Travel English: Backpacking in Thailand!: A lot of people visit Thailand every year for leisure, as well as for business. Even though Thai is the national language of the country, English is widely spoken in hotels and in the tourist areas. If you are a regular traveler you must have faced a lot of problems while talking to people. Well, not any more! Here we have picked out some basic instances that a regular tourist has to face. You can learn the dialogues used in these situation-based conversations before you plan your next visit.
At the Immigration Counter
Alan: Can I see your passport and arrival card, please?
Beth: Sure, here you are.
Alan: What is the purpose of your visit?
Beth: Tourism. I’m here on vacation.
Alan: How long do you plan to stay?
Beth: Maybe a week or 10 days.
Alan: You understand you are not permitted to work here, right?
Beth: Yes. I’m just here to relax on a vacation.
Alan: Very good. Here is your passport. Enjoy your stay.
Beth: Thank you very much. Bye.
Asking to Share a Taxi.
Beth: Excuse me, are you going to Khao San Road?
Shimmi: Yes, I am. How did you know?
Beth: Many travellers go there looking for cheaper hotels.
Shimmi: Are you going there too?
Beth: Yes, I am. Do you mind if we share a taxi?
Shimmi: That’s a good idea. It will be cheaper if we share.
Beth: Ok. Let’s go. We can get a taxi right across the street.
Shimmi: Do you know any good hotels around?
Beth: I asked my friend before leaving San Francisco. He said I would find some nice hotels on Khao San Road.
Shimmi: I think we should just get out of the taxi and walk around a bit.
Beth: Yeah. I just hope they are not full. We should’ve made reservations online.
Shimmi: The cheapest hotels don’t even have a website. Don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll find one.
The Outdoor Market.
Alana: Can you tell me where to go for the best shopping?
Hotel clerk: Sure, you must go to Chatuchak market. We also call it JJ market.
Alana: How can I get there? Can you get me a taxi?
Hotel clerk: Just take the skytrain. Get off at Mo Chit station. It’s easy to reach.
Alana: Great, so how do I find the outdoor market?
Hotel clerk: It’s right there at the skytrain station. It’s too big to miss.
Alana: Sounds easy. Thanks!
Hotel clerk: You’re welcome.
I’m here on vacation.
I’m just here to relax on a vacation.
Excuse me, are you going to Khao San Road?
Do you mind if we share a taxi?
Do you know any good hotels around?
We should’ve made reservations online.
Can you tell me where to go for the best shopping?
How can I get there? Can you get me a taxi?
Great, so how do I find the outdoor market?
Trip : A trip is a journey or excursion, especially done for pleasure.
Immigration : Immigration is the movement of people into another country or region to which they are not native.
Immigration Counter : It is the counter at the airport where all the checking is done about a person.
Passport : A passport is an official document issued by a government, certifying the holder’s identity and citizenship and allowing them to travel.
Arrival card : An arrival card is a legal document used by a country’s immigration authorities to provide passenger identification and record.
Purpose : Purpose is the reason for which something is done or is created.
Visit : To visit means to go to see and spent time with someone socially.
Tourism : The commercial organization and operation of vacations and visits to places of interests.
Vacation : A vacation is an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling.
Plan : A plan is a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something.
Permitted : To permit means to give authorization or consent to someone to do something.
Relax : To relax means to make or become less tense or anxious.
Share : Sharing means to have a portion of something with others.
Traveller : Traveller is a person who is travelling or who often travels.
Cheaper hotel : The hotels that are available at a normal price which is affordable.
Reservation : Reservation is the process of reserving something.
Website : A website is a set of interconnected pages, usually including a homepage, located on the same server.
Outdoor : An outdoor activity can be something that is done, situated or used out of doors.
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