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General Listening Quiz

“New York Travel”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate travel man 2:05

Pre-Listening Exercise

If you had time and money, what are three places in the world that you would visit and why? Would you travel by plane, ship, or train? Would you rather stay in a big hotel, a small inn, or even a youth hostel?


hit the road” = go somewhere
We plan on hitting the road early tomorrow morning.”

be in the same boat” = be in the same situation
Everyone has to pay for his or her own trip, so we’re all in the same boat.”

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 kinds of things do you like to do when you visit a new place for the first time? Explain your reasons.

Online Investigation

Imagine that you are going on vacation to New York City, and you have $1,500 to spend on your entire week vacation. Where would you stay (in a hotel, a youth hostel, a discount motel)? What places of interest would you visit? Where would you eat? Use the Internet to plan your trip and calculate how much these activities would cost. Share your results with a partner.

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