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STREET TRAFFIC

I want to go from one end of our capital to the other.

Unfortunately there is no direct metro service to the place where I want to go.

I must take first the metro, then a trolley bus and lastly a bus.

I go to the metro station and take a ticket. Then I descend the escalator and walk on to the platform.

I board a train. The train dashes off. Very soon I get off.

I rise up the escalator and walk out into the square.

Here I take a trolley bus and occupy a back seat.

The conductor says: «А11 fares, please».

I tell him where I want to go and pay for a ticket

Then again I change for a bus.

All the time I look out of the window.

«What immense traffic!» I think.

«What a lot of motor-cars, buses, lorrie.s!»

At last I get out at the last stop but one.

I walk two blocks of houses and see the house I want.

I have arrived at my destination.

CONVERSATION

- Will you tell me1 the best way to the Kursk railway station?

- I see you are not a Moscovite. I shall have to explain2 it to you in detail.

- In fact it is the first time I have come to your capital. So please tell me everything in detail.

- Well, the simplest way is for you to take the trolley bus3 from here down to Arbat square, where there is a metro station. From the Arbat station you go direct to the Kursk station.

- Will I have time to reach the Kursk station in forty minutes? You see I have got to catch my train4 which leaves fifty minutes from now.

- Certainly. You will arrive at the station in some twenty five minutes.

- So I have not got to hurry?

- There is no special need to hurry, but of course you must not be too slow.

- I suppose crossing the street may take some time.

- Not too much. But be careful! Mind, you pass the street only under the green light- And if you suddenly see the yellow light while you are crossing, stop and wait in the middle of the street, because in a few seconds the red light will flash up. Otherwise you maybe run over by a car. For your own good observe the rules of street traffic.

- I wonder if it is the militiaman who switches on the light or the lights work automatically.

- In most cases it is the militiaman but on some busy throughfares and avenues the traffic is controlled automatically.

- Thank you very much for the information. I will do as you direct me.

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About myself

A trip by railway

My family

A sea voyage

Our flat

At the doctor's

At the library

At the cinema

The hotel

At the theatre

Street traffic

At the post office

An excursion out of town

Sport

Telephoning

Shopping

A visit

Sightseeing

Park of culture and rest

The soviet union

The dining-room

Elections

At the museum

Sputnic

A trip by air

 

 

 





 

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