on
  8. some of the world's
  1. travel
  2. luxury stays
  3. any rooms
  4. nicest homes
  5. to travelers
  6. fees
  7. owners
  8. Mongolian tents

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Airbnb is moving into luxury travel. Its (1) ___________________ have new places (2) ___________________ vacation homes and boutique hotels. Airbnb (3) ___________________ million rooms in 191 countries. It (4) ___________________ 260 million reservations. This will (5) ___________________ one billion in 2028. The Airbnb boss wants everyone (6) __________________.

Airbnb does (7) ___________________ rooms. It helps property owners to (8) ___________________ travelers. The company gets money (9) ___________________. It will soon offer adventure travel and "unique spaces." (10) ___________________ yurts - big, round Mongolian tents. It will also offer travelers "(11) ___________________ stays". These include "(12) ___________________ world's nicest homes".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Airbnbismovingintoluxurytravel.Itsnewbusinesswillhavenewplacest
ostay,likevacationhomesandboutiquehotels.Airbnboffersoverfourm
illionroomsin191countries.Ithashadover260millionreservations.Thi
swillbemorethanonebillionin2028.TheAirbnbbosswantseveryoneto
useit.Airbnbdoesnotownanyrooms.Ithelpspropertyownerstorentho
mestotravelers.Thecompanygetsmoneyfrombookingfees.Itwillsoon
offeradventuretraveland"uniquespaces."Itwillofferyurts-big,rou
ndMongoliantents.Itwillalsooffertravelers"fullonluxurystays".These
include"someoftheworld'snicesthomes".

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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