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Buying Tickets Part I

Buying Tickets Part I

Date: Jan 11 2002


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Happy New Year Friends!
The New Year is a good time to celebrate, and one of the best ways to celebrate is to go out to a great concert!
In this lesson you can hear Miguel call a ticket distributor to get a hold of tickets to a hot concert he wants to attend.


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.



Ticket Salesperson: Fasttix, this is Heidi.

Miguel:  Hi. I wanted to get tickets for, uh, the Nelly Furtado[/def] concert in Portland, Oregon.

Ticket Salesperson: Sure. How many tickets did you want?

Miguel:  Uh, two.

Ticket Salesperson: I should let you know that if you went to Safeway[/def] you’d save yourself a dollar per ticket and three dollars for the order.

Miguel:  Oh, for real? Safeway?

Ticket Salesperson: Uh huh.

Miguel:  Oh, okay I’ll do that.

Ticket Salesperson: All right. Thanks.

Miguel:  Thanks you.

Ticket Salesperson: Bye.



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Calling a ticket distributor like Fasttix is just one way to get tickets for a concert. Miguel was lucky that the woman working at Fasttix told him how to get tickets in a way that would help him save money.
Miguel is surprised to hear that he can buy cheaper tickets at Safeway. Can you hear the surprise in his voice when he says, “Oh, for real?”
How do you buy tickets in your country? What concert would you most like to see this year? Come to the Life Goes On message board and share with us, and I wish you all peace, joy and prosperity in 2002!


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