Unit 5 Going Places Conversation p. 30 B. Listen to the rest of the conversation. Where are they going to stay? How will they get there? J: That’s great! The more the merrier! N: By the way,
where are we going to stay? J: Oh. We can stay at my aunt and uncles beach house. They have plenty of room and I’m sure they’ll be happy to have guests. I’ll call them tonight to let them know what time we’re going to arrive. I guess we’ll leave pretty early. There’s a direct bus every morning at 5:00 A. M. N: That’s fine with me. I think I’ll be too excited to sleep! J: I know! And the best thing is, we’ll probably get there in time to spend a few hours at the beach after we get settled. Listening p. 34 A. Listen to the interview with a spokeswoman from the New York City Visitor’s Center. Check the four topics she discusses. I: what should people do to make their visit to New York City safe and pleasant? W: One important thing to remember is not to try to do too much in a short time. Ideally, you should start planning before you get here. You ought to decide in advance which sights you most want to see. I: Are there any good tours available? W: Oh, yes, lots. Several companies offer bus tours that stop at all the major tourist attractions. It’s a good idea to buy a pass so you can get on and off wherever you like. You should visit our Web site to find out about the latest tours and special events. I: I see. And is New York a safe city for visitors? W: It’s safer than many cities in the world. But just like in any big city, you should still be careful. For example, don’t go off on your own, especially at night. And don’t be afraid to ask questions. Even American visitors have to ask for help when they come here. You’ll find that New Yorkers are pretty friendly. They like welcoming visitors to their city and don’t mind giving directions. I: One last thing—is it an expensive city to visit? W: It can be, but there are plenty of cheap places in the city where you don ’t have to spend a fortune. If you’re a student, you should bring your student ID card with you. That way, you can get a discount on entrance into museums and galleries. Oh! Ad never carry much money on you. I: Is there anything else you’d like to add? W: Yeah, just that most people have a great time when you come to New York. And I’m sure you will, too!