Would you like to stay in a hotel made out of salt? Watch this video to find out more about this unusual hotel in Bolivia. 


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7/8 first time

of course i did not get the numbers right as well :P

restaurant was amazing ! entire location is just .. PIECE OF ART as he says

I know that Dario Lora doesn't use a word 'square' when he tells about a stretch of the salt flat but shouldn't the correct measure be used in the answers? 'According to Dario Lora, the salt flat is the biggest in the world and it covers 12 thousand square kilometres.'

Hello MariZ,

Yes, I think you make a good point and so we've changed the answer to say 'square kilometres'.

Thanks very much for pointing this out to us!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

The place is very interesting and unusual. Of course I'd like to stay in this hotel but not for long because I think it's not very comfortable. I've never stayed in an unusual hotel but I've stayed in hotels located in old buildings. It was interesting too.

Of course I'd like to visit this hotel, but in a dry season because if it rained, the hotel may turn into a big salty lake.
I have never been to a special hotel from the same kind.

Yes, I'd like to visit a place like that. It would be very exciting! I've never stayed in an unusual hotel, but I have stayed two times in old Soviet hotels in Lithuania and Bulgaria. It was not the same experience, but there was a special atmosphere.

The place is awesome. I would like to visit it, indeed, and the food looks good as well.
I've never been at an unusual hotel to date.

Well yes, absolutely, it's sounds like An adventure come true, its probably could be a good story I can share with people after I stayed that. Um... Unfortuntely not yet, not a particular speacial one, I hope it does happened in future

how can i teach and useful from this moive

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