Listen to the conversation. Where are they going to stay? How will they get there?
Answers & Audioscripts
They are going to stay at a hotel near the beach.
They will get there by bus.
Lily: By the way, where are we going to stay?
Nora: Oh. There’s a small hotel near the beach where we can stay. I stayed there last year and it’s very nice, clean, and not too expensive.
Lily: Do you think they still have vacancies?
Nora: They probably have at least one room available. We can share a room and save some money.
Lily: Sounds good. And when are we going to go?
Nora: There is a bus that leaves at 6:00 in the morning. Is that too early for you?
Lily: That’s ‑ ne with me. I think I’ll be too excited to sleep!
A. Listen to an interview with a spokeswoman from the London Visitor Center. Number the topics she discusses in the correct order from 1 to 4.
b ◻public transportation
d ◻planning a trip
B. Listen again. Write one piece of advice that she gives for each topic.
Answers & Audioscripts
a 4 b 2 c 3 d 1
a money: If you’re a student, you should bring your student ID card with you.
b public transportation: You ought to go online and investigate. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions.
b safety: You should be careful. You shouldn’t go off on your own, especially at night. You shouldn’t carry much cash on you.
d planning a trip: You should start planning before you get here. You ought to decide in advance which sights you most want to see.
Interviewer: What should people do to make their trip to London pleasant?
Spokeswoman: Well, don’t try to do too much in a short time. That’s very important. You should start planning before you get here. You ought to decide in advance which sights you most want to see.
Interviewer: Is it easy to get around on public transportation?
Spokeswoman: Oh, yes, there are buses, trains, the metro, taxis. There are plenty of options. But you ought to go online and investigate. There are websites that will show you the best route to get where you want to go. Oh! And don’t be afraid to ask questions. Even British visitors have to ask for help when they come here. You’ll find that people from London are happy to help. They like welcoming visitors to their city and are willing to give directions.
Interviewer: I see. And is London a safe city for tourists?
Spokeswoman: It’s safer than many cities in the world. But just like in any big city, you should still be careful. For example, don’t go off on your own, especially at night. And never carry much cash on you.
Interviewer: One last thing – is it an expensive city to visit?
Spokeswoman: Yes, it can be, but there are a lot of places in the city where you don’t have to spend a lot of money. If you’re a student, you should bring your student ID card with you. That way, you can get a discount at museums and galleries.
Interviewer: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Spokeswoman: Yeah, just that most people have a great time when they come to London. And I’m sure you will, too!
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