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ENGLISH FOR TOURISTS

topic: At the airport 1 (Looking for the check-in desk)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation at the airport:

YOU: Hi, where's the check-in ________________ for American Airlines?

counter

control

zone

AIRPORT WORKER: That's in terminal 2. This is terminal 1.

YOU: Is there a ________________ that goes between terminals?

transportation

shuttle bus

vehicle

AIRPORT WORKER: Yes, there's one right in front here.

YOU: ________________to the taxi stand?

Together

With

Next

AIRPORT WORKER: Yes, that's right.

YOU:. Thanks. How much time ________________ to check in? ( = How much time before
my flight should I check in?)

will I let

should I allow

can I take

AIRPORT WORKER: If you're on an international flight I believe you have to check-in 3


hours before your flight.

YOU:. And for ________________ flights?

local

country

near

AIRPORT WORKER: On those flights you have to check in 1 and a half hours before.
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topic: At the airport 2 (At the check-in desk)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation at the airport:

CHECK-IN WORKER: Hello. Where are you flying today?

YOU: Hi, ________________ to London, England.

I fly

to fly

I'm flying

CHECK-IN WORKER: Can I see your ticket and your passport, please?

YOU: Sure. Here's my passport. And here's my ________________.

paper

e-ticket

online purchase

CHECK-IN WORKER: Thank you. Would you like a window seat?

YOU: No, I'd like an ________________ seat please.

aisle

isolated

open passage

CHECK-IN WORKER: OK, and is all this luggage yours?

YOU: These ________________ are mine.

two luggages

two bags

two baggages

CHECK-IN WORKER: All right. One of your bags is overweight... I'm going to have to
charge you for the excess weight.

YOU: I see. How much ________________ do I have to pay? And can I pay by credit card?

cash

over

extra

CHECK-IN WORKER: $30 dollars more, sir, and yes, we do accept credit cards.
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topic: At the airport 3 (At the check-in desk)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation at the airport:

CHECK-IN WORKER: Hi. Where are you flying today?

YOU: Hi, I'm flying to Miami, but I need a ticket... Can I ________________ here?

buy

get

buy one

CHECK-IN WORKER: No, you'll have to go to the ticket counter... That's over in terminal
3.

YOU: How _________________?

do I get there

do I come to it

can I be there

CHECK-IN WORKER: You can walk there. The terminals are connected. Just turn right
and go all the way to the end of this terminal and you'll be in Terminal 3.

(YOU LEAVE AND GO TO THE TICKET COUNTER)

YOU: Hi there. I ________________ a ticket here?

told me that I can

will buy

was told I could buy

TICKET COUNTER WORKER: Yes you can. Where to?

YOU: I need a ticket to Miami, please, for today _______________.

perhaps

if possible

can be

TICKET COUNTER WORKER: All right.... Yes, I can get you on the flight at 7:00 PM
tonight, which arrives in Miami at 10:00 PM. This ticket is $650.

YOU: Do you have anything ________________?

less

cheaper

so expensive

TICKET COUNTER WORKER: No, not on such short notice, sir. That's the lowest price I
can get you for today or tomorrow.
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topic: AT THE AIRPORT: What's wrong? (Telling someone about a problem/about what's
wrong)

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

gate
bottle
pass
mobile
wallet
delayed
money
flight
bags
page

1) I lost my and all my money was inside it.

2) I missed my .

3) I can't find my husband. Can you him?

4) I can't find my departure .

5) The airline lost one of my .

6) I don't have enough to buy a sandwich.

7) They won't let me take my of water on the plane.

8) I lost my boarding .

9) My flight has been for three hours.

10) Is there a public phone here? My ( = cellphone) isn't working.


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ENGLISH AT THE AIRPORT | Questions and answers

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

1) ANSWER: No, you'll have to transfer either in Chicago or Kansas City.


QUESTION:

Are there any direct flights to Dallas?

How much is a ticket to Dallas?

How long does the flight to Dallas take?

2) ANSWER: It's right there, next to that restaurant.


QUESTION:

How early should I check in?

How much do I have to pay for the extra bag?

Where's the lost-and-found office?

3) ANSWER: I'm sorry, this bathroom is being cleaned.


QUESTION:

Can I go into the bathroom?

Where can I get a coffee around here?

Where's the ticket office?

4) ANSWER:$75.
QUESTION:

Where's the lost-and-found office?

How much do I have to pay for the extra bag?

How long is the delay?

5) ANSWER: 2 hours.
QUESTION:

How long is the delay?

Has the flight been cancelled?

What time is it?

6) ANSWER: At 2:00 PM.


QUESTION:

How long is the delay?

When does the flight to Bangkok leave?

What time is it?


7) ANSWER: No, this is the arrivals area.
QUESTION:

Is this the departures area?

Is this the arrivals area?

Is this the lost-and-found office?

8) ANSWER: It's $10 per 24 hours.


QUESTION:

Where are the lockers?

How much does a locker cost?

Where are the luggage carousels?

9) ANSWER: It was. The gate has been changed to 44D.


QUESTION:

Can I buy a ticket here?

How long is the delay?

Is this the gate for flight 234 to Madrid?

10) ANSWER: You can bring one small bag on the plane with you.
QUESTION:

How much carry-on luggage am I allowed?

How many bags can I check?

Where can I pay for the extra bag?


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topic: ON THE PLANE: Speaking with flight attendants/passengers 1

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

YOU: Could I get another _____________, please? I'm a little cold.

Coke

blanket

magazine

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Certainly, sir. Would you like a pillow as well?

YOU: No, thanks. But could you please bring me a ________________?

Coke

liquid

soft

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Sure, would you like ice in that?

YOU: Yes, please... Oh! Could you also lend me a pen to ________________ this
immigration form?

write

fill out

make

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: I don't have one on me right now, but I'll get one for you.

(THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT COMES BACK WITH YOUR DRINK AND A PEN) YOU: Thanks. Do
you know when we will we be ________________?

landing

on land

grounding

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: In about 2 hours.

YOU: What's the ________________ in Seattle right now?

degrees

hot

temperature

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: I'm not sure... I'll check with the pilot.
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topic: ON THE PLANE: Speaking with flight attendants/passengers 2 | Common
terms/phrases

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

YOU: Excuse me, would it be possible to ________________ seats with someone? My wife
and I would like to sit together.

alter

interchange

switch/change

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Certainly, sir. For now, please take your seat, and once the plane
takes off, I'll help you with that.

YOU: Thank you. Could you help me put this bag in the ________________ compartment?

up

overhead

high

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Sure... there you go.

