The hostel owner shows Kathy and Evan the room.
O:Well, do you like it?
E:Gee, it's really nice. I didn't expect such a room at a hostel, uh, I mean...
O:You can speak frankly around me, young man. I know what you mean. After all, this isn't the Ritz! But we have very clean rooms and simple but useful facilities.
E:What if we want to place a call?
O:There are no phones in the room, but you can use the desk phone anytime. We never close the living room, but we request that our guests be considerate of others.
E:Yes, of course. Oh, is this a mini-refrigerator?
O:Yes, it is, but we request that you keep only bottled drinks inside, no food. You can buy your snacks outside and eat them in the living room, dining room, or TV room.
E:That's reasonable. I don't imagine there's air-conditioning.
O:There's no need! This is Amsterdam, not Miami! But there's a ceiling fan if you like.
E:Wow! This is great. We'll take it!
O:I knew you would.
1. frankly 坦自地，老实地
I know you don't like to hear this，but，frankly，you really should lose some weight.
2. facility 设施/备
The most important facility at university is its library.
Many city facilities like parks, playground, public restrooms are usually free of change.
3. What if...? 要是…怎么办呢?
What if I miss my flight?
4. place/make a call 拨/打一通电话
If you want to place a collect call, you must first call the operator.
5. be considerate of… 体贴…
Most Chinese students are very considerate of their teachers.
6. bottled 瓶装的
7. reasonable 合理的; 理性判断力的
You paid too much for your CD! That was not a reasonable price.
I often ask my father for advice because he is a reasonable man.
8. air-conditioning 空调装置
9. ceiling 天花板