Speaking practice - Foundation

Train station ticket office

Role plays give you a chance to have a more structured conversation. You will use either the or usted pronoun form of the verb depending on whether you are talking to a friend or if you are in a more formal situation.

What would you say for this role play? You are talking to somebody that you don't know, so you will need to use the usted form.

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The bullet points give an idea of what will be asked, so use these to prepare what you will say. Where there is an exclamation mark (!) a surprise question will be asked, and where there is a question mark (?) you will need to ask a question yourself.

Estás hablando con el empleado/la empleada en la taquilla de una estación de trenes en España.

  • Viajar - a dónde
  • !
  • ? Información sobre el tren
  • Opinión sobre los trenes en España
  • Llegada a España - en el pasado - transporte
Question

Listen to this example.

Transcript:

- Buenos días.

- Quiero viajar a Madrid.

- ¿Cuántos billetes quiere?

- Dos billetes por favor.

- Muy bien.

- ¿De qué andén sale el tren?

- Sale del andén número dos. ¿Qué opina usted de los trenes aquí en España?

- Son muy cómodos.

- ¿Cómo llegó usted a España?

- Viajé en avión.

Translation:

- Good morning.

- I want to go to Madrid.

- How many tickets do you want?

- Two tickets, please.

- Very good.

- What platform does the train leave from?

- It leaves from platform number two. What do you think of the trains here in Spain?

- They are very comfortable.

- How did you arrive in Spain?

- I travelled by plane.