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Finding budget plane tickets, hotels, and tours packages is not 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. Buses and trains are very popular.
In your country, what are two of the most common ways to get around? Do foreigners visiting your country have a difficult time using public transportation in major cities? Why or why not?
“golden opportunity” = wonderful opportunity
“Going to Europe is a real golden opportunity to see the world.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Man: Yes, I want to go to Tokyo Tower, but I'm really lost.
Woman: First, you need to buy a ticket to your destination. [Um-HUH] From here, it's a hundred and thirty yen.
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.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
What are some ways you can prepare before you travel to another country? Where do you stay in a city like Tokyo, Japan? What are the good points of staying in a big hotel or a small traditional inn. How do 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.
Imagine that you have $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 find the cost of airfare and train/subway travel to get there. Compare prices from different travel companies.