(YOU SEE THAT SOMEONE IS SITTING IN YOUR SEAT)

YOU: I'm sorry, I think you're ________________.

sitting wrong

a mistake

in my seat

OTHER PASSENGER: Oh, let me check my boarding ________________... Yes, I'm


sorry, my mistake.

pass

passport

document

YOU: No problem. I'm going to _________________ anyway. My wife and I would like to
sit together.

transfer

move

trade

OTHER PASSENGER: Oh, well, I can switch places with your wife. That way you two can
sit together.

YOU: Really? That would be great! Thanks a lot.


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topic: ON THE PLANE: What's wrong? (Talking about problems, etc.)

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

pen
water
blanket
stretch
lavatories
light
ice
headphones
fold
nauseous

1) I'm cold. Could I get a ?

2) These don't work. I can't hear the movie.

3) I'm thirsty. Could I get some ?

4) I feel . I don't want to eat.

5) Are the occupied?

6) My back hurts from sitting. I need to .

7) No in my drink, please.

8) I want to read, but my doesn't work.

9) This seat won't back.

10) Could I get a to fill out this form?


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topic: CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION 1 (Dialogue)

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

BORDER GUARD: Welcome to the United States. Where do you live?

YOU: ______________.

Germany

I'm German

I was born in Germany

BORDER GUARD: And what's the purpose of your visit to the United States.

YOU: I'm going to _______________ my brother. He lives in Boston.

look at

visit

view

BORDER GUARD: How long do you plan to stay in Boston?

YOU: _______________ two weeks.

Also

Along

About

BORDER GUARD: And what do you do back home?

YOU: _______________? I don't understand...

Where

Pardon me

Too fast

BORDER GUARD: Your job... what do you do?

YOU: Oh, I'm a high-school _______________. I teach Physics and Chemistry.

teacher

student

learner
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topic: CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION - Questions and answers 1

Choose the correct QUESTION for the ANSWER that's given. What did the customs
officer/immigration officer ask to get this answer?

1) ANSWER: About two weeks.


QUESTION:

How long do you plan to stay in Australia?

Where will you be staying in Australia?

Have you ever been here before?

2) ANSWER: Yes, I was here for about two weeks last year.
QUESTION:

How long do you plan to stay in Canada?

Where will you be staying in Canada?

Have you ever been here before?

3) ANSWER: I'm here on vacation.


QUESTION:

What's the purpose of your visit?

How long will you be staying in the United States?

Do you plan to work here?

4) ANSWER: Sure.
QUESTION:

How many bags do you have?

Could you open this bag for me?

What's the purpose of your trip?

5) ANSWER: No, I'm travelling with my wife and two daughters.


QUESTION:

Are you travelling alone?

Could you open this suitcase for me??

What's the purpose of your visit?

6) ANSWER: Yes, my brother lives here.


QUESTION:

Are you travelling alone?

Do you have any family here in the United States?

How long does the tour last?

7) ANSWER: No, nothing.


QUESTION:

Do you have anything to declare?


Do you need an interpreter?

Are these your bags?

8) ANSWER: I'm here on business.


QUESTION:

Do you need an interpreter?

What's the purpose of your visit?

Are you importing any fruits or vegetables?

9) ANSWER: No, I'm not.


QUESTION:

Could I see your passport?

Do you have anything to declare?

Are you importing any fruits or vegetables?

10) ANSWER: I'm a web designer.


QUESTION:

What's your line of work?

Did you fill out the customs form?

What's the purpose of your visit?


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topic: At the hotel - General vocabulary 1

Write the correct word to complete each of the following sentences. Choose from the
following options: changed, upfront, view, exchange, bring, noisy, free, mini, locked,
reception.

Can you get someone to our bags to our room?

Are the sheets every day?

We didn't take anything from the -bar.

I my key in my room.

Do I leave the key at the desk?

Do I have to pay ( = in advance) ?

Is there somewhere I can money around here?

The fan is really . Can I turn it off?

Is this service , or do I have to pay for it?

The is fantastic. We can see the whole city!


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topic: At the hotel - General vocabulary 2

Write the correct word to complete each of the following sentences. Choose from the
following options: sheets, cost, maker, service, included, room, control, safe, call,
comfortable.

Can I get a wake-up at 6:30 AM?

Our (bed) are dirty. Could you please change them?

How much does it to make a call to Brazil?

The coffee- doesn't work.

Is breakfast in the price?

Do you have room ?

The remote- doesn't work.

What's the combination for the ?

This is too noisy.

Our bed is very .


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topic: At the hotel 1

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the conversation with the hotel reception
clerk:

YOU: Hello, My name is Dennis. I have a ________________.

check-in

reservation

reserve

HOTEL CLERK: Certainly, sir. (CHECKS THE RESERVATION SYSTEM) Yes, would you like a
room facing the pool or the ocean?

YOU:. Is there ________________ between the two?

a difference in price

more expensive

cheaper

HOTEL CLERK: Yes, the rooms that face the ocean are $100 per night, while the ones
facing the pool are $80 per night.

YOU:. OK, ________________ with the one facing the ocean, please.

make me

I'll go

do it

HOTEL CLERK: And you would like that for three nights, correct?

YOU:. Yes, ________________.

that's right

that is satisfactory

it is not wrong

HOTEL CLERK: I'll have the porter bring up your bags.

YOU:. No, that's fine, I'll ________________.

do it too

make it myself

do it myself
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topic: At the hotel 2

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the conversation with the hotel reception
clerk:

HOTEL CLERK: We have you booked in room #303.

YOU: Would it be ________________to see the room?

first

allow

possible

HOTEL CLERK: Of course, it's upstairs to your right. Here's the key.

(YOU LOOK AT THE FIRST ROOM)

HOTEL CLERK: So, do you like the room?

YOU:. Well, it's a little dark. Do you have any that are ________________?

darker

brighter

sunshine

HOTEL CLERK: Yes, we do have one, but it faces the street, so it's a little noisy.

YOU: Could I ________________ at that one?

make a look

take a see

take a look

HOTEL CLERK: Of course. It's room # 305 and it's upstairs to your left. Here's the key.

(YOU LOOK AT THE OTHER ROOM)

YOU: That room is perfect. I'll ________________.

take it

hold it

grab it

HOTEL CLERK: That'll be �120.

YOU: I have to pay ________________?

front

upfront

advance

HOTEL CLERK: Yes, that's our policy.


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topic: At the hotel 3 (Getting from the hotel into the city)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the conversation with the hotel reception
clerk:

YOU: How do I ________________ from here? Can I take a bus or do I have to take a taxi?

to come to downtown

arrive in downtown

get to downtown

HOTEL CLERK: There are no buses that go to downtown from here. You'll have to take a
cab.

YOU: And how much _________________?

does that cost

price

does that charge

HOTEL CLERK: The fare to downtown is usually about $20. Would you like me to call you
one?

