Audio Samples and Questions
Taking a Taxi
A: Can you take me to Civic Opera House, please?
B: Sure thing. You going to that musical that's playing there?
A: Yes. But it starts at six. Do you think we'll make it in time?
B: Traffic's light and we're not that far away. I'll get you there in about ten minutes.
A: Great! I was late the last time I went, and I couldn't get in till intermission. That's not good if you're a theater critic for the paper like I am.
B: Well, don't worry; this time you'll have plenty of time to spare.
-- A short time later --
B: Here you are, sir, Civic Opera House. What did I tell you? You're thirty minutes early.
A: I sure appreciate it. How much do I owe you?
B: Seventeen twenty-five.
A: Okay, here's a twenty. Keep the change.
B: Thank you, sir. Enjoy the show.
A: I will. Thank you.
1. What does the man want to do?
A Watch a performance
B Play a musical instrument
C Listen to music on the radio
D Make some time for himself
2. What does the taxi driver tell the man?
A The opera house is far away.
B There are many traffic lights.
C There are few vehicles on the road.
D He has a flat tire, but he has a spare.
3. What does the man do for a living?
A He delivers newspapers.
B He builds performance halls.
C He plays music professionally.
D He reviews plays and musicals.
4. What time does the taxi arrive at the opera house?
5. How much extra does the man pay the taxi driver?
A Two dollars and twenty-five cents
B Two dollars and seventy-five cents
C Seven dollars and twenty-five cents
D Seven dollars and seventy-five cents
Answers1. = "A";
2. = "C";
3. = "D";
4. = "A";
5. = "B";