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Train Travel

Train Travel

Date: Nov 15 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.

Americans love to drive cars. Sometimes we forget that there are other ways to travel. The train is a great way to get around!
It’s easy to use the Internet to find train schedules. Beth recently made train reservations. She went online to plan her trip and to get a reservation. Read on to she how she did it!


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

Before you can take a train, you must purchase a ticket. It’s easy to order tickets online. First you need to figure out what days and what times you want to travel. Then you go to www.amtrak.com.
Enter the train stations that you want to Depart From and Return To into the Fast Fare Finder. You will also need to enter the dates and times that you want to travel, and the number of passengers.
Then click “Go” and you will see a list of options. Select one of the travel choices and then click the Book Selection button.
It’s important to notice that there are a variety of accommodation options. You can travel in First Class, Business Class, Sleeper, Reserved Coach, or Lower Level Reserved Coach Seating. Select the accommodations that you would like and then click the Show Fares button.
Next you will see the cost of the train ticket. The last step is to purchase the ticket by supplying the billing information for the trip you have selected.
Here’s what you will need:
1. Your name
2. Your credit card information
3. Your billing address
Finally, make sure that you print your receipt for your ticket. All aboard! Have fun on the train!



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Do you feel ready to buy a train ticket? It’s pretty easy to do it online. And if that doesn’t work for you, you can always call Amtrak and talk to someone.
Good luck and happy travels!
Your American Friend,


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