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1. Dialogue Reading

1. Dialogue Reading

Read the dialogue with your partner a few times.

Take turns being

each character. Practice your intonation and pronunciation.

(At the Airport Taxi Stand)

 

Taxi Driver: Would you like a taxi, sir?

 

Gentleman: Yes, I would.

Taxi Driver: Do you have just the one suitcase?

Gentleman:

Yes, that’s it. Im going downtown. Is there a flat

rate or do you use the meter?

 

(The taxi driver picks up the suitcase and carries it to the trunk).

Taxi Driver:

I use the meter.

 

(In the Taxi)

Taxi Driver: Where would you like to go?

 

Gentleman:

Im going to the Claremont Hotel on 5th and

Broadway.

Taxi Driver:

Okay.

Gentleman:

About how long will it take to get there?

Taxi Driver:

Oh, at this time of day, it won’t take long… about

fifteen or twenty minutes.

 

Gentleman:

What do you think the fare will be?

 

Taxi Driver:

Probably around twenty five dollars.

(Fifteen minutes later)

Taxi Driver:

Here we are.

Gentleman:

How much is that?

 

Taxi Driver:

That’ll be $22.00.

Gentleman:

Here’s twenty five. Keep the change.

Taxi Driver:

Thank you. Ill get the suitcase for you.

(The taxi driver opens the trunk.)

Taxi Driver:

Here you go. Have a nice day.

Gentleman:

Thank you.

Everyday Dialogues

Hailing a Taxi

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Everyday Dialogues

Hailing a Taxi

2. Practice

Work with your partner. Role-play the dialogue, substituting the different expressions below. Then reverse roles.

Would you like a taxi, sir? Do you want a taxi, sir? Would you like a cab? Do you need a taxi? Are you waiting for a taxi?

Yes, I would. Yes, I do. Yes, thanks. Yes, I do. Yes, I am.

Do you have just the one suitcase?

Yes, that’s it.

Do you have any luggage? Do you have any bags?

No. Just my computer. Ill keep it with me. Yes. I have these two.

Is there a flat rate or do you use the meter?

Is there a set rate or do you use the meter? Is there a fixed rate or do you use the meter?

Is there a fixed fare or do you use the meter?

You’ll receive your new bank cards in about two weeks. Youll get your new bank cards Well send you your new bank cards

At this time of day, it won’t take long

The traffic is light now, so it shouldnt take long.

The traffic is quite heavy, so it may take awhile.

about 15 or 20 minutes.

Where would you like to go?

Where are you going? Where to?

About how long will it take to get there? Is it far? How long a trip is it? How long does it take?

What do you think the fare will be? dollars. What do you think it will cost? How much do you think it will be?

Probably around twenty-five

Itll probably be about…. It might be about…

How much is that? How much is it? Whats the fare?

That’ll be $22.00. Its $22.00. Thats $22.00.

Here’s twenty-five. Here you are. Here you go.

Here we are. Here you are. This is it. Okay. Were here.

I’ll get the suitcase. Ill get your bag. Ill get the luggage.

Everyday Dialogues

Hailing a Taxi

3. Expand Your Vocabulary

 

A.

Odd One Out -

Underline the word or expression in each group that does not belong and explain why.

1.

taxi,

bus,

elevator,

 

subway

 

2.

bag,

cart,

suitcase,

luggage

3.

automobile,

boat,

car,

vehicle

4.

fare,

cost,

rate,

expensive

 

5.

fixed rate,

set rate,

 

variable rate,

 

flat rate

 

B.

Fill in the Blanks - Choose the correct word from the list below to complete the sentences.

 

meter

-

tip

-

passenger

-

stand

-

trunk

-

fare

-

luggage

1.

I gave the taxi driver a big

 

because he was very nice.

 

2.

The airline will only allow you to take two pieces of

 

3.

You cant park your car there. It is a taxi

 

4.

The taxi driver told the

 

to put on his seat belt.

 

5.

The taxi driver turned on the

 

as soon as he started to drive away from the house.

6.

It is a long way from the airport to the center of the city, so the taxi expensive.

 

will be very

7.

Our new car has a big

 

,

so we can take a lot of suitcases.

 
  will be very 7. Our new car has a big   , so we can

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Everyday Dialogues

Hailing a Taxi

4.

Dialogue Building

 

Complete the dialogue below with the appropriate expressions.

 

(At the Airport Taxi Stand)

 

Taxi Driver:

?

Gentleman:

Yes, I am.

Taxi Driver:

?

Gentleman:

Yes,

(The taxi driver picks up the suitcase and carries it to the trunk.)

 
 

Im going downtown. Is there a

or do you use the meter?

Taxi Driver:

I use the meter.

(In the Taxi)

Taxi Driver:

?

Passenger:

Im going to the Claremont Hotel on 5th and Broadway.

Taxi Driver:

Okay.

Passenger:

?

Taxi Driver:

Oh,

,

so it might take awhile.

Passenger:

?

Taxi Driver:

Probably around twenty five dollars.

 

(Fifteen minutes later.)

 

Taxi driver:

Here we are.

Passenger:

?

Taxi Driver:

$22.00.

Passenger

Keep the change.

 

Taxi Driver:

Thank you. Ill get

for you.

(The taxi driver opens the trunk.)

 
 

Here you go. Have a nice day.

 

Passenger: Thank you.

 

5.

Write your own dialogue

 

Work with a partner and write your own new dialogue using any phrases from page 2. dialogue and present it to your class.

Then practice the