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.

Where does the man want to go?

Man: Yes, I want to go to Tokyo Tower, but I'm really lost.

How much is the train fare?

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

Where should the man get on the train?

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

How often do the trains come?

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.

Where should the man get off the train?

Man: Alright. And where do I get off the train. Woman: Get off at Kamiyacho Station, three stops from here.

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.