General Listening Quiz

“Tokyo Travel Guide”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy Tokyo vacation man – woman 00:51

Pre-Listening Exercise

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?

Idioms

golden opportunity” = wonderful opportunity
Going to Europe is a real golden opportunity to see the world.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

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.

Online Investigation

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.

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