YOU: Sure, can I _________________ for 2:00 PM?

come in

order

get one

HOTEL CLERK: Absolutely. It'll be waiting for you in front of the hotel. Is there anything
else I can do for you?

YOU: Yes, can you get someone to ________________ in my room?

take the sheets and bring new ones

change the sheets

take the sheets

HOTEL CLERK: Yes, of course.

YOU: Thanks. ________________.

You can help

You've been very helpful

You are helping me


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topic: At the hotel 3 (Getting from the hotel into the city)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the conversation with the hotel reception
clerk:

YOU: How do I ________________ from here? Can I take a bus or do I have to take a taxi?

to come to downtown

arrive in downtown

get to downtown

HOTEL CLERK: There are no buses that go to downtown from here. You'll have to take a
cab.

YOU: And how much _________________?

does that cost

price

does that charge

HOTEL CLERK: The fare to downtown is usually about $20. Would you like me to call you
one?

YOU: Sure, can I _________________ for 2:00 PM?

come in

order

get one

HOTEL CLERK: Absolutely. It'll be waiting for you in front of the hotel. Is there anything
else I can do for you?

YOU: Yes, can you get someone to ________________ in my room?

take the sheets and bring new ones

change the sheets

take the sheets

HOTEL CLERK: Yes, of course.

YOU: Thanks. ________________.

You can help

You've been very helpful

You are helping me


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topic: At the hotel 4 (Requesting things, letting someone know there is a problem)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the conversation with the hotel reception
clerk:

YOU: I can't open the window in my room. It seems to be ________________.

struck

stocked

stuck

HOTEL CLERK: I'll get someone to take a look at it. Anything else?

YOU: Yes, how much is the beer in the mini bar? I couldn't find a _________________.

listed

price list

bill

HOTEL CLERK: It's $5 a bottle. Anything else?

YOU: Yes, could you tell the people in the room next to us to _________________ at night?
They were screaming all night and we couldn't sleep.

be quiet

quiet

silence

HOTEL CLERK: Absolutely. I'll ask them to keep the noise down. Anything else?

YOU: No, I think that's it... What time do we have to ________________ tomorrow?

check it

check out

part

HOTEL CLERK: You'll have to leave your room by 12:00 PM.

YOU: OK. And is there somewhere we can ________________ until the evening?

hang out

sleep

leave our bags


HOTEL CLERK: Yes, you can leave them in our storage room.
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topic: At the hotel 5 (Making a reservation)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the conversation with the hotel reception
clerk:

HOTEL CLERK: The Four Seasons Hotel. How can I help you?

YOU: Hello, My name is Mr. Wong. I'd like to reserve a room. Do you have
_________________ from March 10th to March 13th?

any available

free

some free

HOTEL CLERK: Yes, we do. Would you like a double room or a single room?

YOU: _________________ the double room per night?

What costs

How much is

What is the price

HOTEL CLERK: It's $75 per night... And the single room is $65 per night.

YOU: I'm looking for a room that would be nice for a romantic weekend. Which of the two
_________________?

is recommended

do I recommend

do you recommend

HOTEL CLERK: I'd go with the smaller one, the single room. It's much nicer... And two
people can stay in that room.

YOU: OK, perfect. I'd like to ________________ that one then.

reservation

reserve

make

HOTEL CLERK: Alright. I've made that reservation for you. And how will you be arriving?

YOU: We'll be arriving ________________.

by car

on March 10th

with my wife

HOTEL CLERK: Perfect. We have an underground lot where you can park your car.
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topic: At the hotel 6 (Asking for directions)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the conversation with the hotel reception
clerk:

YOU: Can you _________________ a good restaurant around here?

recommend

say

tell

HOTEL CLERK: Hmm... there aren't any restaurants around here...

YOU: What about _________________?

in city

in the city

central

HOTEL CLERK: There are a lot of good restaurants in the area of the city called Uptown. If
you go to Central Avenue, you'll see about 10 different restaurants, all of which are highly
recommendable.

YOU: Great! How do we _________________ Central Avenue from here?

come at

arrive in

get to

HOTEL CLERK: When you exit the parking lot, turn left on Main Street. Keep driving for
about 10 blocks, and you'll come to Central Avenue. Turn right. The restaurant zone is about
5 blocks from there.

YOU: So, we have to ________________ on Central Avenue?

go straight

make a right turn

make a left turn

HOTEL CLERK: That's correct. Would you like me to draw you a map?

YOU: No, thanks, I think _______________.

we'll be fine

we will go

we will try
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topic: AT THE HOTEL (Talking about things you like and don't like)

Choose the correct words/phrases to tell someone that you LIKE or DON'T LIKE something:

1) I love this room. It's very _________________!

pretty

dirty

2) I don't like this room. It's _________________!

very clean

filthy

3) I love this view. It's really _________________!

boring

beautiful

4) I like this restaurant. The food is very _________________.

tasty

bad

5) I don't like the way he behaves. He's very _________________!

rude

nice

6) I love the service here. It's very _________________.

rude

professional

7) I'll pass on ( = I won't take) the room. It's too _________________.

noisy

quiet

8) I'll pass on ( = I won't take) the room. It's a little too _________________.

inexpensive

expensive

9) I don't like this room. It doesn't seem _________________.

dangerous

safe

10) I really like this room. It's very _________________.

cozy

ugly
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Typical English QUESTIONS and ANSWERS one might hear in a hotel 1

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

1) ANSWER: No, it's included in the price of the room.


QUESTION:

Do I have to pay for breakfast?

Where is my key?

Do I have to pay for the room at check in?

2) ANSWER: In the restaurant next to the reception desk.


QUESTION:

Is breakfast included in the price?

What time is breakfast served?

Where is breakfast served?

3) ANSWER: Between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.


QUESTION:

What time is breakfast served?

Where is breakfast served?

Is breakfast included in the price?

4) ANSWER: Yes, you can.


QUESTION:

Where is the kitchen?

Can I use the kitchen?

Is the restaurant open?

5) ANSWER: No, I'm sorry, we're full.


QUESTION:

Do you have any free rooms?

Can I use the kitchen?

What time is breakfast served?

6) ANSWER: No, but each room has a ceiling fan.


QUESTION:

Where can I exchange money?

Does the room have air conditioning?

Is this service free?

7) ANSWER: There is a bank that's right outside the hotel to the right.
QUESTION:

Where can I exchange money?


Is breakfast included in the price?

What time is breakfast served?

8) ANSWER: You have to press "9" on your phone.


QUESTION:

Where can I exchange money?

How do I check my messages?

What time does the restaurant open?

9) ANSWER: Yes, you can leave them in the storage room next to the restaurant.
QUESTION:

Did you give me back my passport?

