Esta série Conversações Diárias é sobre uma família em viagem pelos 50 estados dos EUA. Junte-se a eles à medida que vão conhecendo as atividades de lazer e a história de cada lugar. Essas conversas são para alunos de inglês de nível intermediário ou superior.

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Neste diálogo, Gina e Paul fazem o check-in em um hotel em Kansas City, no Missouri, e pedem informações sobre bons restaurantes na região.

Gina: Excuse me, we would like to check in.

Hotel staff member: Of course. Could I have your passport and credit card, please?

Gina: Here you go.

Hotel staff member: Okay, you’re all set. Here are your keycards. You and your children have adjoining rooms on the fourth floor.

Paul: Thank you. We’re looking for a place to have dinner tonight. Do you have any suggestions?

Hotel staff member: I suggest going to a barbecue restaurant. The style of barbecue in Kansas City is unique. It has a mouthwatering tomato-molasses sauce.

Gina: Is there a good barbecue restaurant nearby?

Hotel staff member: Yes, there’s one right around the corner.

Agora vamos rever o vocabulário.

In this conversation, to check in [fazer o check-in] means to arrive at a hotel and be given a room to stay overnight.

A keycard [cartão magnético usado em vez de chave para abrir uma porta] is a small, plastic card that is used instead of a key to open a door.

Adjoining [adjacente; anexo; contíguo] means next to or joined.

In a building, the floors [andares] are the different levels of the building. In the U.S., the ground level is called the first floor or ground floor. The next level higher is called the second floor, and the floor above that is called the third floor, and so on.

The verb suggest [sugerir] plus a gerund (a verb that ends in -ing and acts like a noun) is used to recommend something to someone. For example, I suggest seeing this movie. We suggest leaving early.

Barbecue [churrasco] is a style of cooking meat. The meat is cooked slowly over low heat and often the food is flavored with smoke. The smoke flavor usually comes from wood being burned during the barbecue process. Some barbecue restaurants have special large ovens designed for cooking food in this way.

Mouthwatering [de dar água na boca] means that food looks or smells delicious, making people want to eat it immediately.

Molasses [melaço] is a thick, black, sweet and sticky liquid. It is made from the process of turning raw sugar into pure sugar.

Right around the corner [bem próximo] means nearby or a short distance away.

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