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In this lesson, we are going to learn what to say when you need to take a taxi.
(Hold a phone)
Jacob: Hello, I would like a taxi to come to 511 Broadway, please.
Lucy : Where are you going?
Jacob: I am going to 1435 Park Avenue. It is in the city.
Lucy : What is your telephone number?
Jacob: My number is (215) 333-6879.
Lucy : Your taxi will arrive in 20-30 minutes. He will call you when he gets downstairs.
Jacob : Taxi!
Driver: Hey pal, where are you heading to?
Jacob : I am going uptown to 135th street at the Grand Plaza Hotel.
Driver: Get in! There is a lot of traffic. Do you want to take the highway? It has a toll but is faster.
Jacob : How much is the toll?
Jacob : Okay, that’s fine. Please, hurry. I am in a rush.
Lucy : I would like to go to the airport. How much?
Driver: There is a flat rate fee to the airport of $35.
Lucy : Yes, I do. We have to make one stop before going. Please pick up my friend at 14 Court Street.
Driver: The extra stop will be an automatic $10 fee.
Lucy : That is too expensive. Never mind, they will take their own taxi. Just take me straight to the airport, please.
Driver: Hello, are you Mr. Smith who called for a taxi?
Jacob : Yes, I am. I am heading to the Trump Plaza Hotel. Do you know how to get there?
Driver: Yes sir, I do. I am going to take the FDR Drive then exit 3 to Front Street.
Jacob : I would like to avoid the highways. Please take major streets instead.
Driver: Sure thing. We will be there in a few minutes.
(Hold a phone)
Jacob : Hello, I want a taxi to pick me up outside of Wal-Mart.
Lucy : What time?
Jacob : I will be ready in 15 minutes.
Lucy : Will you have a lot of bags?
Jacob : Yes I will.
Lucy : We will send a SUV taxi so you can fit everything.