Here is the topic of everyday conversations about transportation for English learners: BUS STATION, BUS, SUBWAY, TAXI
Transportation is an important topic of conversation, as it is something that affects everyone in their daily lives. Whether it is discussing the best way to get to work or school, planning a road trip, or talking about the latest transportation technology, there are many different aspects of transportation to discuss. Conversations about transportation can include topics such as the different modes of transportation available, the pros and cons of each one, traffic and congestion, public transportation systems, and the future of transportation.
Conversations about Transportation |BUS STATION
John: Excuse me, do you know when the next bus to downtown arrives?
Mary: The next bus is scheduled to arrive in 15 minutes.
John: Oh, thank you. Do you know if it’s on time?
Mary: According to the schedule, it should be here on time. But sometimes there can be delays due to traffic.
John: I see. Do you happen to know how much the fare is for that route?
Mary: It’s $2.50 for a one-way trip.
John: That’s great, thank you. I’m new to the area and I’m not familiar with the bus routes. Can you tell me where I can find a map of the bus routes?
Mary: Sure, you can find a map of the bus routes at the information booth over there. They can also help you with any other questions you might have.
John: Thank you, I appreciate it.
Mary: No problem, happy to help. Have a good trip.
Conversations about Transportation | BUS
Rose: Excuse me, is this seat taken?
James: No, it’s not. Go ahead and take it.
Rose: Thank you. I’ve been standing for a while and my feet are killing me.
James: Yeah, the bus rides can be a bit tiring.
Rose: Do you know how long until we reach the next stop?
James: I think it’s about 15 minutes. But you can check the display at the front of the bus for the exact time.
Rose: Thank you. I’m not familiar with this route. Are you a regular rider?
James: Yes, I take this bus to work every day.
Rose: Oh, so you know the route well. Can you tell me if there are any good places to eat or drink around the next stop?
James: Yeah, there’s a nice café a few blocks from the next stop. They have great sandwiches and coffee.
Rose: That sounds perfect. Thank you for the recommendation.
James: No problem. I hope you enjoy it.
Conversations about Transportation | SUBWAY
Henry: Excuse me, do you know which train goes to Times Square?
Jennifer: The yellow line train goes to Times Square.
Henry: Oh, thank you. I’ve never taken the subway before.
Jennifer: It’s pretty easy to navigate once you get used to it. Just make sure to check the signs and announcements to confirm that you’re on the right train and heading in the right direction.
Henry: That’s helpful. How often do the trains come?
Jennifer: They come every 5 to 10 minutes during peak hours, and around every 15 minutes during off-peak hours.
Henry: That’s frequent. How much does a single ride cost?
Jennifer: A single ride currently costs $2.75. But you can also purchase a weekly or monthly pass if you’re going to be taking the subway frequently.
Henry: That’s great to know. Thank you for your help.
Jennifer: No problem. Enjoy your ride!
Conversations about Transportation | TAXI
Mark: Hi, can you take me to 123 Main Street, please?
Susan: Sure, hop in. That’ll be $15.
Mark: That’s great. How long will it take to get there?
Susan: It should take about 20 minutes, depending on the traffic.
Mark: Oh, okay. I have a flight to catch in an hour, so I’m hoping to make it on time.
Susan: No problem, we’ll try to get there as quickly as possible.
Mark: Thank you. Can you also tell me about any notable landmarks or places on the way?
Susan: Sure, on the way, you’ll be passing by the city’s financial district and the famous park.
Mark: That sounds interesting, thanks for letting me know.
Susan: My pleasure. Let me know if you need anything else.
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Nassir Brahima OUATTARA
Friday 8th of January 2021
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