Topic : English for Tourism: Tourist Information
Type : Dialogues / Conversation
Situation : A tourist asking for information in a tourist information office.


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Tourist   : Excuse me. Do you speak (1) ____________?
Woman  : Yes, of course. Can I (2) _______ you?
Tourist   : Yes, we’ve just arrived on holiday here. Have you got a map of the (3) ________?
Woman  : Yes. Here you are. The tourist office is just here. I’ll mark it with a cross. If you walk down this street here, you get to the beach. It’s about (4) ____ minutes.
Tourist   : Thank you. (5) _________ is the old part of the town?
Woman  : Over here. You can (6) ______ lots of narrow winding streets, and there’s the church.
Tourist   : How long would it take to walk (7) _______?
Woman  : About 10 or 15 minutes. The easiest way from here is to turn left and go straight along the road (8) ________ you reach the bus station, and then turn right.
Tourist   : Is there a train station as well as a (9) _______ station?
Woman  : Yes. The train station is here on the edge of the town. I’ll just get you some (10) _____________ (pause and rustling). Here you have a train timetable, and one for the buses.
Tourist   : (11) __________ very much. Do you have any information about things to do in the area?
Woman  : Yes, of course. Over there we’ve got leaflets about local attractions. And this free guide here tells you what’s on this (12) _______. It has information about concerts, festivals, children’s events etc.
Tourist   : That looks (13) _______ useful, thank you.
Woman  : There (14) _______ also several guided tours you can take from here. There’s a walking tour of the old town. It takes a couple of hours and is very interesting. And then there are coach tours. There’s one (15) ________ takes you round the castles in this area. I don’t know if you know that this region is famous for its castles.
Tourist   : No, I didn’t. Would (16) ________ need to book in advance?
Woman  : Yes, for the coach tour you need to book at least (17) __________ in advance, and you can do that from here. For the walking tour you just turn up outside this office at (18) ________ o’clock in the morning on (19) __________ or Thursday.
Tourist   : Right, well, thank you very much. You’ve been most helpful.
Woman  : Not at all. I hope you (20) __________ your stay here and if you need to know anything else, feel free to ask.
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