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In this lesson, we'll cover a phrase we use to get you to your destination when riding a taxi. We'll look at the most basic way to express this, which is the word "to" followed by a destination. In this lesson, we'll use The Sears Tower which is a famous landmark in Chicago. Now let's hear it once again. The Sears Tower. Let's go over what to say to the taxi driver to get there.
In English, we say to the Sears Tower please. Let's break it down by syllable - to the Sears Tower please.
This is the most basic way of expressing where you would like to go and actually even the easiest one. However, speaking the local language is one of the most fun things you can do on your travels. So challenge yourself by using a different option!
You can also say, could you take me to the Sears Tower please. Let's break it down by syllable - Could you take me to the Sears Tower please. By making a request using a question, you can sound polite.
Let's look at the components. The first words, could you is used to make a request. Take me is the next part, and then finally your destination. To the Sears Tower. So, all together we have could you take me to the Sears Tower please. You'll most likely get a better response by asking this way as well since it sounds more polite
One more helpful phrase when taking a taxi is, could you drop me off here? This phrase will allow you to get off the taxi whenever and wherever you want. Once again we have the question form could you and then we have the phrasal verb drop off which means "to leave" and then the word me in between them, and finally the location, which is here. So all together, that's - could you drop me off here?
Another useful phrase you could practice when riding a taxi is do you have change for $50? The bigger notes such as a 50 dollar bill and a 100 dollar bill might not be changed so easily. If you have bigger notes and your pay is small, try to ask, do you have change for $50 before you jump into the taxi. Let'S break it down by syllable - do you have change for a 50? All together, that's do you have change for a 50? Of course, if you have a 100 dollar bill, you would ask - do you have change for 100?
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!
- To the Sears Tower please.
- Could you take me to the Sears Tower please.
- Could you drop me off here?
- Do you have change for $50?
All right, that's going to do it for today! See you all soon!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Are you familiar with Sears Tower? Do you know any other famous landmarks?

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Helen
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We went to LA two month ago. We enjoyed excellent weather there and tasty food. We also visited some landmarks in this beautiful city. And sometimes we had to take the Uber.

Every time I asked the driver "could you take me to (the Hollywood. Universal Studio, Airoport....).

Could you drop me off here?

Helen
Wednesday at 06:56 AM
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The format of these lessons are excellent for people who wants to speak English confidently! There are very good phrases in this course! Thank you very much! Don't make them longer. let them stay short- because it's so good way to learn them and remember

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Hi Sami,

@Maryam,


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sami
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Hi there,thank you for your help, i like it

maryam
Friday at 08:28 PM
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This lesson was very short and useful. Thanks...

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Hi Parth,


Yes, that's fine! It sounds very natural.


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Parth
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can i ask question like this

can you drop me here?

Sergii
Monday at 09:25 PM
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(Could you take me) to the Sears Tower, please!

Could you drop me off here?

Do you have change for a fifty (hundred)?


Thanks Kellie!

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Hi Arthur,


Thanks for your comment!


The first three sentences are correct so well done! However, we would probably say "Do you have change for a 50 dollar bill" more so than "Do you have change for a $50?"


I hope this helps!


Kellie

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