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 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.

Usted está en una estación de trenes en España.

  • Billete - dónde
  • Billete - cuántas personas
  • !
  • ? Tren - información
  • Trenes en España - opinión

Listen to this example.

Transcript:

- ¿Sí, señorita?

- Quiero un billete para Madrid.

- ¿Para cuántas personas?

- Es para dos personas.

- ¿Qué tipo de billete quiere?

- Quiero un billete de ida y vuelta.

- Son cincuenta euros.

- ¿De qué andén sale el tren?

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

- Son muy cómodos.

- Muy bien. Muchas gracias.

Translation:

- Yes, madam?

- I want a ticket to Madrid.

- For how many people?

- It's for two people.

- What sort of ticket do you want?

- I want a return ticket.

- That's 50 Euros.

- 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.

- Very good. Thank you very much.