Can you call me a cab?

Can I leave my bags here?

10) ANSWER: No, not yet. Here it is.


QUESTION:

Did you give me back my passport?

Where is the kitchen??

Can I leave my bags here?


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topic: Restaurant related words/phrases 1 (Seating)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation:

HOSTESS: Hi and welcome to Roberto's. Do you have a reservation?

YOU: No, we don't. Do you have _____________ this evening?

tables waiting

somewhere to sit down

any free tables

HOSTESS: Yes, we do... for 2?

YOU: No, for 4 please. Some friends will be _____________ us.

eating

joining

sitting

HOSTESS: Right this way, please. (SHOWS YOU A TABLE)

YOU: Could we get a table ____________ ?

by the window

window

with window

HOSTESS: I'm sorry, but all those tables are reserved tonight...

YOU: Could you please double ____________ for us? Those tables are really nice.

inspect

check

research

HOSTESS: Certainly. I'll be back in a second... You're in luck! Someone just cancelled their
reservation!

YOU: That's great! Thank you very much _______________.


help

for the research

for your help

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topic: Restaurant related words/phrases 2 (Ordering)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation:

WAITER: Hi and welcome to Roberto's. Are you ready to order?

YOU: Not yet, _____________, please

give us a second

more time

more time is needed

WAITER: No problem. I'll be back in a couple of minutes.... (AFTER A COUPLE OF


MINUTES) What would you like to order?

YOU: How big are your _____________?

foods

portions

plates

WAITER: Very big, you'll definitely get full :)

YOU: Perfect. And what does each order _____________ ( = include)?

come to

come by

come with

WAITER: Each order includes fries or a salad.

YOU: OK. ____________ the chicken breast, and for my wife... the trout.

Bring me

I'll have

Get
WAITER: Great. And would you like fries or salad with that?

YOU: Fries _____________ and a salad for my wife.

for me

I will have

me

WAITER: All right. I'll be right back with your order.

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topic: Restaurant related words/phrases - Conversation 3 (Ordering)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation:

WAITER: Would you like something to drink?

YOU: Yes, _____________ do you have?

beer

I'll have a beer

what kind of beer

WAITER: We have Budweiser, Miller, and Rolling Rock in bottles.

YOU: One Rolling Rock and one Budweiser, please... oh, and a _____________ of water.

glass

plate

vase

WAITER: Alright. And... are you guys ready to order food, or should I give you couple of
minutes?

YOU: We're ready. One ____________ of the grilled calamari, and one _____________ of
the fried shrimp, please.

number

item

order

WAITER: And would you like fries with that?

YOU: Can we get a salad ____________?


still

instead

inside

WAITER: Yes... or for $1 more you can get both...

YOU: Perfect, let's ________________. Fries and salad with both.

do

do that

make it

WAITER: It shouldn't take too long.


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topic: Restaurant related words/phrases 4 (Ordering)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation:

WAITER: Are you ready to order?

YOU: Yes, we can't decide... what do you _____________?

say

decide

recommend

WAITER: Well, our specialty is the Seafood Platter... it includes four different kinds of
seafood...

YOU: Oh, no, I can't eat that... I'm _____________ to seafood! Anything else?

allergic

allergy

an allergy

WAITER: Hmm... Well, the Grilled Chicken is also quite good.

YOU: Perfect, we'll have two orders of that. It's not too _____________, is it?

mild

cold

spicy

WAITER: No, it's pretty mild. And what would you like to drink?
YOU: What kind of ____________ do you have?

water

juice

drinks

WAITER: Orange, mango, and pineapple.

YOU: Two pineapple juices please. Oh... and an ___________.

ash

ashtray

ash plate

WAITER: I'm sorry, but smoking is not allowed in the restaurant.

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topic: Restaurant related words/phrases 5 (Eating a meal)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation:

WAITER: Is everything alright?

YOU: Yes, that was a really great _____________. We both loved it.

food

plate

meal

WAITER: I'm glad you liked it. Is there anything else I can get you?

YOU: Yes, two coffees... and do you have a _____________ ?

dessert description page

dessert menu

menu for sweet things

WAITER: Certainly. I'll be right back with that.

YOU: Oh, and be sure to give our _____________ to the chef... The meal was fantastic.
compliments

good news

tidings

WAITER: I'll be sure to do that. (THE WAITER COMES BACK WITH THE MENUS) Here you
go.

YOU: Thanks. Is the cheesecake ___________?

well

good

satisfactory

WAITER: Yes, it's very tasty. Our customers usually love it.

YOU: OK. Bring us two ____________, please.

parts

cuts

pieces

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topic: Restaurant related words/phrases 6 (Eating a meal - bad service)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation:

WAITER: Is everything alright?

YOU: Well, no, actually the soup is a little cold... Could you ask them to _____________ for
me?

heat it up

make it hot

bake it up

WAITER: Sure. I'll be right back with that.

YOU: Oh, and I asked for a salad, _____________...

but fries came

not fries
instead it's fries

WAITER: I'm sorry about that, I'll get your salad as well.

YOU: One last thing, I asked for a Coke about 15 minutes _____________.

from now

time

ago

WAITER: Yes, I totally forgot about that. It's a very busy time now.

(10 MINUTES LATER)

YOU: ___________, I'm still waiting for my Coke.

You

Excuse me

Do you hear me

WAITER: Oh, right! I'll get that for you right away...

YOU: ___________ (= forget about it), we're leaving.

Never mind

Never before

Now or never

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topic: Restaurant related words/phrases 7 (Finishing a meal/paying)

Choose the correct words/phrases to complete the following conversation:

WAITER: Can I get you anything else?

YOU: _____________ check/bill, please.

Only a

The only

Just the
WAITER: Sure. I'll be right back with that... Did you want to pay separately?

YOU: No, you can _____________ on one check/bill.

everything

put it all

write for

WAITER: (BRINGS THE CHECK) There you go. Thanks.

YOU: Excuse me, do we pay here or _____________?

cash

near the cash register

at the cash register

WAITER: You can pay me.

YOU: OK, and the _____________ isn't included in the check, correct?

tip

tape

tipper

WAITER: No, sir, it isn't.

