Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 85. SPA RETREAT. Extra Cloze

Relax, Rejuvenate, Recharge

Sparngall Spa Retreat 1_________ you to a place of natural beauty where you can recharge your body and mind. Our mission is to 2__________ the highest quality environment, accommodation food and activities, 3___________ that you can relax completely 4__________ your time with us. Our highly qualified 5___________ will provide you 6__________ a warm welcome and 7_________ that you get the 8_________ out of your stay.

Sparngall Spa Retreat 9_________ eighteen luxury double bedrooms with large 10__________ bathrooms and views of Sparngall Mountain. All bedrooms come 11_________ stocked refrigerators, fresh flowers that are changed daily, fruit, and spring 12__________ from our very own Sparngall Reservoir.

The spa retreat includes a sauna, jacuzzi and swimming pool, all of 13________ are open from 0500 until midnight. We are 14__________ minutes from Sparngall Mountain and Lake, and we offer seasonal Nordic 15____________, hiking and fishing. Our 16___________ services and activities include: 17_________ therapy, yoga classes, facials, 18__________ treatments and aromatherapy

The Sparngall restaurant includes high 19_________, healthy dining with the freshest ingredients. These are grown and 20__________ on the 4,000 acres of land 21________ surrounds the spa retreat. Our chefs will be delighted to prepare meals to 22_________, including full vegetarian and vegan fare.

Rates vary 23____________ to the month. Please go to our website for 24___________ rates: www.sparngallspa.net

Sparngall Spa Retreat is 25_____________ by car or train. The nearest railway station is Sparngall Station. 26___________ there it is a ten-minute taxi 27____________ to the retreat. We are happy to 28_____________ transport to and from the station for you.



rejuvenate: /rɪˈdʒuːvəneɪt/ to make somebody/something look or feel younger or more lively. E.g. His new job seemed to rejuvenate him. Special creams to rejuvenate the skin.

recharge:  /ˌriːˈtʃɑːdʒ/ to get back your strength and energy by resting for a time. E.g. We needed the break in order to recharge.

1. welcomes 

2. provide: to give something to somebody or make it available for them to use. E.g. provide something The hospital has a commitment to provide the best possible medical care.

3. so 

4. during 

5. staff 

6. with
provide: to give something to somebody or make it available for them to use. E.g. provide somebody with something We are here to provide the public with a service. 

7. ensure /ɪnˈʃʊə(r)/ /ɪnˈʃɔː(r)/ to make sure that something happens or is definite. E.g. ensure something The book ensured his success. Ensure somebody something Victory ensured them a place in the final. Ensure (that)… Please ensure (that) all lights are switched off.

8. most
get the most out of someone or something to achieve the greatest output of work, effort, production, etc., out of someone or something. E.g. I do what I can to get the most out of life. I try to get the most out of my employees.

9. boasts 
boast (not used in the progressive tenses) boast something to have something that is impressive and that you can be proud of. E.g. The hotel also boasts two swimming pools and a golf course. Rhodes boasts 300 days of sunshine a year.  

10. en-suite
en-suite:  /ˌɒ̃ ˈswiːt/ (of a bathroom) joined onto a bedroom and for use only by people in that bedroom. E.g. Each bedroom in the hotel has a bathroom en suite/ an en suite bathroom. An en suite bedroom (= a bedroom with an en suite bathroom). En suite facilities.

11. with

stock something (with something) to fill something with food, books, etc. E.g. The pond was well stocked with fish. A well-stocked library.

12. water

spring: a place where water comes naturally to the surface from under the ground. Sp. manantial. E.g. a mountain spring. Spring water.

Facility/fəˈsɪləti/ buildings, services, equipment, etc. that are provided for a particular purpose. E.g. sports/ leisure facilities. Conference facilities. Shopping/ banking/ cooking facilities. The hotel has special facilities for welcoming disabled people. All rooms have private facilities (= a private bathroom).

sauna:  /ˈsɔːnə/ /ˈsaʊnə/ 

jacuzzi:  /dʒəˈkuːzi/

13. which

14.  located/ situated

15. walking

Nordic walking is a physical activity and a sport. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles.

Hiking: /ˈhaɪkɪŋ/ the activity of going for long walks in the country for pleasure. E.g. to go hiking. Hiking boots.

16. other

17. massage

massage:  /ˈmæsɑːʒ/

facial: /ˈfeɪʃl/ a beauty treatment in which a person's face is cleaned using creams, steam, etc. in order to improve the quality of the skin.

18. beauty
Aromatherapy /əˌrəʊməˈθerəpi/ the use of natural oils that smell sweet for controlling pain or for rubbing into the body during massage.

19. quality

20. harvested
harvest (something): /ˈhɑːvɪst/ to cut and gather a crop; to catch a number of animals or fish to eat.

21. that/which

22. order 
made to order: made specially for a particular customer

vegan: /ˈviːɡən/ a person who does not eat any animal products such as meat, milk or eggs. Some vegans do not use animal products such as silk or leather.

fare: food that is offered as a meal. E.g. The restaurant provides good traditional fare.

ratea fixed amount of money that is charged or paid for something. E.g. advertising/ insurance/ postal, etc. rates. We offer special reduced rates for students. A fixed-rate mortgage (= one in which the amount of money paid back each month is fixed for a particular period). The basic rate of tax (= the lowest amount that is paid by everyone). Exchange/ interest rates. Rates of exchange/ interest.

vary: /ˈveəri/

23. according

24. current 

25. accessible 

26. From

27. ride
ride: a short journey in a vehicle, on a bicycle, etc. E.g. It's a ten-minute bus ride from here to town.

28. arrange / provide

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