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A.

BUYING TICKETS (train/bus tickets) - Questions and answers



Choose the correct QUESTION for the ANSWER that's given. What did the person ask to get
this answer?


1) ANSWER: It's the standard charge for the seat reservation.
QUESTION:
Why did you charge me 5 more?
Did you give me back my change?
Do I have to change trains?

2) ANSWER: No, only regular seats.
QUESTION:
How much is the ticket?
Does this train have sleeper seats?
Do I have to change trains?

3) ANSWER: Yes, it's 10% cheaper if you have you International Student Card.
QUESTION:
Can I get a student discount?
Is there a discount for seniors?
Is there another train to London today?

4) ANSWER: No, it's a direct train.
QUESTION:
Does this train have sleeper seats?
How much is the ticket?
Do I have to change trains?

5) ANSWER: No, we'll put them in the bus' baggage compartment.
QUESTION:
Did you find my bag?
Do I have to bring my bags on the bus?
Is this the only bus station in this city?

6) ANSWER: Yes, there are three stops before the station.
QUESTION:
Is this the only bus station in this city?
Are there any buses going to Charleston today?
Does the bus stop anywhere before the central bus station?

7) ANSWER: Yes, if it's not expired you'll get 70% of the ticket price back.
QUESTION:
Can I get a refund ( = money back) for an unused ticket?
Can I get a discount if I buy my ticket in advance?
Do you have a schedule I could look at?

8) ANSWER: If you buy your ticket one week in advance, it'll be 20% cheaper.
QUESTION:
Can I get a discount if I buy my ticket in advance?
Can I get a refund ( = money back) for an unused ticket?
Do you have a schedule I could look at?

9) ANSWER: Yes, there's one at 10:00 AM, and another at 5:45 PM.
QUESTION:
Can I get off before the central bus station?
Are there any buses going to Charleston today?
Is this the only bus station in town?

10) ANSWER: No, they leave from Victoria Station.
QUESTION:
How much is a ticket to Brussels?
How long is the trip to Brussels?
Do trains to Brussels leave from this station?

B. Transportation/General vocabulary (Q + A) 2


Write the LETTER of the response (from the list on the right) to each of the following
questions/comments. Choose the best, most logical response:

a: No, you have to transfer in Birmingham.
b: Yes, you can, but all refunds are subject to a 10% administrative fee.
c: No, I'm sorry, that flight is fully booked.
d: Yes, but there's a $100 charge for transporting pets.
e: No, you have to go to one of the counters around the corner.
f: You'll have to go to the "lost luggage" section upstairs.
g: Children under 5 years old travel free of charge.
h: No, I'm sorry, that bag is too big to bring aboard.
i: Yes, there's a 10% discount if you have an International Student Card
j: No, it's 15 minutes late.
1. Can I bring my cat on the flight if she's in a carrier?
d


2. Can I get one ticket for the 9:00 PM flight to New York City?

3. How much is the ticket for my four year old son?

4. Is there a student discount?

5. Can I return this ticket?

6. Is the train to Glasgow on time?

7. My bag didn't arrive with my flight.

8. Can I bring this bag on the bus with me?

9. Is this a direct train to Coventry?

10. Is this the line for Singapore Airlines?

C. Buying tickets 1 (plane, train, bus)



Choose the correct, most natural-sounding response according to the context of the
conversation:


YOU: Hello. I _____________ two tickets to Manchester, please, for the
5:00 PM train.
would buy
would like
would sell

CLERK: First or second-class?

YOU: What's the _____________ between the two?
difference in price
different price
cheaper

CLERK: First class tickets are 47 each and second-class tickets are 35 each.

YOU: I'll take two second-class tickets. Can I buy the ____________ tickets now as well?
round
return
back

CLERK: If you like... When would you like to come back?

YOU: Is there a train that ____________ Manchester in the afternoon on Monday?
leaves
goes to
arrives in

CLERK: Yes... there's a train from Manchester to London leaving daily at 4:00 PM... Would
you like me to book two tickets for you?

YOU: Yes, ________________. Second-class as well.
can be
can do
please do

D. Buying tickets 2 (plane, train, bus)



Choose the correct, most natural-sounding response according to the context of the
conversation:


YOU: Hello. _____________ two tickets to Boston, please, for the 5:00
PM bus.
Would I purchase
Could I give
Could I get

CLERK: Sure. That'll be $100.

YOU: Oh, I thought these tickets were _____________?
low
on sale
so expensive

CLERK: They are, but only when you book two weeks in advance.

YOU: OK, no problem... I'll take them. How much ____________ they were?
did you pay
did you sell
did you say

CLERK: $100. You did want one-way tickets, not round-trip, right?

YOU: That's right. Can I pay by ______________?
credit card
credit
a credit

CLERK: No, I'm sorry, we only accept cash.

