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Conversation Practice Travel By Paul Chen
Outline Starting Questions Sample Conversations (1) Booking a Ticket (2) At the Immigration Office Vocabulary (1) (2)(1)(2) Useful Expressions Discussion Questions Reference
Starting Questions Have you ever booked a flight by yourself? How did you do that? What are the essentials for traveling (the things necessary for one to bring with while traveling)? Is there an unforgettable (whether good or bad) traveling experience that youd like to share?
Ref. Some Essentials for Travelers Must: your passport (with visa), ticket, money. Suggestions: Map and tour book (get them locally at a bookstore or their information bureau) Sunglasses and Sunscreen Extra clothes on carry-on baggage (in case your luggage is lost or misplaced). First aid supplies, over-the-counter medicine you frequently need (e.g. anti-acid, pain-killer) and the medicine you need regularly. *Keep them in their original package to avoid questioning at the customs office. Phone numbers you need for contact. Changes of local currency for tips and phone calls.
Ref. Ten Essentials for Hikers, Backpackers and Climbers. Map Compass (optionally supplemented with a GPS receiver, by some other sources)GPS Sunglasses and Sunscreen Extra food (extra water is considered "important") Extra clothes Headlamp/flashlight First aid supplies Fire starter Matches Knife (source: )http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_essentials
Sample Conversation (1): booking the ticket C: Clerk; P: Passenger. C: China Airline. May I help you, Miss? P: Yes. Id like to go to Beijing next Saturday. C: What time would you like to leave? P: Id like to fly at around 10 oclock in the morning then. C: First class or economy, Miss? P: Economy, please. C: Would you like a round trip ticket? P: Yes. A round trip ticket, please. C: May I have your name and phone number? P: Rosemary Smith. R-O-S-E-M-A-R-Y S-M-I-T-H. My phone number is C: Thank you, Miss.
Sample Conversation (2): going through Immigration I: Immigration Officer; P: Passenger. I: Why are you coming to the US? P: For tourist purposes; for family reunion; on business; to go to a conference; to study. I: Where are you studying/staying? P: At –Hotel on – Street (downtown); with my brother; at the school dorm. I: How long are you going to stay here? P: for a month; for two years. I: (questions for students) Have you got a letter from the University? Where are you living? How much money have you got to study here?
Vocabulary (1): Traveling by plane: destination departure time/ departure day / airfare to book (a flight/ a room) ( / ) single ticket/ one-way ticket return ticket/ round trip ticket visa passport boarding pass transfer travel agent itinerary
Vocabulary (2): different types Season: peak season ; off-peak season Traveling with -- : group travel Package tour free individual travel back-packer Destination: domestic travel go abroad Accommodation: Hotel, motel, youth hostel ( ) bed & breakfast Money: deposit cash credit card travelers check duty-free shop
Useful Expressions T: Traveler; C: Clerk. T: Is next weekend available? C: Yes, We have some vacant seats next Sunday morning. C: First class or economy? T: First class, please. C: Whats your destination? T: I want to fly to London. C: Would you like a round trip ticket? T: Nope, a one-way ticket, please. T: Whats the airfare? C: Thats 20,000NT. C: May I have your reservation number? T: Yes. My reservation number is
Discussion Questions What do you like most about traveling? (eating different foods, shopping, going to their museums, seeing sights, talking to local people, etc.) What are the things to be careful about when traveling? E.g. 1. Dont ever leave your property (bags and luggage) unattendedeven just for a minute. 2. Go to the airport two hours before the flight is scheduled to take off. (Security checks take longer nowadays.) 3. Dress conservatively (or moderately) so that you dont become a target (of theft or other crimes). 4. Check the official websites of the places you plan to visit beforehand, and plan your itinerary as much as possible. (more here: 1, 2)12