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English in Dialogues. 137 Questions and Answers About Cars and Driving for ESL Learners Artsun Akopyan The illustrated tutorial “English in Dialogues: 137 Questions and Answers About Cars and Driving for ESL Learners” is for learners of English as a second language. This book presents 137 interconnected mini-dialogues about automobiles, traffic and travel that include numerous word combinations used by native English speakers in real life. Use it to improve your active vocabulary by learning new English words and common expressions related to the topic of cars and transport. English in Dialogues 137 Questions and Answers About Cars and Driving for ESL Learners Artsun Akopyan © Artsun Akopyan, 2020 ISBN 978-5-0050-7012-8 Created with Ridero smart publishing system Introduction This book presents 137 interconnected mini-dialogues that include numerous word combinations used by native English speakers in everyday conversations. Learn how to call or flag down a taxi, how to book a taxi on your smartphone, how to speak with a taxi driver, how to rent a car, how to use car controls, and how to start and drive an automatic, manual or electric car – all in English. The book is for learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) / English as a second language (ESL). All of the images used in this book are released under the Pixabay License / Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. About the Author Artsun Akopyan is a writer and freelance translator based in Russia. He worked at a high school teaching Russian and at a university teaching English. His publications include books for English language learners, short stories and novels, translations of fiction and nonfiction books from English into Russian. How to take a taxi A: How can I get to the airport? B: Take a cab. (cab = taxi / taxicab) A: How can I take a cab? B: You can call a cab or order one online. (online = on the Internet) A: How can I take a taxi if I don’t have a phone? B: You can flag a taxicab down or hail one in the street. A: How do I flag down a cab? B: Wave your arm to the drivers! A: How do I hail a cab? B: Stand on the curb of a street and raise your arm. Don’t wave your arm! A: How do I call a taxi? B: Find a taxi company in your phone book and dial their phone number. How to speak with a dispatch operator A: Hello!Can I get a taxi to the airport? B: Yes, you can. B: Where are you located? A: I am at Grand Hotel. B: What’s the address? A: 11 Central Park. B: What is your phone number? A: My phone number is 123-11-11. B: What is your destination? A: The airport. B: Do you have any luggage? A: Yes, just one suitcase. (luggage = baggage) B: What time would you like to be picked up? A: As soon as possible. A: When will the taxi arrive? B: Your taxi will arrive in 5 minutes. A: What is the fare? B: The flat fee to the airport is 65 dollars. (flat fee / flat rate / flat fee rate = fixed price) A: Are there any tollsto pay along the way to the airport? B: Yes, they are included in the fare. (road toll = a fee for use of certain roads) How to book a taxi on the Internet A: How can I order a taxi on my smartphone? B: First, download and install a taxi application. A: Where can I download it from on my iPhone? B: Use the App Store. A: Where can I download it from on my Android device? B: Use the Google Play Store. A: How can I order a cab using the application? B: Create an account and follow onscreen instructions. A: What must I do to create an account? B: Type in your name, email address, and phone number, and create a password. A: How can I pay for a cab ordered on the Internet? B: You can pay online or in cash when the cab arrives. How to speak with a taxi driver A: Is this taxi free? B: Yes. Get in! B: Where to? A: The railway station. (Where to? = Where are you heading? / Where are you going?) A: How much will the ride cost? B: Ten to fifteen dollars. The meter calculates the fare. (meter = taximeter / taxicab meter) A: What does the price depend on? B: The distance and time of the trip. A: Do you accept cash or credit cards? B: I accept both. A: How long will it take to get to the station? B: Twenty to thirty minutes depending on the traffic. B: Are you in a hurry? A: Yes, I am. Let’s go! B: I’ll take the quickest route.Could you buckle up, please? A: Sure. (buckle up = fasten your seat belt) A: (some time later) Why have we stopped? B: We’ve arrived at your destination. This is the drop-off location. A: How much do I owe you? Конец ознакомительного фрагмента. Текст предоставлен ООО «ЛитРес». Прочитайте эту книгу целиком, купив полную легальную версию (https://www.litres.ru/artsun-akopyan/dialogues-about-cars-in-english/?lfrom=334617187) на ЛитРес. Безопасно оплатить книгу можно банковской картой Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, со счета мобильного телефона, с платежного терминала, в салоне МТС или Связной, через PayPal, WebMoney, Яндекс.Деньги, QIWI Кошелек, бонусными картами или другим удобным Вам способом.