Intermediate Conversation: Traffic and Transportation

WARM UP

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Sam and you will be Alice. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.
READ


My car broke down this afternoon. I don’t think I can use it by tomorrow. I am supposed to have a meeting with clients.
I’m sorry to hear that. I think you can ride a bus or a taxi instead.

I’m going to the Italian restaurant downtown. I would prefer taking a taxi since it is more convenient.
I guess so. I always take the bus going downtown because the fare is cheaper. The Italian restaurant is also near the bus stop so it is hassle-free.

You have a point there. Let me decide tomorrow. I think it depends on the traffic situation. Thanks for your help.
Sure thing. I hope there won’t be any traffic jams tomorrow.

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.
ANSWER

1. What is your preferred mode of transportation when going to work/school? Why?
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2. What can you say about the public transportation in your country?
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3. What modes of transportation are available around your country?
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4. How much time do you spend travelling to work/school?
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5. Do you like walking? Why or why not?
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6. Have you ever ridden an airplane? Where did you go?
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7. Is riding a bus difficult in your country? Why? Why not?
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8. Have you ever ridden a boat or a ship? Where did you go?
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9. Do you fear riding certain types of transportation?
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10. Is it necessary to have your own vehicle? Why? Why not?
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