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General Listening Quiz

“Tokyo Travel Guide – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording Tokyo sightseeing and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Man: Let me see now. Which train do I need to get on?

Woman: Excuse me. Do you need any help?

Man: Yes, I want to go to Tokyo Tower, but I’m really lost. This is my first visit to Japan, so I have no idea on how to ride the trains.

Woman: First, you need to buy a ticket to your destination. [Um-HUH] From here, it’s a hundred and thirty yen.

Man: A hundred thirty yen. Okay.

Woman: Then, get on the Hibiya Subway Line at platform number 4.

Man: Number 4, alright. Oh, and how often do the trains come around this time of day?

Woman: Usually, they come about every six minutes or so.

Man: Alright. And where do I get off the train?

Woman: Get off at Kamiyacho Station, three stops from here. The sign at the station is written in English, so you’ll be able to read it.

Man: Three stops. Got it. Thanks for your help.

Woman: No problem. Good luck.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • destination (noun): the place to which you are going
    – It took four hours to arrive at our destination.
  • yen (noun): the money system of Japan
    – I need to exchange some money for yen so I can pay for some things in cash in Japan.
  • platform (noun): a raised area where you can get on and off a train
    – Please meet me on the platform 15 minutes before the train is scheduled to leave.
  • no problem (expression): another way to say, “You’re welcome” or “It isn’t a bother.”
    No problem. I’m happy to help.
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