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Conversation A : Buying Tickets

MALE: Good morning.
MARTIN: Good morning. I want to buy a train ticket to Baltimore. What time is the train?
MALE: There is a train at four-fifteen. There is another train at six forty-five.
MARTIN: I want the six forty-five train. What time does it arrive in Baltimore?
MALE: At eight-thirty. Here you are.
FEMALE: Good afternoon. May I help you?
MARTIN: Hello. I want to buy some tickets to the concert.
FEMALE: What night do you want?
MARTIN: Next Wednesday please.
FEMALE: How many tickets do you want?
MARTIN: I want four tickets.
FEMALE: I don't have tickets for Wednesday night. Do you want another night?
MARTIN: Do you have tickets for Thursday night?
FEMALE: Let me see. Yes, I have four tickets for Thursday night?
MARTIN: Where are the seats?
FEMALE: Look here. They are right here.
MARTIN: That's very good. I want those tickets. What time is the concert?
FEMALE: At eight o'clock.
MARTIN: What time does the concert finish?
FEMALE: At ten-fifteen. Here are your tickets.
MARTIN: Thanks.
MARTIN: Hello.
MALE: Hi.
MARTIN: I want some tickets for the ball game.
MALE: When?
MARTN: For next week.
MALE: What day?
MARTIN: For Sunday.
MALE: Sunday afternoon? 
MARTIN: Yes.
MALE: How many?
MARTIN: Three.
MALE: Let me see. OK. I have three tickets for Sunday afternoon.
MARTIN: Where are the seats?
MALE: Right here. Behind the batter. Is that OK?
MARTIN: Good. I want those. What time is the game on Sunday?
MALE: It's at twelve-thirty.
MARTIN: What time does the game finish?
MALE: I don't know. Maybe it will finish at four or four-thirty.
MARTIN: OK. Thanks.
MALE: Wait! Here are your tickets.

Practice 1: What time (=when)用来询问确切的时间。
Example One:
MARTIN: What time is the train?
MALE: At four-fifteen.
MARTIN: What time does it arrive in Baltimore?
MALE: At eight-thirty.
MARTIN: What time is the concert?
FEMALE: At eight o'clock.
MARTIN: What time does the concert finish?
FEMALE: At ten- fifteen.
MARTIN: What time is the game on Sunday?
MALE: At twelve-thirty.
MARTIN: What time does the game finish?
MALE: At four or four-thirty.
Example Two:
MARTIN: I'm going to the concert on Thursday.
FEMALE: What time is the concert?

会话A : 买票
男    :早上好。
马  丁:早上好,我想买张去巴尔的摩的火车票。火车是几点的?
男    :4点15分有一趟,6点45分还有一趟。
马  丁:我要坐6点45分那趟火车,什么时间到达巴尔的摩?
男    :八点半。给你票。
女    :下午好,你要买票吗?
马  丁:你好,我想买几张音乐会的票。
女    :你要哪天晚上的?
马  丁:请要下周三的?
女    :你要买多少张票?
马  丁:我买4张票。
女    :我没有周三晚上的票,你要另外一个晚上的票吗?
马  丁:你有周四晚上的票吗?
女    :让我看看。有,我有四张周四晚上的票,你要吗?
马  丁:什么座位?
女    :看这,座位就在这儿。
马  丁:那很好,我就要那些票了。音乐会什么时间开始?
女    :8点。
马  丁:音乐会什么时间结束?
女    :10点15分。给你票。
马  丁:谢谢。
马  丁:你好。
男    :你好。
马  丁:我想买几张球票。
男    :什么时间的?
马  丁:下周的。
男    :哪一天的?
马  丁:星期天的。
男    :星期天下午吗?
马  丁:是的。
男    :多少张?
马  丁:3张。
男    :让我看看。好的,我有3张星期天下午的票,你要吗?
马  丁:什么座位?
男    :就在这儿,出球手的后面,可以吗?
马  丁:好,我要了。星期天的球赛是在什么时间?
男    :12点半。
马  丁:球赛什么时间结束?
男    :我说不准,可能在4点或4点30分结束。
马  丁:好吧,谢谢。
男    :等一下,给你票。

