European Vacation: Hotel check-in scene

Taxi driver: The Royal Imperial Windsor Hotel. Want me to give you a hand with that?

Clark: If you could just get that stuff in… Carry that. I’ll get the luggage out. Rusty, we could use your help. I can get these bags.

Taxi driver: Sure I can’t help?

Clark: Ellen, do you have any money? Would you pay?

Ellen: No problem.

Camembert cheese is also produced on a large scalemoulded by the thousands in giant factories.

Clark: Hello! Top of the evening. I’m Clark Griswaldfrom the United States of America.I believe we have reservations for four.

Hotel owner: No, you’re scuppered, mate.The place is full of macaroons.I could get on the dog andblow to my mate in Whitechapel.

Rusty: Dad, he’s speaking English.

Clark: I know.

Ellen: This is from the Pig in a Poke show.They said there’d be rooms for four and a rental car waiting for us.We’re the grand prize winners.Oink, oink! We’ll be pigs!

Hotel owner: Oh, the Yanks. Follow me.

Clark: Is there anybody to help with the luggage?

Hotel owner: Mum!

Clark: Kids, help me out. No, please sit.

to give somebody a hand – dare una mano a qualcuno
stuff – roba
luggage – bagagli
to produce – produrre
on a large scale – su larga scala
to mould – formare, modellare
giant – gigante
reservation – prenotazione
to be scuppered – essere in guaio
rental car – macchina noleggiata
grand prize winner – vinvitore del grande premio
oink, oink – oink, oink (maiale)

Can you find the synonyms of the following words?

1. baggage a. to help
2. to give a hand b. companion
3. giant c. luggage
4. mate d. suitcase
5. bag e. enormous


1. c.

2. a.

3. e.

4. b.

5. d.


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