Sightseeing in Town. When you travel to a new place, what things would you like to see and do? 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. Randall's Sites: Daily ESL | ESL Blog | EZSlang | Train Your Accent | Tips For Students | Hiking In Utah. Airport Arrival. When we talk about people, we often describe their age, clothing, body type, and personality. This conversation will help you practice these skills. Listen by pressing the "Play Audio" button and select the correct answer for each sentence. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Option: Play Window Media ] Listen to the sentences again as you read the Quiz Script. Describe three people in your family. My mother is ( tall / short / medium height). 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. Immigration and Customs. Finding discount plane tickets and cheap tours is only the first step to traveling abroad. 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. Then, read the Explanation of Answers. 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? 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. 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. 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.
Talk about a hotel where you stayed at least one night. Choose a city that you want to visit and use the Internet to find three cheap, affordable accommodations (hotels, youth hostels, etc.) that interest you in that area. Want to Tell People About This Listening Activity? Now, write your opinions on a similar topic at Randall's ESL Blog HERE. Trains and travel. Passenger: Excuse me? 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. Passenger: Thanks. Passenger: Hi. Train ticket vendor: Single or return? Passenger: Errr, single please. Train ticket vendor: The next train is at 12:30pm, leaving from platform 2. Passenger: And how much is it? Train ticket vendor: £13:50 Ticket inspector: Tickets, please.
Passenger: Yes, here you are. Ticket inspector: This ticket is for Oxford. Passenger: Yes, that’s right. Ticket inspector: But this train doesn’t go to Oxford, it goes to Liverpool. Passenger: What? Train station announcement: The next train arriving at platform 1 is the 15:45 train to Exeter, stopping at Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Exeter St David’s at 18:30. Harry: What time is our train back to London? Angel: It leaves at 4:30. Harry: What platform does it leave from? Angel: Platform 2. Tour of London. Tour guide: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this fantastic tour of London by bus. 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? Tourist 1: Do you have extra umbrellas? I mean, if it rains a lot.Tour guide: Err, no, we don’t have any extra umbrellas, but don’t worry, I’m sure the rain will stop soon.
Restaurants. Hotels. Air travel. Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Summer Holiday. Learning languages. I wanna talk about 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. And when I first arrived, the most important thing was being able to communicate with people locally.
I don’t attend classes. 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. It took me a long time to develop a good level of Spanish. 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. 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. In a land of plenty, people resist. Larry Peterman: In our culture, from the time that we’re really small, we’re taught to avoid insects. This has got a good cricket in it! Presenter: But kids aren’t the only ones munching on bugs. Advocates of insect-eating like to note that it’s environmentally sound. Waiter: Welcome, welcome, welcome! Presenter: Unlike Larry Peterman, who celebrates them at his dinner parties. Larry Peterman: We’ve just finished preparing a cricket cocktail. OK, folks, here’s the first course! Larry Peterman: Here we go!
Larry Peterman: OK!