YOU: OK, could you tell me where the nearest ________________ ( = cash machine) is?
VIP
ATM
KLM

CLERK: There's one in the bank across the street from here.

E. Buying tickets 3 (plane, train, bus)



Choose the correct, most natural-sounding response according to the context of the
conversation:


YOU: Hello. _____________ a one-way ticket to Singapore, please.
I'd like to buy
I purchase
I can buy

CLERK: Alright. And when would you like to leave?

YOU: _____________ Monday if possible.
Following
Next
Coming

CLERK: So, the 22nd of May... We have a flight at 7:30 AM. It's $450... should I go ahead
and book it for you?

YOU: Yes, ______________, please book it.
perfection
is perfect
that's perfect

CLERK: OK... and your name?

YOU: It's David Boreanaz. Would you like me to ______________ my last name for you?
letter
spell
number

CLERK: Yes, please.

YOU: B-O-R-E-A-N-A-Z. And when does the flight ______________ ( = arrive in)
Singapore?
get in to
get up at
get up to

CLERK: Let me check... It arrives in Singapore at 2:00 PM local time.
E. Buying tickets 4 (ferry/boat)



Choose the correct, most natural-sounding response according to the context of the
conversation:


YOU: Hello. _____________?
When can the next ferry to Calais leave
When would the following ferry to Calais leave
When does the next ferry to Calais leave

CLERK: At 10:45. Would you like to buy tickets.

YOU: Yes, _____________?
how much it is
how much are they
how much cash

CLERK: The tickets are 100 each way.

YOU: OK, _____________, please.
we'll take three
can we give three
we can take three

CLERK: Are you driving? Or do you have bicycles you'll be taking on the ferry?

YOU: No, we're ______________.
no bicycle
on foot
walk

CLERK: Here are your tickets. That'll be 300 in total.

YOU: (HANDING THE CASHIER THE MONEY) ______________.
Money.
Here is.
Here you go.

F. Buying tickets 4 (ferry/boat)



Choose the correct, most natural-sounding response according to the context of the
conversation:


YOU: Hello. _____________?
When can the next ferry to Calais leave
When would the following ferry to Calais leave
When does the next ferry to Calais leave

CLERK: At 10:45. Would you like to buy tickets.

YOU: Yes, _____________?
how much it is
how much are they
how much cash

CLERK: The tickets are 100 each way.

YOU: OK, _____________, please.
we'll take three
can we give three
we can take three

CLERK: Are you driving? Or do you have bicycles you'll be taking on the ferry?

YOU: No, we're ______________.
no bicycle
on foot
walk

CLERK: Here are your tickets. That'll be 300 in total.

YOU: (HANDING THE CASHIER THE MONEY) ______________.
Money.
Here is.
Here you go.

G. TRAINS/TAKING TRAINS - Talking about problems, etc.


Choose the correct word (from the list on the right) to complete each of the following sentences:


sleeper
lost
completely
missed
platform
car
student
lavatories
cash
delay
1) I don't have my identification card.

2) I don't have any . Can I pay by credit card?

3) I my ticket.

4) I my train.

5) We can't find the that our train leaves from.

6) Are the occupied?

7) I asked for a seat because I like to sleep on trains.

8) My window won't close ( = all the way). Can you fix it?

9) Why is there such a long ?

10) I'm hungry. Is there a restaurant on this train?

H. DRIVING 1 (At the gas station)




Choose the correct, most natural-sounding responses according to the context of the
conversation:


GAS STATION ATTENDANT: What can I do for you.


YOU: Fill it up, please... Hey, ______________ is Philadelphia from here?
how long
how far
where

GAS STATION ATTENDANT: It's about 100 miles from here.

YOU: What's ______________ to get there?
the best way
best
a way

GAS STATION ATTENDANT: Take the 95. That will take you all the way to Philadelphia.

YOU: Thanks. Is the 95 a ______________ highway?
paying
toll
cash

GAS STATION ATTENDANT: No, it's free. Would you like me to clean your windshield?

YOU: Yes, please... And could you check my _____________ as well?
oil
liquid
container

GAS STATION ATTENDANT: All right... All done. That'll be $46.75.

YOU: Here you go. _____________.
Keep the money
Keep it for yourself
Keep the change

I. DRIVING - Problems, etc.

Write the correct word (from the list on the right) to complete each of the following sentences:

reserved
ran
dead
noise
drunk
license
tire
boost
accident
locked
1) I got a flat .

2) This isn't the car I online.

3) I my keys in my car.

4) I out of gas.

5) I got into an .

6) My car is making a lot of .

7) My battery is .

8) Can you give me a ? = Can you help me recharge my battery?

9) I don't have an international driver's .

10) I never drive when I'm