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Train Tickets: Getting Around Tokyo
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening
5. Online Investigations

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easytransportationconversationman - woman00:51

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Finding budget plane tickets, hotels, and tours packages might sound difficult in Tokyo, Japan. However, after you arrive, you still need to find your way around the city, especially like one as big as Tokyo. What are two of the most common forms of public transportation in your country? Would foreigners visiting your country have a difficult time using public transportation in major cities? Why or why not?

HELPFUL TIP: Taking local trains can help tourists see the country in a different way than renting a car. You can often buy discount train tickets from overseas before you arrive at your destination.

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2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. Where does the man want to go?
A. Tokyo Subway Station
B. Tokyo Art Museum
C. Tokyo Tower

2. How much is the train fare?
A. 130 yen
B. 140 yen
C. 150 yen

3. Where should the man get on the train?
A. platform number 3
B. platform number 4
C. platform number 5

4. How often do the trains come?
A. about every five minutes
B. about every six minutes
C. about every seven minutes

5. Where should the man get off the train?
A. at Kamiyacho Station
B. at Kamigaya Station
C. at Kamiyama Station


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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

What are some ways you can prepare before traveling to another country? Where would you stay in a city like Tokyo, Japan? Discuss the benefits of staying in a big hotel compared to a small traditional inn. How would you get around the city: by taxi, by bus, or on foot? Which is the easiest way to get around? Which is the cheapest? Discuss your ideas.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Imagine that you are have received $3,000 to take a three-week vacation to one or more of these cities: New York City, Tokyo, or London, and one city of your choice. Use the Internet to determine the cost of airfare and train/subway travel to get there from your current location. Compare prices offered by different travel companies.

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