YOU: (YOU GIVE THE MONEY TO THE WAITER) There you go. Thanks. You've been very
______________.

help

helpful

helpless

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topic: Restaurant/Eating out - Talking about things you like/don't like 1

Choose the correct words/phrases to tell someone that you LIKE or DON'T LIKE something:

1) I love this meal. It's very _________________!

tasty

bland

2) I don't eat meat. I'm a _________________.

carnivore

vegetarian

3) I can't eat _________________ food. I'm on a diet.


spicy

greasy/fatty

4) I love _________________ food, but my husband likes bland food.

spicy

simple

5) This meal is _________________! My compliments to the chef.

fantastic

awful

6) I love the service here. It's very _________________.

rude

professional

7) This restaurant is too noisy. I'm looking for somewhere more _________________.

quiet

loud

8) That was perfect! I'm _________________.

hungry

full

9) I want to order something else. I'm still _________________.

full

hungry

10) That was a great meal! I thought the fish was prepared _________________.

perfectly

badly
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topic: At the bar - Ordering drinks 1

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

BARTENDER: What can I get you?

YOU: Hi. What beer do you have ______________?

in a barrel
in a flow

on tap

BARTENDER: Miller and Foster's.

YOU: I'll have a Foster's, please. Can I run a _____________?

later

tab

payment

BARTENDER: No, you'll have to pay as you go.

YOU: No problem. How much ______________?

payment

cash

do I owe you

BARTENDER: $2 dollars, please.

YOU: Wow! That's ____________!

cheap

less

trivial

BARTENDER: It's happy hour. Draught beer is half price until 8:00 PM.

YOU: Great! And do you _______________ food here?

give

serve

offer

BARTENDER: Only bar snacks... Would you like some peanuts?


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topic: EATING/RESTAURANTS: Fast-food vocabulary

Write the correct word to describe what is being shown in each picture. Choose from the list
on the right:

hot dog
onion rings
packets
straws
popcorn
fries
combo
burger
sub
vending
buffet
soft drink

1. I'd like some .

2. I'd like a .

3. I'll have a .

4. I'll have a meal.

5.

6.

7. I'll have a .
8. machine

9.

10. of ketchup

11.

12.

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topic: SHOPPING/BUYING THINGS | Typical conversation practice 1

Choose the correct, most natural-sounding responses according to the context of the
conversation:
CLERK: Can I help you find something?

YOU: Yes, do you have this dress in _____________?

bigger

larger

a bigger size

CLERK: What size are you looking for?

YOU: Size 6... But if you have a size 8, I'll _______________ as well.

try it on

try to

try for it

CLERK: OK, let me check in the back... (COMES BACK) There you go... I found the dress in
a size 8...

YOU: Thanks. Where are your ____________ rooms?

fitting

trying

trying-on

CLERK: Just around the corner... Let me know if you need anything else.

(YOU TRY ON THE DRESS)

CLERK: So how did that fit?

CLERK: Not too good... I think I need a ____________ size.

less

smaller

not so big

CLERK: That's the smallest size we have in that color... Would you like me to look for
another color?

YOU: No, I like this color... Thanks ____________.

anytime

anyway

always
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topic: SHOPPING/BUYING THINGS | Typical conversation practice 2

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

STORE CLERK: Can I help you find something?

YOU: Yes, does this scarf _____________ in yellow?

arrive

have

come

STORE CLERK: No we don't have it in yellow... only in black, red, and orange.

YOU: Oh, OK. And it's _______________, right?

being sold

on sale

on discount

STORE CLERK: Yes, it is. All our scarves and hats are 20% off today and tomorrow.

YOU: And ____________ the gloves?

what

what if

what about

STORE CLERK: They're normal price.

YOU: These gloves don't have a ____________. How much are they?

price tag

paper

information

STORE CLERK: Those are... $15.99.

YOU: OK, I'll ____________... Could you wrap them up for me? They're a present.

take
take them

purchase
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topic: SHOPPING/BUYING THINGS | Typical conversation practice 3

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

YOU: _____________ these postcards?

How much money

How much

How much are

CLERK: They're 5 for $2.

YOU: _____________.

I only need two

I buy two

It's two I need

CLERK: If you buy them individually, they're $0.50 each.

YOU: OK. I'll take these two. Do you sell any _______________ here?

remembrances

remembers

souvenirs

CLERK: Yes, we do. We've got some mugs, fridge magnets, and more... they're right over
there. Is there anything in particular you're looking for?

YOU: Yes, my mother ____________ plates with names of cities. Do you have any?

gathers

collects

takes

CLERK: Hmm... no, we don't. But there's a store just down the street that sells those.
YOU: What's ____________ of that store?

called

the name

named

CLERK: It's called "Empire State Souvenirs". It's just down the street to your right.

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topic: Shopping - English practice for shopping (Q + A)

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: I'm sorry, we only have that shirt in black.


b: No, but we'll be getting some more tomorrow.
c: I can exchange that for you.
d: No, we don't, but we have a mirror.
e: No, the one on the right is more expensive.
f: Yes, we accept all major credit cards.
g: Yes, we accept that currency.
h: Yes, we can ship your purchased products anywhere in the world.
i: Yes, we have another store a couple of blocks away from here.
j: Yes, I'll give you a coin, because it's for customers only.
j
1. Do you have a restroom?

2. Do you have this in blue?

3. I bought this yesterday, but it's too big.

4. Do you have any more of these bags?

5. Do you have fitting rooms?

6. Are these two wallets the same price?

7. Can you send these things to my address in Japan?

8. Do you accept Master Card?

9. Is there another branch that might have that jacket?

10. Can I pay with US dollars?

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topic: Shopping - English practice for shopping (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: 8%
b: Yes, I can put it on hold for two hours.
c: No, but there's a convenience store that sells groceries.
d: About two hours.
e: Yes, we have refrigerator magnets and coffee cups.
f: OK, but only by a couple of dollars.
g: Yes, I put it in your bag.
h: No, it comes with a universal power source.
i: Each item has a price tag underneath.
j: Yes, all the ties are on sale.
f
1. Can you lower the price a little?

2. Are all of these on sale?

3. Do I have to buy a converter for this computer?

4. How much is tax here?

5. Do you sell souvenirs?

6. How much is this?

7. How much time will it take to make this?

8. Can you set this aside for me?

9. Did you give me my receipt?

10. Is there a supermarket around here?

Clear Answ ers

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topic: SHOPPING VOCABULARY: ANTONYMS - Describing items 1

Write the antonym of each of the highlighted words. Choose from the list on the right:

big
expensive
loose
dirty
old
long
heavy
hard
cold
dry

1. This cup is . Do you have aclean one?

2. This rug looks . Do you have anew one?

3. This bicycle is . Do you have one that's lighter?

4. These sleeves are too . I prefershort sleeves.

5. This pillow is . Do you have asofter one?

6. That car is too . I like smallcars.

7. These pants are too tight. I usually wear pants.

8. This bowl is wet. Do you have a one?

9. This robe is cheap. The other one was too .

10. This can of Coke is warm. Do you have a one?


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topic: SHOPPING: English practice for shopping 1

