1101_ A UNIQUE NIGHT’S STAY(1)

Not all hotel nights are created equal

[Steve]

[Chip & Chelsea]

When on vacation, what do you look for in a hotel?  Maybe you want a comfortable bed, luxurious /lʌgˈʒʊə.ri.əs/ (very comfortable and expensive) amenities or a convenient location. However, if you want something out of the ordinary and wish to go beyond the mundane /mʌnˈdeɪn/ (ordinary and therefore not interesting), these spectacular hotels offer a stay you won’t soon forget!
Hippo Point
For those
who prefer an overnight stay with some four-footed-or two-winged – guests, Hippo Point in Kenya offers unique accommodations on the East African plains. The nine-story tower on a private estate  [ɪsˋtet] and wildlife sanctuary  [ˋsæŋktʃʊ͵ɛrɪ]  rates as one of the top 10 resorts in the world.

Guests enjoy incredible views of Olodian Bay while observing the densest population of hippos in Africa. More than 520 species of birds flock around the lake, their calls echoing in the air. After a restful night’s sleep, you’ll find a delicious breakfast waiting on an outside patio  [ˋpɑtɪ͵o] .
Dog Bark Park Inn
At the Dog Bark Park Inn, sleeping in a doghouse is a good thingl Located near Cottonwood, Idaho, this bed and breakfast is inside the world’s largest beagle.
A private staircase leads to the second-story balcony entrance. Guests relax on dog-themed decorative furnishings and enjoy a fabulous breakfast. All this for only $92 a night!

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[Ashley & Ken]

hotel
bed and breakfast = B&B
resort
渡假勝地;渡假村
住旅館不是用 live
而是用 stay 
Which hotel are you staying in?
你是住哪一間飯店?

[Liz]

However, if you want something out of the ordinary and wish to go beyond the mundane, these spectacular hotels offer a stay you won’t soon forget!

out of the ordinary= unusual = not ordinary
If you’re looking for an out of the ordinary dining experience, then you should try the new restaurant at the mall.
Mr. Wilson’s artwork got first place because the judges thought his design was out of the ordinary.
nothing
It was a typical Wednesday afternoon; nothing out of the ordinary happened.
although the bank’s security alarm rang, the policemen found nothing out of the ordinary.

 

[Michelle]

amenity (n) 愉樂;(常用複)便利設施
The cruise ship boasts top-quality amenities that attract many tourists.
這艘遊輪擁有最高級的設施並吸引許多遊客。
Each month, the residents of the building have to pay a fee to
maintain their public amenities.
每個月,大廈的居民必須付費維護他們的公共設備。 
mundane (adj)
平凡的;平庸的;庸俗的
Sarah only listens to classical music. She considers other types of music mundane.
Sarah
只聽古典音樂。 她認為其他的音樂都太庸俗了。
Victor leads a mundane life. Work occupies most of his time.
Victor
過著平凡樸實的生活。 工作佔領了他大多数的時間。 
estate (n)
莊園;財產;遺產
The large estate is famous for its red wine.
這個廣大的莊園以它的红葡萄酒而聞名。 
The historical estate included a large home, farm buildings
and one hundred acres of land.
這個歷史優久的莊園包括一個很大的房子、農舍和一百英畝土地。
The old lady left her estate to her only son.
這位老太太把遺產留給她獨生的兒子。

 

[Vocabulary & phrase]

amenity
mundane
estate
decorative

luxurious, modest, amenity, mundane, estate, wildlife, sanctuary, private estate, nothing out of the ordinary, species, flock, patio, balcony, fabulous, resort

 

公共設備 public amenity

付費  pay a fee

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