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Survival Phrases Season 1, Lesson 25 - Riding the American Rails: Part 1
Hello everybody, and welcome to English Survival Phrases, brought to you by EnglishClass101.com This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to the US of A. You'll be surprised at how far a little English will go. Now even if you can't understand everything, at least try to follow the phrases when we go over them slowly. Before we jump in, remember to stop by EnglishClass101.com, and there you’ll find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.
In the States, taking the subway or train is the best way to get around cities. This is because the streets may be crowded with a lot of traffic and parking can be difficult to find at times if you are driving. Maybe in rural regions, this is not always the case, and driving may be your number one option.
As you have learned in the previous lessons, in the States you can buy tickets at tobacco shops. For the subway, you buy the tickets from the machines located at the station. Now, just in case you get too confused and have to ask the station attendant, we have prepared this lesson just for you!
Now let's go and see how to get our subway ticket. As you can remember from the previous lessons covering how to get a bus ticket, we can accomplish this by asking, excuse me, a subway ticket, please. Once again, we have our polite request starter, "excuse me," followed by what you need, a subway ticket, and then ending it with the word "please."
Altogether, that's "Excuse me, a subway ticket please."
Now, if you ask for a ticket using this question, most likely they'll ask you your destination. In that case, you should just state the destination in your question. Let's use Fairview Mall in this example. You can say, excuse me, a ticket to Fairview Mall, please. Once again, we have “excuse me.” Then we have a ticket and then the destination, Fairview Mall, please. All together that's, excuse me, a ticket to Fairview Mall, please.
Now again, the person at the window may ask you whether or not you want a one-way ticket or return ticket. So, you can actually include this all in your question. Say you want a return ticket. You can say, excuse me, a return ticket to Fairview Mall please and that should make everything clear. Once again, excuse me, for politeness, a return ticket for the type of ticket. To Fairview Mall is the location, and please for politeness. Once again, that's - excuse me, a return ticket to Fairview Mall, please.
Okay, now to close out today's lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll say the phrase or sentence, and why don't you try saying it out loud? Good luck everybody!
- Excuse me, a subway ticket, please.
- Excuse me, a ticket to Fairview Mall, please.
- Excuse me, a return ticket to Fairview Mall, please.
All right, that's going to do it for today!
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Hi there Lex,


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Hello,


The transcript file is incomplete. There is a missing parragraph.


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Excuse me, a ticket to Central Park, please.

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Hi guoyl,


Subway and metro mean the same, it's just that some areas call their underground train system a "subway", and others call it a "metro".


I hope that helps!


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guoyl
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What's is different the subway and metro?

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