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I. Introduction:

Being able to buy train tickets and understanding subways schedules and maps will make it easier to get around the world. No one wants to feel lost on a train in a distant city. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

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  • aisle
  • announcement
  • cable car
  • conductor
  • fare
  • platform
  • reservation
  • schedule
  • seat
  • standing room only
  • station
  • subway
  • ticket
  • ticket machine
  • train pass
  • crowded
  • empty
  • get off
  • get on
  • give up your seat
  • offer your seat to someone
  • stand
  • take a seat
  • transfer
  • wait

II. Practice: Top
Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:
1. During rush hour, there are so many people on the train that all of the seats are taken, so it's ______________ if you want to ride.

A. empty B. fare C. standing room only

2. The conductor just made ______________ that the train would be delayed for about 15 minutes due to an accident.

A. an announcementB. a reservation C. a train pass

3. These seats are reserved for senior citizens and the physically impaired, so you might have to ___________ your seat if needed.

A. take B. give up C. remove

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III. Follow-Up: Top
What kind of train system is available in your area and what are the advantages of commuting by train over traveling by car? Use the Internet to determine the costs for traveling by train as a tourist.

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