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Intro

Imagine you and your family want to go some place, but you need to take a bus to get there! Do you know how to buy tickets in English?
Hi. Alisha here.
Buying tickets in English is easy. In this lesson, you'll learn how.
Gustavo's family has just arrived in America, and Gustavo and George have met them at the airport.
Let's watch!
Dialogue
George: 5 Tickets to Times Square, please
Ticket ClerkOkay, will that be five adults?
George: (George looks over the group.) Ahh...
George: How young do you have to be to get discounted tickets?
Ticket Clerk: Children under 10 years old are eligible for child tickets. Children 10 years or older need adult tickets.
George: Got it. Sofia, you're 8 years old, right?
Sofia: Right!
George: (to himself) And Lucas is over 10 so...
George: (to the Ticket Clerk) 4 adults and 1 child.
Ticket Clerk: Okay, 4 adults and 1 child to Times Square. Your total is 73 dollars and 95 cents.
Gustavo: George, I'll pay.
George: Don't worry about it. I got it. Everybody, welcome to the United States!
Now, with Subtitle!
George: 5 Tickets to Times Square, please
Ticket ClerkOkay, will that be five adults?
George: (George looks over the group.) Ahh...
George: How young do you have to be to get discounted tickets?
Ticket Clerk: Children under 10 years old are eligible for child tickets. Children 10 years or older need adult tickets.
George: Got it. Sofia, you're 8 years old, right?
Sofia: Right!
George: (to himself) And Lucas is over 10 so...
George: (to the Ticket Clerk) 4 adults and 1 child.
Ticket Clerk: Okay, 4 adults and 1 child to Times Square. Your total is 73 dollars and 95 cents.
Gustavo: George, I'll pay.
George: Don't worry about it. I got it. Everybody, welcome to the United States!
Vocab
Here are the key words from the scene.
Brandon: discounted tickets (slow) discounted tickets
Brandon: eligible (slow) eligible
Brandon: how (slow) how
Brandon: older (slow) older
Brandon: years old (slow) years old
Brandon: over (slow) over
Brandon: total (slow) total
Brandon: to pay (slow) to pay
Brandon: everybody (slow) everybody
Phrase and Usage
Here are the key phrases from the scene.
Alisha: In the scene, what does George say when the ticket clerk tells him about the ticket prices?
George: Got it.
Alisha: First is the word
Brandon: got
Alisha: next is the word
Brandon: it
Alisha: This phrase expresses understanding. It is short for "I've got it" which really means "I understand what you are saying."
Brandon: Got it.
Alisha: Now you try! Say George's line after the ticket clerk explains the prices.
(freeze action, cue for viewer to speak)
George: Got it.
Alisha: In the scene, how does George confirm Sofia's age?
George: Sofia, you're 8 years old, right?
Alisha: First is the name
Brandon: Sofia,
Alisha: Next is a contraction of "you" and "are"
Brandon: you're
Alisha: After this is the phrase
Brandon: 8 years old
Alisha: and last is the word
Brandon: right?
Alisha: Together it's
Brandon: Sofia, you're 8 years old, right?
Alisha: The word at the end is used to seek confirmation of what the sentence is saying. Now you try! Say the line George uses to confirm Sofia's age.
(freeze action, cue for viewer to speak)
Alisha: Sofia, you're 8 years old, right?
Alisha: In the scene, Gustavo offers to pay for the tickets but George insists on paying. What does George say to stop Gustavo from worrying about paying?
George: Don't worry about it.
Alisha: First is a contraction of "do" and "not"
Brandon: Don't
Alisha: Next is the word
Brandon: worry
Alisha: last is the phrase
Brandon: about it
Alisha: Together it's
Brandon: Don't worry about it.
Alisha: You can use this expression as a substitute for "you're welcome," or otherwise to stop someone from worrying about a favor you are doing for them. Now you try! Say George's line after Gustavo offers to pay for the tickets.
(freeze action, cue for viewer to speak)
George: Don't worry about it.
Focus
Now, the lesson focus.
Here's how to buy tickets. Ready?
Alisha: Do you remember what George said to purchase tickets to Times Square?
George: 5 Tickets to Times Square, please
Alisha: First is the phrase
Brandon: 5 tickets
Alisha: Next is a phrase that includes a place.
Brandon: to Times Square
Alisha: last is the word
Brandon: please
Alisha: Together it's
Brandon: 5 tickets to Times Square, please.
Alisha: The structure is...
Brandon: Number
Alisha: ... plus
Brandon: tickets to
Alisha: : plus a destination plus
Brandon: please.
Alisha: Now you try! Imagine you want two tickets to Atlantic City. What would you say to the ticket clerk?
PAUSE
Brandon: 2 tickets to Atlantic City, please.
Alisha: Now, imagine you want 4 tickets to Grand Central station. What would you say to the ticket clerk?
PAUSE
Brandon: 4 tickets to Grand Central station, please.
Alisha: Do you remember how George told how many adult and children would need tickets?
George: 4 adults and 1 child.
Alisha: First is the phrase.
Brandon: 4 adults
Alisha: Next is the word
Brandon: and
Alisha: and last is the phrase.
Brandon: 1 child
Alisha: Together it's
Brandon: 4 adults and 1 child.
Alisha: Keep in mind that the age range for children's tickets varies widely, so you might have to ask the ticket clerk to be sure. Now you try! Imagine you are buying tickets for yourself, 2 adult friends, and an infant. What would you say to the ticket clerk?
PAUSE
Brandon: 3 adults and 1 child.
Alisha: Now, imagine you are chaperoning a group of 6 elementary school students on a trip to the zoo. What would you say to the ticket clerk?
PAUSE
Brandon: 1 adult and 6 children.
Alisha: Do you remember how George told Gustavo that he was going to pay for the tickets?
George: I got it.
Alisha: This is a phrase that is used to tell someone else that you will pay the total bill, including their portion.
Brandon: I got it.
Alisha: Now, you try! You are on a date and you want to pay for the meal. What do you say when the check comes?
PAUSE
Brandon: I got it.
Alisha: Now, imagine you are sharing a cab with a friend and you want to offer to pay for the ride. What would you say?
PAUSE
Brandon: I got it.
Practice
Now it's time to practice your new ability.
Alisha: Let's practice! This is your chance to practice buying tickets for public transportation in English. Try to remember what you learned and practice speaking!
You're buying train tickets with 3 adult friends and your little sister, who is 8 years old. Your destination is Times Square. Ready? Here we go.
Alisha: What is the first thing you would you say to the ticket clerk?
(5 second pause)
Brandon: 5 Tickets to Times Square, please
Clerk: Okay, will that be five adults?
Alisha: How do you respond? Remember, you are with three adults and your little sister, who is 8 years old.
PAUSE
Brandon: 4 adults and 1 child.
Alisha: Your friend offers to pay for the tickets, but you want to pay for them. What are the two phrases you would use to let your friend know that you will pay?
PAUSE
Brandon: Don't worry about it. I got it.
Alisha: Great job! You just purchased public transportation tickets in English! You'll follow this same pattern many times, so be sure to practice it!

Outro

Well done.
Now, watch the scene one more time. After that, go and practice buying tickets in English with American friends โ€” or with us in the comments!
Bye.

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