Taking a Taxi

 
 

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Good evening. Where are you heading?
Do you know where the Astoria Hotel is?
 
The one downtown?
Yes. Do you think we can make it in 20 minutes?
 
I can't promise anything but I think we will be fine.
Thank you. I have to be there at 6:30.
 
What brings you to the city?
Vacation. I'm going on a city sightseeing tour.
 
That's nice. Is it your first time in the city?
Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many years.
 
Here we are, Astoria Hotel.
How much do I owe you?
 
It's $18.20, please.
Here are $20, keep the change. Thank you very much.
 
 

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  •  Do you know  
      the Astoria Hotel is?
     
 
 
 
  •  The  
      downtown?
     
 
 
 
 
  •  Yes. Do you think we can  
      it in 20 minutes?
     
 
 
 
  •  I can't promise  
      but I think we will be fine.
     
 
 
 
 
 

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How much is the fare to the airport?
Could you call a cab for me?
What is your destination?
May I have a receipt, please?
Do you mind if I open the window?
Could you wait for me here?
Just drop me off at the corner.
Could you switch the meter on, please?
How much is the fare to the airport?
 
Could you call a cab for me?
 
What is your destination?
 
May I have a receipt, please?
 
Do you mind if I open the window?
 
Could you wait for me here?
 
Just drop me off at the corner.
 
Could you switch the meter on, please?
 
 
 

Cultural Notes

In North America taxis are often called cabs. It's common to tip your driver between 10-15%.
 

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Good evening. Where are you heading?
Do you know where the Astoria Hotel is?
 
The one downtown?
Yes. Do you think we can make it in 20 minutes?
 
I can't promise anything but I think we will be fine.
Thank you. I have to be there at 6:30.
 
What brings you to the city?
Vacation. I'm going on a city sightseeing tour.
 
That's nice. Is it your first time in the city?
Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many years.
 
Here we are, Astoria Hotel.
How much do I owe you?
 
It's $18.20, please.
Here are $20, keep the change. Thank you very much.
 
 
Good evening. Where are you heading?
Do you know where the Astoria Hotel is?
 
The one downtown?
Yes. Do you think we can make it in 20 minutes?
 
I can't promise anything but I think we will be fine.
Thank you. I have to be there at 6:30.
 
What brings you to the city?
Vacation. I'm going on a city sightseeing tour.
 
That's nice. Is it your first time in the city?
Not the first time, but I haven't been back in many years.
 
Here we are, Astoria Hotel.
How much do I owe you?
 
It's $18.20, please.
Here are $20, keep the change. Thank you very much.
 
 
 
 

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