ТОП 10:

Read the dialogues below and make up a short text for a guide book about John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.



1.

Man:What's the cheapest way of getting to downtown

Manhattan from JFK?

Travel Agent:Mm... well, the cheapest way is by bus and sub­way, but that's, you know... 1 don't know...

Man:But what?

Travel Agent:Well. It's kind of complicated: you have to get a shuttle bus to Howard Beach subway station and then get a subway train. It's not a good idea, es­pecially if you're tired after your flight and have luggage and... and you're on your own...

Man:How long does it take?

Travel Agent:Well, it takes about an hour and a half. But, I mean, even if you take a cab, it might take that long.

Man:What do you recommend?

Travel Agent: Well...

2.

Woman:... so what's the best way of getting into Manhat-

tan?

Travel Agent:Well, the best way is by cab.

Woman:But that's expensive, isn't it?

Travel Agent:Yeah, but there is also the Carey Airport Express bus, which costs about $10, I think. Well, that's almost as quick as a cab. It usually takes about an hour, depending on the traffic. And they go to Grand Central Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Woman:I see, how often do they run?

Travel Agent:Oh, well, they... they run every 20 minutes. Or you can take a Gray Line Air Shuttle — they'll drop you anywhere between 23rd and 63rd Street. That costs a bit more but they're much more conve­nient.

Woman:And they take about the same time, don't they?

Travel Agent:Yeah, about an hour and a quarter— it all de­pends.

3.

Man:... when Г get to New York, is it easy to get to the

centre of the city?

Thivel Agent:Oh, sure, you can just take a cab.

Man:I see, and how much will that cost?

Travel Agent:Well, er... when I last went, it cost about $30 — the rides are metered and you should add anoth­er 10 or 15 per cent for a tip.

Man:I see, and how long will it take?

Travel Agent:It might take30 minutes if you're lucky...

Man:And if I'm unlucky?

Travel Agent:It could take two hours if you arrive at a busy time.

Man:Hmm...

Travel Agent:Or... or you... you could take a helicopter — it s expensive but a wonderful way to arrive to Man­hattan. An unforgettable 15-minute flight. It costs two or three times the cab fare.

Man:Right! That's the way for me! Can I book that

now?

Travel Agent:There's no need. Just go to TWA International Terminal Gate 37. They go every few minutes.

Airport Codes Quiz

A. Work in pairs. Which of these airport codes can you match to the cities below? Make sure you say the let­ters clearly:

AMS — that's for Amsterdam I think.

MIA that must be Miami.

1ST— that might be Istanbul.

Amsterdam, Athens, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin (Tegel or Schonefeld), Budapest, Cairo, Chicago (O'Hare), Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Lisbon, London (Heath­row, Gatwick, Stansted or City), Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, New York (JFK, Newark or La Guardia), Paris (Charles de Gaulle or Orly), Rio de Janeiro, Rome (Leonardo da Vinci/ Fiumicino), Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo (Narita), Zurich.

 

 

LAX   1ST  
SYD   LCY  
CAI   HKG  
BKK   LHR  
MAD   РЕК  
ZRH   ATH  
CDG   SEL  
ORY   BUD  
LIS   МЕХ  
STN   FCO  
LGW   TXL  
FRA   LGA  
MIA   SXF  
NRT   AMS  
KUL   JFK  
EWR   GIG  
ORD      

 

PROJECT WORK

Finishing your work at this Unit you should prepare one of the parts of your project work:

— promote one of the air companies of your chosen coun­try. Use tourist and transportation booklets;

— make up an itinerary of a packaged tour, including at least two flights.

Time for Fun

 

A travel agent looked up from his desk to see an older lady and an older gentleman peering in the shop window at the posters showing the glamorous destinations around the world. The agent had had a good week and the dejected couple looking in the window gave him a rare feeling of generosity. He called them into his shop and said, "I know that on your pension you could never hope to have a holiday, so I am sending you off to a fabulous resort at my expense, and I won't take no for an answer." He took them inside and asked his secretary to write two flight tickets and book a room in a five star hotel. They, as can be expected, gladly accepted, and were on their way. About a month later the little lady came in to his shop. "And how did you like your holiday?" he asked eagerly. "The flight was exciting and the room was lovely," she said. "I've come to thank you. But, one thing puzzled me. Who was that old guy I had to share the room with?"

 







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