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Leaving Something Behind

Leaving Something Behind

Date: Jun 14 2002


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When staying in a hotel, it’s very common to leave something behind. When this happens, the best thing to do is to call the hotel and ask them to send it to you.
Last week Tanis stayed in a hotel and left something of hers behind. Today she called the hotel to try to get it back.
In the following conversation, listen to Tanis try to get her item back!


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Receptionist:   Hello?

Tanis:   Hi. Is this the Super 8 hotel?

Receptionist:   Yes.

Tanis:   Okay. Who is this?

Receptionist:   This is Dimpoom.

Tanis:   Okay, Dimpoom.

Receptionist:   Yes?

Tanis:   My name is Tanis Logan and I stayed at the Super 8 last week from Monday until Friday. And I left my phone charger in room number 125.

Receptionist:   125?

Tanis:   Yes. And I left it plugged in to the outlet behind the night…

Receptionist:   How long ago?

Tanis:   I checked out on Friday. Excuse me?

Receptionist:   Are you checking out today?

Tanis:   No, I checked out one week ago today.

Receptionist:   One week ago?

Tanis:   I know it’s there.

Receptionist:   I don’t know anything about it because… If you don’t mind, can you give me your phone number and everything?

Tanis:   Sure.

Receptionist:   So when I find out I can call you back.

Tanis:   Yeah, sure. My phone number is 888.418.8021.

Receptionist:   And your name?

Tanis:   My name is Tanis. It’s T-A-N-I-S.

Receptionist:   Okay. And you stayed in number 125?

Tanis:   125.

Receptionist:   I will go in number 125 and check out what’s happening or I’ll ask housekeeping and as soon as I find out, I can call you back.

Tanis:   Thank you so much.

Receptionist:   No problem.

Tanis:   Okay. Bye!

Receptionist:   Bye.



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So do you think Tanis has a good chance of getting her phone charger back? I hope so. She needs her phone to talk to her friends and do her job!
For a conversation like this, please be prepared to do the following:
1. Introduce yourself
2. Explain the situation
3. Ask for help
4. Give contact information
5. Thank the person you talk to for their help
If you can do these five things, you can easily call to get things you’ve left behind! Good luck!
Your American Friend,


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