Listening and speaking: Planning a trip to Beijing P2-4
Listen and say
Mr Li: Look, Ben.
I've got a letter from Uncle Weiming.
He lives in Beijing.
He has invited us to stay with his family in August.
Ben: I haven't seen my cousins before.
Mr Li: Your uncle has sent us a photograph.
These are your cousins, Simon and Lucy.
Ben: How old are they?
Mr Li: Simon is twelve and Lucy is ten.
Ben: Are we going to travel to Beijing by plane?
Mr Li: Perhaps,but plane tickets are very expensive.
Ben: Let's go by train.
It's cheaper and more interesting.
Mr Li: That's a good idea.
Let's talk to Mum and Kitty. I'm going to get some brochures from the travel agent.
Look, read and answer
Kitty is asking Ben some questions about the photograph.
Here's a photograph from Uncle Weiming.
We're going to visit his family soon.
Where does Uncle Weiming live?
When are we going to visit him?
What are the names of our cousins?
How old are they?
Say and act
At the travel agent's
Can I help you?
Yes, we'd like to travel to Beijing by plane.
How long does it take to travel from Garden City to Beijing by plane?
It takes about two and a half hours.
How much does it cost?
One thousand five hundred yuan.
Listen and say
When are we going to visit Beijing?
We're going to visit Beijing on 16 August.
How long are we going to stay there?
We're going to stay there for two weeks.
We're going to come back at the end of August.
How are we going to get there?
We're going to get there by plane.
Can we travel by train? It's cheaper.
The train is slower than the plane.
It takes fifteen hours to travel from Garden City to Beijing.