Reading comprehension

I. Read the text once again and find in the text the English equivalents to the following Russian words and word combinations:

местные жители, оживленная улица, главная дорога, выходить вперед, поймать такси, общественный телефон, телефонная карта, увлечься делом, гонорар, плата, бродить по улицам, главная магистраль, предупредить об опасности.

II. Explain the following words in English. Use English–English dictionary if necessary:

Safely, cab, traffic, to hail, illegal, to avoid, loose change, meter, direction, option.

II. Complete the table. Dos and Don’ts finding a taxi

Dos Don’ts
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.
5. 5.

Listening

I. Listen to two conversations relating to a taxi journey and answer the questions below Reading comprehension.

1. What is the address of the person ordering the taxi?

2. Where does the person want to go to?

3. Does the taxi driver know how to get to the destination?

II. Complete the spaces with the words used by a client.

1. Hello……………………………………………………please.

2. It’ll be about twenty minutes…………………….., I’m afraid.

3. Driver: Mr. Hansen?

Mr. Hansen: Yes, that’s right………………the Oasis Restaurant.

4. Right. You can………………………………………if you like.

5. Could I………………………………………………….please?

6. Oh and keep……………………………………………………

Lexical exercises

I. Choose the most appropriate variant.

1.Hey, don't drive so fast, or you'll get in an _________.

a) accident

b Reading comprehension) incident

2.The driver in front of me keeps changing __________.

a) lines

b) lanes

3.There is always a lot of ______________ on this road.

a) traffic

b) travel

4.The police officer gave me a _______ for not signaling.

a) fare

b) ticket

5.I'm running low on gas, we have to ________ (get a full tank of gas).

a) fill up

b) fill in

6.Most people know that wearing a _____ is a good idea.

a) car belt

b) seat belt

7.This road is under construction so we have to make a ___________.

a) go around

b) detour

8.Slow down! You're going 40 miles above the _________________!

a) speed limit

b) speed zone

9.When you're driving in big cities, you should always Reading comprehension look out for ________.

a) pedestrians

b) cows

Speaking

1. Choose a place in your town you are familiar with. Phone for a taxi (your partner) to get you there for a meeting in a half an hour.

2. The taxi arrives. Tell the driver where you want to go. Remember to get a receipt.

3. Now choose a second destination. The taxi has no meter, so you will need to check the price before getting in.

Writing

I. a. You took two taxis yesterday with City Cabs. You left your umbrella in one of the taxis, but cannot remember which. You have phoned the taxi Reading comprehension company, who has asked you to send them an email describing the trips you made to help them find the umbrella.

b. A client is arriving from abroad and will need to get to your offices. Write an email to explain the best route for them to take in terms of price, time, and comfort, as well as the best form of transport.

II. Choose one of the problems and write an essay on it:

1. What country would you like to go to on a business trip? Why?

2. What would you advise to a foreigner who is going to work in Reading comprehension this country?

3. Why do people still travel on business though there are lots of technical means of communication?


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