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Taxi Ride

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Passenger: Hey Taxi! Ah great. Thanks for (1) over.

Driver: Where to?

Passenger: Well, I'm going to the National Museum of Art, and . . . .

Driver: Sure. Hop in. No problem. Hang on!

Passenger: Uh. Excuse me. How long does it take to get there?

Driver: Well, that all depends on the (2), but it shouldn't take more than twenty minutes for the average driver. [Oh]. And I'm not average. I have driving down to an art, so we should be able to (3) through traffic and get there in less than twelve minutes.

Passenger: Okay. Uh, sorry for asking [Yeah?], but do you have any idea how much the (4) will be?

Driver: Oh, it shouldn't be more than 18 dollars . . . not including a . . . uh-hum . . . a (5) of course.

Passenger: Oh, and by the way, do you know what time the museum closes?

Driver: Well, I would guess around 6:00 O'clock.

Passenger: Uh, do you have the time?

Driver: Yeah. It's half past four. [Thanks] Uh, this IS your first time to the city, right?

Passenger: Yeah. How did you know?

Driver: Well, you can tell (6) from a mile away in this city because they walk down the street looking straight up at the skyscrapers.

Passenger: Was it that obvious?

Driver: Well . . .

Passenger: Oh, before I forget, can you recommend any good restaurants downtown that offer meals at a (7) price?

Driver: Umm . . . Well, the Mexican restaurant, La Fajita, is (8). [Oh] It's not as inexpensive as other places I know, but the (9) is very authentic, [Okay] and the portions are larger than most places I've been to.

Passenger: Sounds great! How do I get there from the museum?

Driver: Well, you can catch the subway right outside the museum. There are buses that run that way, but you would have to (10) a couple of times. And there are taxis too, but they don't run by the museum that often.

Passenger: Okay. Thanks.


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