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Curs 2

Land Travel
CARS, TRAINS, BUSES
Elements of a car:

Translate into English:


a) Poftii n vagoane! ...............................................................................................................
b) Nu am reuit s prind trenul! ...............................................................................................................
c) Urc-te n tren! Coboar din tren! ...............................................................................................................
d) Tocmai ce ai pierdut trenul! ...............................................................................................................
e) Tarif normal ...............................................................................................................
f) Bilet dus ...............................................................................................................
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g) Bilet dus-ntors ...............................................................................................................
Train vocabulary:

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


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: Do 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?
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:
1. Can I bring my cat on the flight if she's in a carrier?
a: No, you have to transfer in Birmingham.
2. Can I get one ticket for the 9:00 PM flight to New York City? b: Yes, you can, but all refunds are subject to a 10% administrative fee.
3. How much is the ticket for my four year old son?
c: No, I'm sorry, that flight is fully booked.
4. Is there a student discount?
d: Yes, but there's a $100 charge for transporting pets.
5. Can I return this ticket?
e: No, you have to go to one of the counters around the corner.
6. Is the train to Glasgow on time?
f: You'll have to go to the "lost luggage" section upstairs.
7. My bag didn't arrive with my flight.
g: Children under 5 years old travel free of charge.
8. Can I bring this bag on the bus with me?
h: No, I'm sorry, that bag is too big to bring aboard.
9. Is this a direct train to Coventry?
i: Yes, there's a 10% discount if you have an International Student Card
10. Is this the line for Singapore Airlines?
j: No, it's 15 minutes late.

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BUYING TICKETS 1 (plane, train, bus)


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
BUYING TICKETS 2 (plane, train, bus)
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.
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BUYING TICKETS 3 (plane, train, bus)


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.
BUYING TICKETS 4 (ferry/boat)
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 ______________. on 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.
TRAINS / TAKING TRAINS - Talking about problems, etc.
Choose the correct word (from the list on the right) to complete each of the following sentences:
1) I don't have my . identification card.
sleeper
lost
2) I don't have any . . Can I pay by credit card?
completely
3) I . my ticket.
missed
4) I . my train.
platform
5) We can't find the . that our train leaves from.
car
6) Are the . occupied?
student
7) I asked for a . seat because I like to sleep on trains.
lavatories
cash
8) My window won't close . ( = all the way). Can you fix it?
delay
9) Why is there such a long .?
10) I'm hungry. Is there a restaurant . on this train?

DRIVING - Problems.
a) Am pan de cauciuc. .........................................................................................................................................................................
b) Aceasta nu este maina pe care am rezervat-o pe internet. ..............................................................................................................
c) Mi-am ncuiat cheile n main accidental. .........................................................................................................................................
d) Mi s-a terminat benzina. .....................................................................................................................................................................
e) Am fcut un accident. .........................................................................................................................................................................
f) Mi-a murit bateria. Poi s mi-o ncarci? .............................................................................................................................................
g) Nu am carnet de conducere internaional. .........................................................................................................................................
h) F-i plinul. ...........................................................................................................................................................................................

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DRIVING (At the gas station)


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

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Synonyms:
FEE

TAX

VOCABULARY
Bilet la clasa a doua = ..

Program = ..

Carnet de conducere = ..

Rambursare = ..

Macaz = ..

Lumin de semnalizare = ..

Arip (la main) = ..

Reducere = ..

F-i plinul = ..

Vagon restaurant = ..

Pastreaza restul = ..

Tren de marf = ..

Peron = ..

Bar de protecie = ..

Vagon-restaurant = ..

Parbriz = ..

Eapament = ..

Bilet dus = ..

Grammar
THE SEQUENCE OF TENSES
CONCORDANA TIMPURILOR
Ordinea timpurilor pe o ax temporal


ANTERIORITATE
PAST PERFECT
PAST
ANTERIORITATE
N TRECUT
RELAIA
TEMPORAL

SIMULTANEITATE

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ANTERIORITATE

SIMULTANEITATE
PRESENT PERFECT
PRESENT
ANTERIORITATE
N PREZENT

TIMPUL DIN PROPOZIIA PRINCIPAL

POSTERIORITATE
FUTURE

TIMPUL DIN PROPOZIIA SUBORDONAT

PRESENT TENSE

..

Mary ..................................

(that) she .................................. this song.

Mary spune

c i place acest cntec.

PAST TENSE

..

Mary ..................................

(that) she .................................. that song.

Mary spunea

c-i place acest cntec.

PRESENT TENSE

..

I ..................................

(that) you ..............................your lessons.

The students .................................

what I ................................them last week.

PAST TENSE

..

The students .................................

what I ..................................them the week before.

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POSTERIORITATE

PRESENT TENSE

..

I ..................................

that Mary .................................. her mind.

PAST TENSE

..

I ..

that Mary .................................. her mind.

Atenionare
Nu se folosete niciodat timpul prezent i timpul viitor dup timpul trecut, chiar dac n romn folosim aceast
succesiune (vezi regulile din tabel).
El spunea c are nite cri interesante.
*He said that he has some interesting books.
He said that he had some interesting books.

El spunea c te va invita la restaurant.


*He said he will invite you to a restaurant.
He said he would invite you to a restaurant.

Chose the correct version:


a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)

Harris thought he (would buy / will buy) a new house soon.


Our friends asked us why the train (has not arrived / had not arrived) yet.
She had to promise him that she (will help / would help) them.
The engineer claimed that he (agrees / agreed) with the others.
John didnt remember what he (told / had told) me the day before.
We guess father (hasnt heard / hadnt heard) this news yet.
I promised her that I (will lend / would lend) her the book after I (finished / had finished) it.
I am sure that Thomas (will come / would come) here when he (feels / will feel) better.

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Trecei verbul scris cu litere cursive la timpul trecut i facei celelalte modificri n fraz:
a) She cant remember what I told her.
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b) Tom believes that you are right.
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c) You say that she knows you.
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d) The children hope that Santa Claus will bring them many toys.
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e) Jane regrets that she cant give us more details about this accident.
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f) Fred thinks that all his friends will come to his birthday party.
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g) We dont know what he did on Monday.
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h) I remember that I saw him somewhere.
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Traducei n englez. Atenie la regulile de concordan a timpurilor:
a. Credeam c vor pleca mai devreme dar m-am nelat.
...
b. El nu tia c ea cumprase deja casa i cele dou terenuri.
...
c. Mary m-a anunat c e bolnav i c nu va putea s ne viziteze zilele acestea, aa cum ne promisese.

d. Nu credea c hotelul i va mai reveni financiar dup un an att de slab.

e. Cnd am plantat aceti pomi, am crezut c grdina va arta ca un adevrat paradis.


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