Write the correct word (from the list on the right)to complete each sentence/description:

gloves
boots
jeans
jacket
skirt
cap
hat
shoes
boxers
shirt
belt

1. I am looking for a .
2. These are on sale.

3. This is too short.

4. These fit me well.

5. I need a new baseball .

6. This t- is too big.

7. Do you sell ?

8. This is on sale.

9. Do you sell ?
10. I need a new .

11. These are too small.

Clear Answ ers

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topic: SHOPPING: English practice for shopping 2

Write the correct word (from the list on the right)to complete each sentence/description:

rug
necklace
bracelet
dress
socks
watch
scarf
keychain
sunglasses
pot

1. I am looking for a .

2. This is on sale.

3. This is too short.


4. These are on sale.

5. That's a beautiful .

6. This is on sale.

7. Do you sell ?

8. That is hand-made.

9. That is beautiful.

10. I need a .

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topic: SHOPPING: English practice for shopping 3

Write the correct word (from the list on the right) to complete each sentence/description:

laptop
mobile phone
hammock
map
kindle
book
magnet
spices
bell
cup

1. How much is this ?

2. This will be perfect for my collection.

3. This is on sale.

4. This is inexpensive.

5. This is used to read e-books.

6. This is on sale.

7. Can I buy a of London?


8. How much are these ?

9. That is not cheap.

10. This makes a nice gift.

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topic: SHOPPING: English practice for shopping 4

Write the correct word (from the list on the right) to complete each sentence/description:

backpack
plush toy
purse
camera
sword
pen
racquet
bicycle
vase
mirror

1. How much is this ?

2. This will be perfect for my collection.


3. This is on sale.

4. This is inexpensive.

5. This makes a great gift.

6. This is on sale.

7. I need to buy a .

8. This is expensive.

9. That is inexpensive.

10. I would like buy a like this one.


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topic: TRANSPORTATION VOCABULARY - Modes of transportation 1

Complete the sentence "We're going there ________________." with one of words from the
list on the right.

train
plane
boat
tram
foot
bus
helicopter
bicycle
car
motorcycle

1. by

2. by

3. by

4. by
5. by

6. on

7. by

8. by

9. by

10. by

English for tourists


topic: 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 your 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 that 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 back 70% of the ticket price.
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?

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topic: 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.
d
1. Can I bring my cat on the flight if she's in a carrier?

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?

Clear Answ ers

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topic: 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.

d
1. Can I bring my cat on the flight if she's in a carrier?

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?

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topic: 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.

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topic: 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.


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topic: 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.

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topic: 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?

English travel phrases (practice exercise)


topic: 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

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topic: 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 .


Clear Answ ers

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topic: SIGHTSEEING VOCABULARY (Definitions) 1

Match the following definitions with the following words: guide, zoo, bridge, castle, bus,
landmark, cruise, discount, museum, amusement park.

A building that is historically important =

A structure that spans a river =

A place where animals are kept =

A vehicle that is used for transportation (on land) =

A place with rides, shows, and other entertainment =

A person who tells you about the importance of historic buildings, etc. =

A reduction in the price of a ticket =

A voyage (usually as a holiday/vacation) on a ship =

A place where one can see art =

A solid structure that was usually fortified against an attack = .

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topic: SIGHTSEEING VOCABULARY (Definitions) 2

Match the following definitions with the following words: ruins, translator, architecture,
era, brochure, facade, attraction, to book, exhibition, view.

A range of sight or vision; a vista =

The art of designing buildings =

A pamphlet with information about something =


Something that is interesting for tourists =

The front of a building =

A collection of works of art =

A person who renders something into another language =

A period; An epoch =

The remains of a building, structure, etc. =

To reserve = .
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topic: SIGHTSEEING VOCABULARY (Definitions) 3

Match the following definitions with the following words: artefact, cinema, prison,
neighborhood, downtown, royal, contemporary, performance, square, port.

The central part of a city (especially an American or Canadian city) =

A place where one can see ships, fishermen, etc. =

An open area or plaza of a city =

Pertaining to or belonging to kings and queens =

A place where one can watch movies =

A man-made object, like a tool, a work of art, etc. =

Modern =

A show, concert, etc. =

A region of a city =

A place where people convicted of crimes go = .


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topic: SIGHTSEEING VOCABULARY (Definitions) 4

Match the following definitions with the following words: park, run down, renovated,
under construction, highlight, extras, theater, cathedral, display, walking tour .
Additional items =

Sightseeing on foot =

A public green area in a city, used for recreation =

Currently being built or repaired =

Brought back to its former state =

In bad shape; falling apart =

A place where one can see a play or another type of performance =

A church =

A very important or outstanding part of something =

An exhibit; a presentation of something in open view = .

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topic: SIGHTSEEING VOCABULARY (Definitions) 5

Match the following definitions with the following words: tower, commentary, palace,
canal, cable car, mosque, synagogue, vintage, optional, market.

A place of worship for Jews =

A spoken (audio) description of something =

A place of worship for Muslims =

A tall, narrow building =

Antique style; old style =

Something you don't have to do =

A place where one buys and sells fruit, vegetables, and many other things =
The official residence of a royal person =

The way to travel up and down a mountain =

An artificial waterway = .

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topic: SIGHTSEEING - Conversations while sightseeing 1

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

YOU: Hello. What time ______________ the museum close today?

when

then

does

MUSEUM WORKER: The museum closes at 7:00 PM.

YOU: And what time _______________ tomorrow?

does it open

it opens

opening

MUSEUM WORKER: The museum opens at 9:00 AM.

YOU: And _______________ is the admission?

what money

what cost

how much

MUSEUM WORKER: The admission fee is $8... $5 if you're a student.

YOU: And are there any special exhibitions _______________ ( = happening) right now?

off

on

at
MUSEUM WORKER: Yes, there's a special exhibition of Edward Hopper's early paintings.

YOU: Is this ________________ in the price of admission?

a cost

included

with

MUSEUM WORKER: No, there's a separate $5 charge for the exhibition.

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topic: SIGHTSEEING - Conversations while sightseeing 2

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

YOU: Hi, do you have any free ______________ of the city?

carts

maps

cards

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER WORKER: Yes, we do... And we also have a free
information booklet.

YOU: Great. Could we ____________ please?

have one

make it

give one

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER WORKER: Sure, here you go.

YOU: We're only here for one day. What ____________ that we see?

you say

do you recommend

do you want

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER WORKER: Well, you can walk down Crescent
Street. It has some beautiful historic architecture, and some good museums. Actually, that
whole neighborhood is very interesting...

YOU: What's that neighborhood _______________?

called

said

known

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER WORKER: Uptown.. When you go out, just turn
right and in about three blocks you'll come to Crescent Street.

