Mark Shimada

English Phrasal Verb Practice for “check in” and “check out”

Emily and her family went on a short vacation. It took 10 hours to fly there. They took a taxi from the airport to the hotel. Finally at the hotel, they checked in [ hanno fatto il checkin ]. The manager gave them the room key. When they left the hotel, they had to check in their key [ riconsegnare le chiavi ]. When they returned, they had to check it out [ riprenderle ].

Emily and her family unpacked their suitcases. Emily’s dad wanted to check out a museum [ a vedere un museo ]. Everyone wanted to go there, too. 

At the museum, Emily liked all of the paintings. She saw an old map on the wall. "Check out this map  [ guarda questa mappa ] of the city," she said to her brother. They both looked at it for a while.

Later, Emily remembered to check in with her grandparents [ fare un saluto ai suoi nonni ]. She called them and said, "We've just visited the museum. Now, we're going to see more sights!" Her grandparents were happy. They said, “Please check in [ Fatti sentire ] again tomorrow.”

Next, they visited a famous lookout point. "Check out the view [ Guarda che vista ] from here," her mother said. They enjoyed seeing all the buildings and parks. They took lots of photos.

For lunch, they found a small cafe. At the table, she checked out a guidebook [ ha consultato una guida ]. "There's a beautiful park near us. Let’s check it out [ Andiamo a vederlo ]," she said. The park was beautiful. It had lots of flowers and a lake. Later, they went back to the hotel. They checked in at the front desk [ si sono presentati di nuovo al banco ] again. There were messages for her Dad.

In the afternoon, Emily and her family went shopping. Emily checked out some shops [ è andata per negozi ]. She bough souvenirs for friends. Her brother checked out the sports shop [ suo fratello è andato nel negozio sportivo]. He bought a foughtball with a signature on it.

On their last day, they checked out of the hotel [ hanno fatto il checkout dall’albergo ]. Before they left, Emily said, "I need to check out one last thing [ devo controllare un’ultima cosa ]." She ran to a small bookstore. She checked out a book [ ha preso un libro ]. She bought it to read on the airplane.

At the airport, her family checked in for the flight [ la sua famiglia ha fatto il check in sul volo ]. She was ready to leave. "This city is amazing. I'm glad we checked it out [ che l’abbiamo vista ]," she said. The family boarded the plane. Everyone fell asleep on the plane. Emily had a dream. In her dream, she checked out a city [ ha visitato una città ] under the ocean.


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