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"take in" = attend a movie, concert, or play

"Why don't we take in a traditional Japanese play while we're in the city?"

"for a song" = very cheaply

"We were able to buy these Japanese dolls for a song."

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[ Quiz Script | Text Completion Quiz ]

Tour of Kyoto, Japan
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Post-Listening Exercises

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
Imagine you are going on a bus tour of a famous city like Kyoto, Japan. What general places do you think you would visit? What things would the tour guide point out about a famous landmark (for example, the date of its construction)?

HELPFUL TIP: If you're planning a tour to famous historical sites overseas like Kyoto, Japan, read a few guidebooks in advance. You might even find information for out-of-the-way spots that tourists seldom see.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the radio commercial by pressing the "Play Audio" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What time is the bus leaving?
A. 9:00
B. 9:15
C. 9:50

2. When was the Golden Pavilion built?
A. in 1397
B. in 1379
C. in 1339

3. What is Ryoanji Temple famous for?
A. its trees
B. its stone walls
C. its rock garden

4. What does the guide NOT say about Gion?
A. There are different shops to see.
B. Tourists should visit the theaters.
C. Gion is representative of traditional Kyoto.

5. How much time will visitors have to tour the castle?
A. 45 minutes
B. 60 minutes
C. 90 minutes

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2. Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script and do the Text Completion Quiz.

3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Are there any sightseeing tours available in your home city? If so, where would they take a visitor to your city? Pretend you are the tour guide hosting exchange students in your city. What details about the city would you share with your guests? What would be the best way to see your city: on foot, by bicycle, by bus, or by taxi?

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