YOU: Great! We'll ________________ it out. Oh, one more thing, could we use your
bathroom?

look

take

check

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER WORKER: Of course.

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topic: SIGHTSEEING - Conversations while sightseeing 3

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

YOU: Does the ______________ leave from here?

sightseeing voyage

sightseeing journey

sightseeing tour

OTHER TOURIST: Yes, I think so. We're just waiting for the tour guide to arrive.

YOU: Isn't the tour ____________ to start at 4:30?

made

supposed

have

OTHER TOURIST: Yes, it is. I guess the tour guide is running a little late...

(5 MINUTES LATER)
TOUR GUIDE: I'm sorry everyone, the 4:30 PM tour has been cancelled. We're having
some mechanical problems with our bus.

YOU: So there won't be ____________ tours today?

another

the

any more

TOUR GUIDE: I'm not sure right now. We'll have to wait and see...

YOU: How long ______________?

do we have to wait

to wait

is the waiting

TOUR GUIDE: I'm not sure. They're fixing the bus right now. If they don't fix it in 30
minutes, I'll give all of you your money back.

YOU: And how long does ______________ once it starts?

the last tour

the tour last

the time

TOUR GUIDE: About one hour.

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Sightseeing | Typical questions and answers 1

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

1) ANSWER: 1927.
QUESTION:

When was this building constructed?

Who painted this?

What time does the tour start?

2) ANSWER: Leonardo Da Vinci.


QUESTION:

What year is this painting from?


Who painted this?

How long does the tour last?

3) ANSWER: Two hours.


QUESTION:

How long does the tour last?

What year is this painting from?

What time does the tour start?

4) ANSWER: I'm sorry, but pets are not allowed.


QUESTION:

How much are tickets for children?

How long does the tour last?

Can I bring my dog on the bus?

5) ANSWER: $14 dollars.


QUESTION:

What time do you close today?

How much are tickets for children?

Can I bring my dog on the tour?

6) ANSWER: It's the old courthouse.


QUESTION:

Do you have guided tours?

How long does the tour last?

What is this building?

7) ANSWER: No, we have them in English only.


QUESTION:

Do you have these brochures in Japanese?

Do you speak Japanese?

Do you have guided tours?

8) ANSWER: From the corner or Washington St. and 6th Ave.


QUESTION:

Where does the tour depart from?

What's this neighborhood called?

How much is the tour?

9) ANSWER: Yes, you can, it's in the back.


QUESTION:
Can you take a photo of us?

Can I use your restroom?

Do you speak Spanish?

10) ANSWER: Sure.


QUESTION:

Where are the restrooms?

When does the next boat-tour begin?

Can you take a photo of us?

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topic: SIGHTSEEING: Common terms/expressions

Write the correct word to complete each sightseeing-related question in English:

1. Is this painting (by/from) Picasso?

2. Can you (take/make) a photo of me?

3. Are the restrooms in the (deep/back) ?

4. Is this map (free/priceless) ?

5. When does the next tour (start/starting) ?

6. Is there a (sale/discount) for seniors?

7. Is there a tourist (knowledge/information) center around here?

8. Do you have any (bilingual/bi-language) brochures?

9. Is the museum (open/working) on Mondays?

10. Do you have an (ear/audio) guide?

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topic: MEETING PEOPLE - Conversation 1
Choose the correct, most natural-sounding responses according to the context of the
conversation:

TOM SIKORSKI: Hi, How are you?

YOU: Good, thanks. How are you? Are you also _____________ at this hotel?

staying

traveling

sleeping

TOM SIKORSKI: Yes, my wife and I are staying here. Where are you from?

YOU: I'm from Japan. _____________ ?

What are you

What about you

Where are you

TOM SIKORSKI: I'm from Poland. How do you like Miami?

YOU: I ____________ very much. The weather is fantastic!

enjoy

am lovely

like it

TOM SIKORSKI: Yes, it is. Are you traveling alone?

YOU: No, I'm here with my wife ____________.

equal

as well

equally

TOM SIKORSKI: Well, it was nice to meet you. My name is Tom, by the way...

YOU: Nice to meet you, Tom. I'm Hiro. Enjoy ____________ of your stay!

the rest

the remains

what's left

TOM SIKORSKI: Thanks, Hiro. Take care!


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topic: MEETING PEOPLE - Conversation 2

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

MARY ROGERS: Hi, can I help you find something?

YOU: Yes, I'm looking for the Guggenheim Museum... but I think I'm _____________.

gone

confused

lost

MARY ROGERS: Oh! I'm going to the Guggenheim Museum. I'll show you where it is.

YOU: Thank you! I really _____________ that.

thank

appreciate

approve

MARY ROGERS: My name is Mary, by the way. Where are you from?

YOU: I'm _____________. My name is Adriana.

from Italy

Italy

from Italian

MARY ROGERS: Nice to meet you, Adriana. Are you studying here?

YOU: No, I'm just here ____________.

vacation time

on vacation

with a vacation

MARY ROGERS: And how do you like New York?

YOU: I like it ____________. It's a very interesting place.


much

very

very much

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topic: TALKING TO PEOPLE - Making small talk 1

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

ALEJANDRO: Excuse me, is the City Museum around here?

YOU: I don't know. I don't _____________ here.

have a house

visit

live

ALEJANDRO: Oh! Where are you from?

YOU: I'm from South Africa... I'm here ______________ holiday.

on

with

of

ALEJANDRO: I'm not from here either. I'm from Argentina. I'm studying at the university.

YOU: Oh, yeah? What ______________?

are you learning

do you learn

are you studying

ALEJANDRO: Architecture... What about you? Are you a student?

YOU: No, I ____________ last year. I studied Nursing.

ended

graduated

diploma
ALEJANDRO: That's a really good profession. There's a lot of demand for it these days.

YOU: Yes, it's hard work, but I find it very ____________. I like helping people.

forwarding

rewarding

up

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topic: TALKING TO PEOPLE (about your age, family, etc.) 1
Choose the correct word(s) to complete each sentence:

1) You look much _________________ than you are.

young

younger

2) I'll _________________ next month.

be 25

have 25

3) My grandfather _________________ away ( = died) last month.

went

passed

4) I'm _________________. My husband is a doctor.

engaged

married

5) I'm the youngest of my _________________ ( = brothers and sisters).

siblings

offspring

6) I'm _________________. I'm getting married next May.

married

engaged

7) I live _________________.

alone

lonely
8) I don't have any _________________.

children

child

9) I have two _________________. We live in a three bedroom apartment.

inhabitants

roommates

10) _________________ is your son?

How many years

How old

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topic: TALKING TO PEOPLE - Saying goodbye 1

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

ALEJANDRO: Well, it was a pleasure meeting you.

YOU: _____________! I had a great time talking to you.

