Taking a taxi

Урок января
Travelling abroad? What would you say if you needed to taxi? Here are the words and phrases that you can use. Watch, listen and practice to improve. Собираетесь за границу? Что бы вы сказали, если б вам пришлось заказать такси? Ниже слова и фразы вам в помощь. Смотрите, слушайте и отрабатывайте навыки говорения. Для вашего удобства урок разбит на 3 части:
  1. для начинающих (Beginner),
  2. для среднего уровня (Intermediate),
  3. для продвинутого уровня (Advanced).

Beginner

Listen and watch the dialogue. Then role-play the dialogue (Послушайте и просмотрите диалог. Разыграйте диалог).
Key vocabulary.
Where can I take you? [weə kæn aɪ teɪk juː ] Куда Вас отвезти? How many bags do you have? [haʊ ˈmɛni bægz duː juː hæv ] Сколько у вас сумок? I’ll put it in the trunk. [aɪl pʊt ɪt ɪn ðə trʌŋk ] Я положу ее (сумку) в багажник. Are you in a hurry? [ɑː juː ɪn ə ˈhʌri ] Вы торопитесь? Rush hour. [rʌʃ ˈaʊə ] Час пик. So it might take about 20 minutes. [səʊ ɪt maɪt teɪk əˈbaʊt 20 ˈmɪnɪts ] Дорога займет около 20 минут. Here we are. [hɪə wiː ɑː.] Вот мы и на месте. Keep the change. [kiːp ðə ʧeɪnʤ ] Оставьте сдачу себе. Thanks for the tip. [θæŋks fɔː ðə tɪp ] Спасибо за чаевые.

Intermediate

Read and listen to the dialogues.
1 – The American Embassy, please. I have to be there by 11.30. – I can’t promise, but I’ll do my best. – You’re just in time. £6.30, please. – Thanks a lot. Here’s £7. You can keep the change. 2 – Do you think you can get me to Victoria by half past? – We should be OK if the lights are with us. – You’ve still got 5 minutes to spare. £6.40, please. – Thanks very much indeed. Here’s £10, give me £3, please. 3 – Piccadilly, please. I have an appointment at 10.30. – I think we can make it if we get a move on. – Here we are, sir. £6,35, please. – Many thanks. Let’s call it £7. 4 – Paddington, please. I want to catch the 11.15. – We’ll be all right if there are no hold-ups. – This is it, sir. £6.50, please. – Thank you. Here’s the fare, and this is for you. Big Yellow Taxi – скачать задания к песне.

Advanced

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