Audio Samples and Questions - Buying Train Tickets

Audio Samples and Questions

Buying Train Tickets

A: Uh, what does it say I should do next?

B: Excuse me. Do you need some help?

A: Well . . . yeah . . . I guess so. I'm trying to get to the university, but I'm afraid I can't make heads or tails of this ticket machine.

B: Just push the green button that says "University" and put in two dollars and seventy-five cents.

A: Okay. Like this?

B: Yes, that's right. The train you want will leave from platform 2 at 9:15, which is half an hour from now.

A: Thank you. Oh, and could you tell me how often the trains come?

B: They come every fifty minutes in the evening.

A: Okay. And do you know what station I should get off at?

B: You want University Avenue; that's five stops from here.

A: Okay, I think I've got it. Thanks again.

B: Sure. Good luck.


1. From which platform will the train leave?
A Platform 2
B Platform 3
C Platform 4
D Platform 5

2. What time does the conversation take place?
A 8:15
B 8:45
C 9:15
D 9:45

3. How often do the trains come at night?
A Every 10 minutes
B Every 15 minutes
C Every 30 minutes
D Every 50 minutes

4. When should the woman get off the train?
A At the 3rd stop
B At the 4th stop
C At the 5th stop
D At the 6th stop

1. = "A";
2. = "B";
3. = "D";
4. = "C";