Conversation B

FEMALE: Good afternoon. May I help you?
MARTIN: Yes, please. I want to buy a ticket for the movie.
FEMALE: For today?
MARTIN: Yes. What time is the movie?
FEMALE: At two o'clock, four o'clock, seven-thirty, and nine-fifteen.
MARTIN: I want a ticket for four o'clock.
FEMALE: How many?
MARTIN: Only one.
FEMALE: For today?
MARTIN: Yes, for today, at four o'clock.
FEMALE: I'm sorry. I don't have any tickets for four o'clock. Do you want another time?
MARTIN: What time do you have tickets for?
FEMALE: Two o'clock and nine-fifteen. Do you want a ticket?
MARTIN: No, thank you.
FEMALE2: Hi. 
MARTIN: Hello. I want to buy a ticket for the movie. Do you have any tickets?
FEMALE2: Yes, I do. What time do you want?
MARTIN: What time is the movie?
FEMALE2: Twelve-thirty, three-fifteen, five-thirty, eight o'clock, and ten o'clock, What time do you want?
MARTIN: Five-thirty.
FEMALE2: Which movie do you want? 
MARTIN: Pardon?
FEMALE2: Which movie do you want? There are three movies.
MARTIN: I don't know.
MALE: May I help you?
MARTIN: Do you have tickets for tonight?
MALE: No, I don't.
MARTIN: When do you have tickets for? 
MALE: I have tickets for next week.
MARTIN: Which day? 
MALE: Tuesday night.
MARTIN: Who is playing next week?
MALE: Baltimore and New York.
MARTIN: What time is the game?
MALE: It's at eight o'clock.
MARTIN: What time does the game finish?
MALE: It sometimes finishes at ten or ten -thirty.
MARTIN: Do you have three tickets?
MALE: Of course. Do you want three tickets?
MARTIN: Yes. Where are the seats?
MALE: Here. Or here. Or here. Which seats do you want?
MARTIN: Right here. That's very good. I want three tickets.
MALE: OK. Wait a minute.
MALE2: Good evening.
MARTIN: Good evening. I want to buy a ticket.
MALE2: Where are you going?
MARTIN: I'm going to Philadelphia. What time is the train to Philadelphia?
MALE2: The next train is at two forty-five.
MARTIN: I'm not going today. What time is the train tomorrow.
MALE2: At two forty-five. The train to Philadelphia is at two forty-five every day.
MARTIN: Is that the only train?
MALE2: No.
MARTIN: What time are the other trains?
MALE2: At six-fifteen in the morning. At two forty-five in the afternoon. And ten-thirty at night. Do you want a ticket?
MARTIN: I don't want a ticket today. Thanks.
MALE2: You're welcome.

Practice 2:用 what time 询问确切时间。
Examples: 
MARTIN: What time is the movie?
What time do you have tickets for?
FEMALE: What time do you want?
MARTIN: What time is the game?
What time does the game finish?

会话B
女    :下午好,我能为你做些什么?
马  丁:是的。我想买张电影票。
女    :今天的吗?
马  丁:对,电影是什么时间开演?
女    :两点,4点,7点30分,还有9点15分。
马  丁:我买一张4点的票。
女    :多少张?
马  丁:只要一张。
女    :今天的吗?
马  丁:对,今天的,4点的。
女    :对不起,我没有4点的票了,你要另外时间的票吗?
马  丁:你有什么时间的票。
女    :两点钟和9点15分的。你要一张吗?
马  丁:不要了,谢谢。
女  二:你好。
马  丁:你好,我要买张电影票,你还有票吗?
女  二:是的,有。你要几点的?
马  丁:电影都有几点的?
女  二:12:30、3:15、5:30、8点,还有10点的。你要几点的?
马  丁:5点半。
女  二:你要哪部电影的票?
马  丁:对不起,请再说一遍。
女  二:你要哪部电影的票?有3部电影。
马  丁:我不知道。
男    :能为你效劳吗?
马  丁:你有今晚的票吗?
男    :没有。
马  丁:你有什么时间的票?
男    :我有下周的票。
马  丁:哪一天的?
男    :星期二晚上的。
马  丁:下周谁参加比赛?
男    :巴尔的摩队和纽约队。
马  丁:比赛是什么时间?
男    :8点。
马  丁:比赛什么时间结束?
男    :有时10点结束,有时10点30分结束。
马  丁:你有3张票吗?
男    :当然有,你要3张票吗?
马  丁:是的,座位在哪儿?
男    :这里,或这里,或这里。你要哪些座位?
马  丁:就这里,那很好,我要3张票。
男    :好的,稍候。
男  二:晚上好。
马  丁:晚上好,我要买张票。
男  二:到哪儿?
马  丁:到费城,去费城的火车是几点?
男  二:下趟火车2点45分。
马  丁:我不是今天去,明天的火车是几点?
男  二:2点45分,去费城的火车是每天2点45分。
马  丁:只有那么一趟吗?
男  二:不是。
马  丁:其它的火车是什么时间?
男  二:早上6点15分,下午3点45和晚上10点30分。你想买1张吗?
马  丁:我今天不想买票,谢谢。
男  二:不用客气。

New Words and Expressions 生词和短语

ticket   n. 票
batter   n. 击球手

Proper Nouns 专有名词

Philadelphia   费城

Language Points 语言要点

ticket 的基本含义是“票,券;入场券;车票”。对话中出现了 train ticket(火车票),与 ticket 有关的常用名词词组还有: plane ticket(机票),one-way ticket(单程票),round-trip ticket(往返程票),monthly ticket(月票),platform ticket(站台票),through ticket(通票),ticket office(售票处),ticket agency(票代售处)。
ticket 后常用介词有 to 和 for,一般表示“去某处的票”时,用 to;表示“何时或何事的票”时,常用 for。例如:train ticket to Baltimore, tickets to the concert, tickets for Wednesday, tickets for the ball game, tickets for the movie, ticket for four o'clock.


Cultural Notes  文化注释

美国国产电影分成不同的类别。G代表 general admission,即任何人都可看;PG代表 parental guidance,即小孩要看此类电影必须家长同意;R代表 restricted,18岁以下的青少年要看此类电影必须跟父母同去;X代表X-rated,18岁以下未成年人禁止看此类电影。美国电影之所以要分类是因为许多电影有暴力、恐怖及有关性方面的不健康内容,不适于未成年人看。

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