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Stage 2

Dealing with travel situations

1 . Comece esta aula refletindo o que você faria nas seguintes situações? Responda com suas próprias palavras.

A) Your train is delayed.

B) You are going to be late for a meeting.

C) You want to sit at a no-smoking table in a restaurant.

D) You are looking for a hotel.

E) You are in a hurry to get to the airport.

2 . Leia e ouça os seguintes diálogos. O que está acontecendo? Escolha dentre as situações (A–E) acima e relacione com as opções abaixo (1–4).

1

A: Is the 15.30 to Buffalo running?
B: Let me see. Yes, but there’s a 45 minute delay.
A: What time does it get to Buffalo?
B: It’s due in Buffalo at 17.10.
A: Thank you.

2

A: Excuse me. Can you help me please?
B: Yes, sir. What can I do for you?
A: I want a hotel in central London.
B: Is that just for one night?
A: Yes, it is.
B: Let’s have a look… The Cavendish in Bryanston Square has a double room available at £95.00 a night.
A: Well, that sounds OK. Where is Bryanston Square?

3

A: Hello. Is that the Belmont conference centre?
B: Yes. How can I help?
A: I have a meeting in room 112 with Mr Curtis. Unfortunately my train is delayed so I’m going to be late.
B: Room 112? Hold on a moment. I’m putting you through.
A: Thanks.

4

A: Where to, madam?
B: The airport, please. I’m running a bit late.
A: Now then, what time’s your flight?
B: Half past eleven. I’m sure I’m going to miss it.
A: Don’t worry. Plenty of time. Leave it to me.
B: Great!

5

A: Good morning. Is it just for the two of you?
B: Yes, can we sit over there by the window?
A: Just a second, yes, that table’s free.
B: Is that a no-smoking area?
A: Yes, we only allow smoking at the bar.
B: Oh, good.

Do you know?

Use as expressões abaixo quando quiser ganhar tempo para pensar durante uma conversa:
Let me see …
Now then …
Just a second …
Hold on a moment …
Let’s have a look …

3 . Leia os diálogos do exercício anterior novamente e identifique em quais conversas são usadas as expressões do quadro acima.

4 . Complete cada frase usando uma das palavras abaixo.

delayed | miss | let | running | plenty | leave

1 Excuse me, my flight is ………………… so I need to phone someone.

2 I’m sorry but the train is ………………… late.

3 Don’t worry, you’ve ………………… of time to catch the plane.

4 ………………… it to me, I’ll give him the message.

5 He’s going to ………………… his train if he doesn’t hurry up.

6 I need to ………………… someone know I’m going to be late.

20 minutes+

Crie cinco orações usando as expressões abaixo.

1 Let me see, …………………………………

2 Now then, ……………………………………

3 Just a second, ……………………………

4 Hold on a moment. …………………………………

5 Let’s have a look. ………………………………


Word Bank

bar (substantivo) = bar

conference centre/center (substantivo) = centro de conferências

hurry (verbo) = apressar-se

late (adjetivo) = atrasado

leave (verbo) = partir

meeting (substantivo) = reunião

miss (verbo) = perder (condução)

plenty= bastante, muito

run (verbo) = correr (para pessoas)/funcionar (para veículos ou máquinas)

table (substantivo) = mesa


Respostas:

Exercício 2

1-A; 2-D; 3-B; 4-E; 5-C

Exercício 3

Conversation 1: Let me see.

Conversation 2: Let’s have a look…

Conversation 3: Hold on a moment.

Conversation 4: Now then…

Conversation 5: Just a second…

Exercício 4

1 delayed

2 running

3 plenty

4 Leave

5 miss

6 let