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Taxi Ride

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Explanation of Answers

1. What is the current time in the conversation?

A. 3:40 PM
B. 4:15 PM
C. 4:30 PM
D. 4:45 PM

Correct Answer (C). The driver says that it half past four or four thirty.

2. How does the driver figure out that the passenger is a first-time visitor to the city?

A. The passenger catches a taxi for a short one-mile trip.
B. The passenger does not understand the rules for tipping drivers.
C. The driver finds the passenger lost on the street before picking him up.
D. The driver notices the passenger gazing upward at the tall buildings.

Correct Answer (D). The driver says that he "can tell tourists from a mile away in this city because they walk down the street looking straight up at the skyscrapers." We could assume that the driver noticed the passenger looking up at the skyscrapers before he picked him up.

3. What sort of restaurant is the man looking for?

A. one that is relatively inexpensive
B. one that is not very crowded
C. one that offers large servings
D. one that is situated close to his hotel

Correct Answer (A). The passenger is looking for a restaurant that offers meals "at a reasonable price."

4. What is one item the driver did NOT mention about the restaurant?

A. the price
B. the service
C. the interior design
D. the serving size

Correct Answer (B). The driver states: "It's not as inexpensive as other places I know [PRICE], but the decor is very authentic [INTERIOR DESIGN], and the portions are larger than most other places I've been to [SERVING SIZE]. Nothing is mentioned about the service.

5. The driver suggests that the passenger go ______ to the restaurant.

A. by taxi
B. by bus
C. by subway
D. on foot

Correct Answer (C). The driver says: "You can catch the subway right outside the museum. There are buses that run that way, but you would have to transfer a couple of times. And there are taxis too, but they don't run by the museum that often."

Although the driver does not state directly that the passenger should take the subway, he points out that it is the best option over busses and taxis. He does not say anything about walking to the restaurant.


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