Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Life Pre-Intermediate 3D Getting Around Town p.40

(Supplemental Materials for Specific Textbooks--Life Pre-Intermediate)

Lead-in (docs, pub)--lead in questions taken from here
Transcript: docs, pub
Vocabulary cards: drive, docs, pub

Is there any environmentally-friendly transportation in your area?

What are the most annoying bad driving habits of other drivers in your country

What do you have to do to get a driver's license in your country? Do you have to take a test?  Is it a hard test?

What do you think is the most dangerous form of transportation? Why?

What do you think is the safest form of transportation? Why?

What do you usually do when riding a train or bus?
    • Do you read?
    • Do you sleep?

What is the penalty for speeding in your country?

What is your favorite kind of car? Why?

What kind of things annoy you about other people's driving?

What kind of transportation do you use most often?

What's the most readily available form of public transportation where you live?

What's your favorite color for a car?

When was the last time you rode a bus?

Where is a good place to go for a drive?

Would you like to go on a cruise? Why or why not?

Do you sometimes take a taxi (cab)?

How do you "call" a taxi in your country from the side of the road? (ex. raise your hand in the air, etc.)
    • Is it expensive to take a taxi in your country?
    • Are there seat-belts in the taxis?
    • Is it common to give the cab driver a tip? If so, about how much do you give?
    • Does the cab driver open the door for you, or do you open it yourself?
    • Is it more appropriate to sit in the front or back of the taxi?

J: Hello? Are you the next taxi?
D: Yes, that’s right.
J: I’d like to go to the station, please.
D: Bus or train?
J: Oh sorry. The train station.
D: OK. Get in then.

D: There are road works up by the entrance.
J: You can drop me off here.  It’s fine.  How much is that?
D: Six pounds thirty.
J: Sorry, I only have a twenty-pound note.  Do you have change?
D: Sure. So, that’s thirteen pounds seventy.  Do you want a receipt?
J: No, it’s OK thanks.  Bye.

S: Hi. Do you stop at the airport?
D: Yeah, I do. Which terminal is it? North or south?
S: Err, I need to get to the … north terminal.
D: OK. A single or return ticket?
S: Single, please.
D: That’s two pounds.

J: A return ticket to the airport, please.
T: OK.  The next train goes in five minutes.
J: Right. That one, please.
T: First or second class?
J: Second.
T: OK.  That’s fourteen pounds fifty.
J: Wow! Can I pay by cheque?
T: Sorry. Cash or credit card.
J: Oh no … Oh, one moment. Maybe I have enough left.
T: OK.  Here you are.
J: Which platform is it?
T: Err, Platform six.

A: Hello. Can I see your passport?
S: Here you are.  I don’t have a ticket because I booked online.
A: That’s OK.  How many bags are you checking in?
S: None.  I only have this carry on.
A: OK. Window or aisle?
S: Err, I don’t mind but can I have a seat next to my friend?
A: Has he already checked in?
S: No, I’m waiting for him.
A: Well, I can’t …
J: Shelley!
S: Where have you been?
J: It’s a long story.

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