Taking a taxi

Taking a taxi– Situational Dialogues – How to say

Taking a taxi – Situational Dialogues – How to say

The American Embassy, please. I have to be there by 11.10.

Do you think you can get me to Victoria by half past?

Piccadilly, please. I have an appointment at 10.30.

Paddington, please. I want to catch the 11.15.


I can’t promise but I’ll do my best.

We should be OK if the lights are with us.

I think we can make it if we get a move on.

We’ll be all right if there are no hold ups.


You’re just in time £6.30, please.

You’ve still got five minutes to spare. £6.40, please.

Here we are, sir. £6.35, please.

This is it, sir. £6.50, please.


Thanks a lot. Here’s £7. You can keep the change.

Thanks very much indeed. Here’s £10, give me £3, please.

Many thanks. Let’s call it £7.

Thank you. Here’s the fare, and this is for you.


On a bus

On a bus – Situational Dialogues – How to say

On the bus -  Situational Dialogues - How to say

– Does this bus go to the station?
– Am I OK for St. Mary’s Church?
– Do you go to the seafront?
– Is this the right bus for the Town Hall?

– No, you’ll have to get off at the bank and take a 192.
– No, we only go as far as the park, but you can walk from there.
– No, you’re going the wrong way. You want a 143 from the church.
– No, you should’ve caught a 12. Jump out at the bridge and get one there.

– Can you tell me where to get off?
– How much further is it?
– Have we got much further to go?
-Could you tell me when we get there?

– It’s the next stop but one.
– It’s quite a way yet, but I’ll tell you in good time.
– It’s the next stop.
– It’s three stops after this one.


At a theatre

At a theatre – Situational Dialogues – How to say

At a theatre – Situational Dialogues – How to say


I’d like to book two seats for tomorrow.

Would you like something in the front stalls?

I suppose there is nothing further back, is there?

Not unless you come to the matinee.


Can I still get tickets for tonight’s show?

The front row of the dress circle is fairly free.

Are there any boxes?

No, I’m afraid that’s all there is.

Example 3.

Are there any seats left for Saturday night?

A11 and B14 are all that’s left.

Haven’t you got anything cheaper?

Only if somebody cancels.

Example 4.

Is it still possible to get tickets for tonight?

You can sit wherever you like in the first row.

Isn’t there anything a little less dear?

No, I’m afraid you’ve left it rather late.

Asking the way

Asking the way – Situational Dialogues – How to say

Asking the way - Situational Dialogues - How to say



Excuse me. Can you tell me where South Street is, please?
Excuse me, please. Could you tell me the way to the station?
Excuse me, but I’m trying to find the Town Hall.
Excuse me, please. Could you tell me how to get to the town centre?


Take the second on the the left and then ask again.
Turn round and turn left at the traffic-lights.
Take the third on the right and go straight on.
First right, second left. You can’t miss it.


Is it far.
Will it take me long to get there?
Should I take a bus?
Is it too far to walk?


No, it’s only about five minuts’ walk.
No, it’s no distance at all.
No, you can walk it in under five minutes.
No, it’s only a couple of hundred yards.


Many thanks.
Thank you.
Thank you very much indeed
Thanks very much.


Not at all.
That’s OK.
That’s quite all right.
It’s a pleasure.

At a chemist shop

At a chemist shop – Situational Dialogues – How to say

At a chemist shop – Situational Dialogues – How to say


The doctor’s given me this prescription.

It’ll only take five minutes, so perhaps you’ll wait.

Have you got something suitable for sore lips?

Rub in this cream every four hours.


Could you make up this prescription for me, please?

I’ll do it for you straight away.

By the way, what do you suggest for sunburn?

This ointment should clear up the trouble.


I’ve been given this prescription by Dr. Worrall.

You can call back for it in about an hour.

Can you give me something for this rash?

Try this tube of jelly.


Can I leave this prescription with you?

I’ll have it ready for you by 5.30.

I’d like something for a stye, too.

Put this lotion on three times a day.