UNIT 09 - Traveling on business

Traveling on business

In this unit you will learn how to deal with immigration procedures and check into a hotel.

STARTING OUT

Listen to these excerpts of conversations held during business-trip situations and try to guess where they take place. Then, choose the tab that brings  the places in the right order.

Now listen again and repeat. Then, set with one of your colleagues to practice this conversation with the supervision of your teacher.

LET'S TALK

Listen to this conversation at the immigration and check the words and expressions you know. The new ones will be CAN I HAVE and HERE YOU ARE/IT IS.

Now listen again and do yourself the traveler’s part as many times as necessary for a good performance. Then, record it and send the audio to your teacher.

LISTEN TO ME

Listen to the audio with different conversations related to traveling on business and complete the parts of the questions that are missing. Then, click the answer key and check your answers.

ANSWER KEY

… anything to declare?
… that suitcase, please?
… the check, please?
… pay?
… a credit card number, please?
… of expiration?
… flight number?
… it depart?

Do you have anything to declare?
Could you open that suitcase, please?
May I have the check, please?
Where do I pay?
Can you give me a credit card number, please?
What’s the date of expiration?
What’s the flight number?
What time does it depart?

LET'S READ

Tipping

In the USA and Canada, it’s normal to give tips to people in service jobs, such as taxi drivers, airport and hotel porters, bartenders and restaurant servers because most of the places don’t include a service charge on the check. However, in Europe it is often included on the bill, while in Asia, on the other hand, service people don’t expect any extra payment at all.  

To tip or not to tip?

Since tipping customs are so different from country to country, the best advice is to always ask your foreign colleagues or customers about tipping in their countries.

LISTEN AGAIN

Listen to the audio with information about amounts and prices and write the numbers you hear. Then, check your answers with your colleagues.

UP TO YOU

What’s your address and telephone number?
What’s your credit card expiration date?
How often do you tip service people?
Are service charges included in the check in Brazil?
Who do you tip?
How much do you leave for a tip?

SUMMARIZING

Arrival/boarding card
Business trip
Can I have?
Charge
Check/bill
Customs
Duty free shop

Expiration date
Flight number
Here you are/it is
Immigration
Purpose
Suitcase
Tip

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