Taking a Taxi

 

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Listen to the dialog while reading the text.
Good evening. Where are you heading?en
Do you know where the Astoria Hotel is?en
The one downtown?en
Yes. Do you think we can make it in 20 minutes?en
I can't promise anything, but I think we will be fine. en
Thank you. I have to be there at 6:30.en
What brings you to the city?en
Vacation. I'm going on a city sightseeing tour.en
That's nice. Is it your first time in the city?en
Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many years.en
Here we are, Astoria Hotel.en
How much do I owe you?en
It's 18.20 dollars, please. en
Here are 20 dollars, keep the change. Thank you very much.en
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialog.
 
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  •   Good evening. 
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    are you heading?
     
 
 
Good evening. are you heading?
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  •   Do you know 
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    the Astoria Hotel is?
     
 
 
Do you know the Astoria Hotel is?
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  •   The 
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    downtown?
     
 
 
The downtown?
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  •   Yes. Do you think we can 
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    it in 20 minutes?
     
 
 
Yes. Do you think we can it in 20 minutes?
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  •   I can't promise 
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    , but I think we will be fine. 
     
 
 
I can't promise , but I think we will be fine.
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  •   Thank you. I have to be 
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    at 6:30.
     
 
 
Thank you. I have to be at 6:30.
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  •   What brings you to the 
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What brings you to the ?
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    . I'm going on a city sightseeing tour.
     
 
 
. I'm going on a city sightseeing tour.
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  •   That's nice. Is it your 
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    time in the city?
     
 
 
That's nice. Is it your time in the city?
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  •   Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many 
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Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many .
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Here we are, Astoria Hotel.
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  •   How 
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    do I owe you?
     
 
 
How do I owe you?
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  •   It's 18.20 dollars, 
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It's 18.20 dollars, .
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  •   Here are 20 dollars, keep the 
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    . Thank you very much.
     
 
 
Here are 20 dollars, keep the . Thank you very much.
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Learn important phrases

What is your destination?en
Just drop me off at the corner of city park.en
How much is the fare to the airport?en
It's 10 dollars, please. en
Could you wait for me here?en
That is no problem, but you will have to pay for the time.en
Could you switch the meter on, please?en
It is already on.en
What is your destination?
 
Just drop me off at the corner of city park.
 
How much is the fare to the airport?
 
It's 10 dollars, please.
 
Could you wait for me here?
 
That is no problem, but you will have to pay for the time.
 
Could you switch the meter on, please?
 
It is already on.
 
 
 

Practice the phrases

Build the sentence by clicking on the words.
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialog and choose the matching statement.
 
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    • He wants to be dropped off in the South.en
       
    • He can't be dropped off in the city center.en
       
    • He wants to go to the city center.en
       
 
 
 
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    • The window is broken.en
       
    • The air conditioning isn't working.en
       
    • The car is not working.en
       
 
 
 
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    • It costs 20 dollars to go home.en
       
    • The fare to city hall is around 20 dollars.en
       
    • It costs too much to go to city hall.en
       
 
 
 
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Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
Taxi driver
Good evening. Where are you heading?en
You
Do you know where the Astoria Hotel is? en
The one downtown?en
Yes. Do you think we can make it in 20 minutes? en
I can't promise anything, but I think we will be fine. en
Thank you. I have to be there at 6:30. en
What brings you to the city?en
Vacation. I'm going on a city sightseeing tour. en
That's nice. Is it your first time in the city?en
Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many years. en
Here we are, Astoria Hotel.en
How much do I owe you? en
It's 18.20 dollars, please. en
Here are 20 dollars, keep the change. Thank you very much. en
Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Good evening. Where are you heading? en
David
Do you know where the Astoria Hotel is?en
The one downtown? en
Yes. Do you think we can make it in 20 minutes?en
I can't promise anything, but I think we will be fine. en
Thank you. I have to be there at 6:30.en
What brings you to the city? en
Vacation. I'm going on a city sightseeing tour.en
That's nice. Is it your first time in the city? en
Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many years.en
Here we are, Astoria Hotel. en
How much do I owe you?en
It's 18.20 dollars, please. en
Here are 20 dollars, keep the change. Thank you very much.en
 
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