Same

Also

Likewise

ALEJANDRO: If you ever visit Argentina, please let me know...

YOU: Absolutely... Give me your e-mail address. We'll keep _____________.

touching

in touch

with a touch

ALEJANDRO: I'd like that...

YOU: And thanks for ______________...

buy me lunch

purchasing lunch
buying me lunch

ALEJANDRO: No problem... Anyway, enjoy the rest of your trip...

YOU: You too! ____________ at university!

Good luck

Good fortune

Lots of good fortune

ALEJANDRO: Thanks... Have a safe trip back.

YOU: Thank you. Bye... ____________!

With care

Take care

Care for it
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topic: ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS 1

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

YOU: Pardon me, is there a bank around ______________?

near

close

here

PERSON ON STREET: Yeah, there's one on this street, just keep walking straight for two
blocks and you'll see it.

YOU: Which ______________ of the street is it on?

part

side

location

PERSON ON STREET: It's on this side... Are you looking for a particular bank?

YOU: No, ______________ bank will do. I just need to exchange some money.

any
no

such a

PERSON ON STREET: Oh... You know there's also a currency exchange place not too far
from here...

YOU: Oh there is? How do I _____________?

come to

get there

get

PERSON ON STREET: It's just one block past the bank that I told you about. When you
come to the bank, just keep going straight.

YOU: Perfect. Thanks ___________ help!

to

for some

for your

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topic: ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS 2

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

YOU: Pardon me, do you _____________ Emilio's Restaurant is?

recognize where

know where

know some

PERSON ON STREET: Emilio's... Isn't that on Beverly?

YOU: I'm not sure. ______________ it was around here.

Someone told me

I said

You can say


PERSON ON STREET: Yeah, I know the place... It is on Beverly. OK, you have to turn
around and drive that way... and when you get to Beverly Blvd, turn right.

YOU: So, I have to make a ______________ and go back the other way?

U-turnaround

U-turn

U-maneuver

PERSON ON STREET: Yes, until you get to Beverly Blvd.

YOU: And how many _____________ is that from here?

blocks

squares

stops

PERSON ON STREET: I'm not sure, but it's about 1 mile, more or less.

YOU: And then I ___________ on Beverly?

make a left

make for the right

make a right

PERSON ON STREET: No, then you turn LEFT on Beverly... And you'll see the restaurant
on your left.

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topic: ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS - General terms/phrases 1

Choose the correct words/phrases to correctly complete the following QUESTION and
ANSWER pairs:

1) Q: Do I keep going _________________? A: No, you have to turn at the next


intersection.

straight

left

2) Q: Do I turn right at the next set of lights? A: No, turn _________________.

straight

left

3) Q: Is it too far to walk there? A: Yes, you'll have to take a _________________.


bus

walk

4) Q: Can you show me where it is on the _________________? A: Sure, it's right here.

cart

map

5) Q: Is the post office next to the bank? A: No, it's _________________ the bank.

across from

across

6) Q: Do I take the next _________________? A: No, take the one after that.

leave

exit

7) Q: Am I going the right _________________? A: Yes, you are.

direction

way

8) Q: Am I going in the right _________________? A: No, you have to turn around.

way

direction

9) Q: Is this the _________________ to Indianapolis? A: No, you're on the wrong highway.

way/road

point

10) Q: Where's the _________________ gas station/bank/hotel, etc.? A: It's about 2 blocks
from here.

near

nearest

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topic: ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS - General terms/phrases 1

Choose the correct words/phrases to correctly complete the following QUESTION and
ANSWER pairs:

1) Q: Do I keep going _________________? A: No, you have to turn at the next


intersection.

straight

left
2) Q: Do I turn right at the next set of lights? A: No, turn _________________.

straight

left

3) Q: Is it too far to walk there? A: Yes, you'll have to take a _________________.

bus

walk

4) Q: Can you show me where it is on the _________________? A: Sure, it's right here.

cart

map

5) Q: Is the post office next to the bank? A: No, it's _________________ the bank.

across from

across

6) Q: Do I take the next _________________? A: No, take the one after that.

leave

exit

7) Q: Am I going the right _________________? A: Yes, you are.

direction

way

8) Q: Am I going in the right _________________? A: No, you have to turn around.

way

direction

9) Q: Is this the _________________ to Indianapolis? A: No, you're on the wrong highway.

way/road

point

10) Q: Where's the _________________ gas station/bank/hotel, etc.? A: It's about 2 blocks
from here.

near

nearest
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topic: HEALTH/Seeing a doctor - Conversation 1

Choose the correct, most natural-sounding responses according to the context of the
conversation:
DOCTOR: What seems to be the problem?

YOU: I haven't been feeling well... I have been _____________ ( = vomiting) for the past
12 hours.

throwing

discharging

throwing up

DOCTOR: I see... And do you have a fever?

YOU: Yes, I checked my _____________ two hours ago. It was 101 (38.5 c.)

tab

temperature

payment

DOCTOR: Hmmm.... Sounds like you got food poisoning. Does your body feel sore?

YOU: Yes, my body does ______________ a little.

pain

cash

hurt

DOCTOR: OK. I'm going to prescribe an antibiotic... Penicillin...

YOU: I'm ____________ to Penicillin... Could you prescribe another one?

allergic

sick

reacting

DOCTOR: Oh, OK. I'll prescribe another one... Take one pill every six hours, drink plenty of
water, and stay in bed for the next 24 hours.

YOU: Thank you, doctor! Where can I buy _______________?

this pill

these pills

some medication

DOCTOR: There's a pharmacy right next to the clinic.


topic: HEALTH - What's wrong?

Choose the correct word to complete each of the following sentences:

1) I lost my (glasses/glass).

2) I have a (fever/heat).

3) I need to (refill/redo) my prescription.

4) I feel (dizzy/unclear).

5) Her face is (swollen/larger).

6) My husband got a bad (sunburn/roast).

7) I have been (coughing/cough) all night.

8) My son feels (better/good) than he did yesterday.

9) My daughter has been (vomiting/releasing) for four hours.

10) I think I (sprained/stained) my ankle.

11) My wife got a (rash/red) on her arm.

12) I (injured/pained) ( = hurt) myself skiing.

topic: SAFETY/CRIME - What's wrong?


Choose the correct word to complete each of the following sentences:

1) I was (stolen/robbed).

2) Someone (stole/robbed) my passport.

3) That man (hit/swung) me.


4) We need an (ambulance/cart).

5) It's an (emergency/urgent)!

6) I'm going to call the (police/officer).

7) Leave me (lonely/alone) !

8) (Help/Assistance)!

9) Officer, could you (aid/help) me please?

10) Is it (safe/secure) to walk at night in this neighborhood?