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Sightseeing in Town. When you travel to a new place, what things would you like to see and do?

Sightseeing in Town

What things would you like to buy? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Options: Play RealMedia | Play Window Media ] Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script. Imagine that you are visiting a new city for the first time as a tourist, whether it be Paris, London, Sydney, Rome, or New York City. You are thinking about going on vacation to these three cities: Paris, New York City, and Tokyo. Want to Tell People About This Listening Activity?

Please write your opinions on a similar topic at Randall's ESL Blog HERE. Airport Arrival. When we talk about people, we often describe their age, clothing, body type, and personality.

Airport Arrival

This conversation will help you practice these skills. Listen by pressing the "Play Audio" button and select the correct answer for each sentence. Immigration and Customs. Finding discount plane tickets and cheap tours is only the first step to traveling abroad.

Immigration and Customs

Once you arrive at your destination, what things would you expect to do when passing through immigration and customs in a foreign country? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Options: Play RealMedia | Play Window Media ] Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script. What advice would you give a friend when preparing to pass through an airport in your country (e.g. what documents should you have ready, can you buy souvenirs at the airport, where you need to go to find public transportation into the city, etc.)?

Many airlines have rules or restrictions on the size of luggage or bags you can take on the plane. Want to Tell People About This Listening Activity? Randall's Sites: Daily ESL | ESL Blog | EZSlang | Train Your Accent | Tips For Students | Hiking In Utah. Hotel Reservations: Hawaiian Honeymoon or Business Travel. Finding a cheap hotel is important to budget travelers, whether for an Hawaiian honeymoon, adventure travel in the mountains, or for business in Europe.

Hotel Reservations: Hawaiian Honeymoon or Business Travel

How do you find a budget hotel: though an online hotel reservations Web site, in a guidebook, or in the phone book? What questions would you ask if you called to make a hotel reservation? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Trains and travel. Passenger: Excuse me?

Trains and travel

Which platform does the train to Cambridge leave from? Train station attendant: The 10:15 train or the 10:40? Passenger: The 10:15. Train station attendant: The 10:15 train leaves from platform 3. Tour of London. Tour guide: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this fantastic tour of London by bus.

Tour of London

My name’s Greg and I’m your guide this afternoon on our tour of London. As you can see, we’re on an open-top bus, so you can see all the attractions from your seat and you don’t need to walk anywhere. And please don’t worry about the rain, I’m sure it’ll stop soon. A-a-and please ask any questions at any time.Tourist 1: I have a question.Tour guide: Yes?

Restaurants. Hotels. Air travel. Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Summer Holiday. Learning languages. I wanna talk about learning languages.

Learning languages

I’ve lived in many different countries, both in Western Europe, Middle East, and now here in Hong Kong. And during all of that time, I’ve learned five or six different languages, to one degree or another. I love learning languages. Not only are they important when you move to a country, I just find them fascinating. Before I came to Hong Kong, I lived in Barcelona Spain for ten years. Other things that helped me when I first moved to Spain, were watching the typical kinds of programs we see everyday on channels around the world.

Other types of program that helped me learned Spanish quickly were things like game shows, where the same thing happens. As well as that, I used to pick up the Spanish newspapers. Anyway, by far the best practice I ever had was just talking to people in the street, or in shops where I'd rehearse in my head what I wanted to say beforehand, before I went in. Wordbank_hotel-15.pdf. Learning English At The Hotel. Mr.bean - Episode 8 FULL EPISODE "Mr.bean in Room 426" Eating insects. Presenter: Every resort town in the US has a candy store, but one store in Pismo Beach, California, goes beyond the usual taffy and caramel apples.

Eating insects

If Hotlix has its way, Americans will be snacking on everything from caterpillars and cockroaches to mealworm-covered apples. Larry Peterman is a candyman on a mission. For more than a decade he’s been promoting a valuable food source that most Americans find revolting.