Taking a Taxi

 

Practice the sentences

Listen to the dialogue and choose the matching statement.
What is your destination?en
Just drop me off at the corner of city park.en
 
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    • She would like to go to the city park.en
       
    • She wants to be dropped off at the corner of main street.en
       
    • She would like to go to her home.en
       
 
 
How much is the fare to the airport?en
It's 10 dollars, please.en
 
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    • It costs 15 dollars to go to the airport.en
       
    • It costs 10 dollars to go to the airport.en
       
    • It is free to go to the airport.en
       
 
 
Could you wait for me here?en
That is no problem, but you will have to pay for the time.en
 
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    • He can wait for her.en
       
    • Waiting is really annoying.en
       
    • Waiting for her is not possible.en
       
 
 
 
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Practice the phrases

Build the sentence by clicking on the words.
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Learn the dialog

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
Good evening. Where are you heading?en
Do you know where the Astoria Hotel is?en
You mean the one in the city center?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 dialogue.
 
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  •   Good evening. 
    • e
    • r
    • e
    • W
    • h
    are you heading?
     
 
 
Good evening. are you heading?
W h e r e
 
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  •   Do you know 
    • e
    • w
    • e
    • r
    • h
    the Astoria Hotel is?
     
 
 
Do you know the Astoria Hotel is?
w h e r e
 
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  •   You mean the 
    • n
    • e
    • o
    in the city center?
     
 
 
You mean the in the city center?
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  •   Yes. Do you think we can 
    • a
    • k
    • e
    • m
    it in 20 minutes?
     
 
 
Yes. Do you think we can it in 20 minutes?
m a k e
 
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  •   I can't 
    • o
    • m
    • i
    • s
    • e
    • p
    • r
    anything, but I think we will be fine.
     
 
 
I can't anything, but I think we will be fine.
p r o m i s e
 
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  •   Thank you. I have to be 
    • h
    • e
    • r
    • e
    • t
    at 6:30.
     
 
 
Thank you. I have to be at 6:30.
t h e r e
 
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  •   What brings you to the 
    • i
    • t
    • y
    • c
    ?
     
 
 
What brings you to the ?
c i t y
 
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    • o
    • a
    • i
    • V
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    • t
    • c
    • a
    . I'm going on a city sightseeing tour.
     
 
 
. I'm going on a city sightseeing tour.
V a c a t i o n
 
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  •   That's nice. Is it your 
    • r
    • s
    • f
    • t
    • i
    time in the city?
     
 
 
That's nice. Is it your time in the city?
f i r s t
 
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  •   Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many 
    • a
    • r
    • e
    • s
    • y
    .
     
 
 
Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many .
y e a r s
 
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Here we are, Astoria Hotel.
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  •   How 
    • h
    • c
    • u
    • m
    do I owe you?
     
 
 
How do I owe you?
m u c h
 
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  •   It's 18.20 dollars, 
    • l
    • e
    • s
    • e
    • a
    • p
    .
     
 
 
It's 18.20 dollars, .
p l e a s e
 
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  •   Here are 20 dollars, keep the 
    • h
    • n
    • c
    • e
    • a
    • g
    . Thank you very much.
     
 
 
Here are 20 dollars, keep the . Thank you very much.
c h a n g e
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and choose the matching statement.
 
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    • He can't be dropped off in the city center.en
       
    • He wants to go to the city center.en
       
    • He wants to be dropped off in the South.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
       
    • It costs too much to go to city hall.en
       
    • The fare to city hall is around 20 dollars.en
       
 
 
 
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Speak the dialogue

Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (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
You mean the one in the city center?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 dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (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
You mean the one in the city center? 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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