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"hit the road" = go somewhere

"We plan on hitting the road early tomorrow morning."

"be in the same boat" = be in the same situation

"Everyone has to pay for his or her own trip, so we're all in the same boat."

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[ Quiz Script ]

New York Travel
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening
5. Online Investigations

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

If you had time and money, what are three places in the world that you would visit and why? Would you travel by plane, ship, or train? Would you rather stay in a big hotel, a small inn, or even a youth hostel?

HELPFUL TIP: Searching the Internet for flights and hotels can be a good way to compare prices and find the best travel deals within your budget.

Statue of Liberty

2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What time does the plane depart?
A. 6:00 AM
B. 7:30 AM
C. 9:00 AM

2. How will the group get to the hotel from the airport?
A. They will take taxis.
B. They will ride the subway.
C. They will be going by bus.

3. About what time does the hotel restaurant open?
A. 6:00 AM
B. 7:00 AM
C. 8:00 AM

4. What is the group planning to do around Times Square for about an hour?
A. They're going to have lunch.
B. They will have time to do some shopping.
C. They will be having a tour of the area.

5. What are they going to do after dinner?
A. The group is going to watch a musical.
B. They will catch an exciting movie.
C. They will be attending a broadway play.

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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

What kinds of things do you like to do when you visit a new place for the first time? Explain your reasons.

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Imagine that you are going on vacation to New York City, and you have $1,500 to spend on your entire week vacation. Where would you stay (in a hotel, a youth hostel, a discount motel)? What places of interest would you visit? Where would you eat? Use the Internet to plan your trip and calculate how much these activities would cost. Share your results with a partner.

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