The Baggage hall at Vancouver International Airport. Mary is waiting at the carousel. So is Hiroshi
A. Mary is British. She is on an airplane flying from Vancouver to San Diego.
Flight Attendant: Excuse me, ma’am. Are you an American citizen?
Mary: No. No I’m not.
Flight Attendant: Do you have a visa for the United States?
Mary: Yes, I do.
Flight Attendant: Can you complete this card? It’s for immigration.
Mary: All right. Uh, do you have a pen?
Flight Attendant: No I don’t. Sorry.
B. Mary decides to ask her neighbor about a pen.
Mary: Excuse me, do you have a pen?
Hiroshi: Yes, I do.
Mary: Uh, can I borrow it?
Hiroshi: don’t you have one?
Hiroshi: Huh… all right. There you go.
Mary: Thank you.
C. Mary: Here’s your pen back. Thanks.
Hiroshi: Are you here on vacation?
Mary: No, I’m not. I’m here on business.
Hiroshi: Are you British?
Mary: Yes, I am, but I work in Vancouver.
Hiroshi: I work in Vancouver too.
Mary: Are you Canadian?
Hiroshi: I was born in Japan, but for now I am an American citizen.
1. Family name. 2. First name. 3. Birth date. 4. Country of citizenship. 5. Sex (Male/ Female). 6. Passport. Number. 7. Country where you live. 8. City where Visa was issued. 9. Address while in the United States (Number and Street). 10. City and State.
Some questions: Replies:
1. Are you here on vacation? - Yes, I am.
2. Are you here on business? - No, I’m not. I’m here on business. \ It’s a business trip.
3. Why are you going to San Diego? - No, I live in San Diego.
- I’m in college there. \ I’m visiting friends. \ I’m visiting
- I’m not. I’m changing planes there.
Welcome to the USA. A.
Immigration control in San Diego, California.
Immigration: … From Taiwan? How long are you staying?
Woman: One week.
Immigration: Fine. Enjoy your stay.
Guard: Step this way. Please stand behind the yellow line… Please stand behind the yellow line… Go ahead, ma’am. Booth four… Step this way.
Immigration: Good day, ma’am. Your passport, please.
Mary: There you go.
Immigration: How long are you staying in the USA?
Mary: About two weeks.
Immigration: Thank you… that’s it. Welcome to the United States, and enjoy your stay.
B. Guard: Please pick up your bags, and walk through to Customs Control…
Customs: Welcome to the United States. Where are you traveling from?
Mary: I’m travelling from Vancouver.
Customs: Are you British?
Mary: Yes, I am.
Customs: My grandfather is British! He was born in York. Do you know York?
Mary: Yes, I do. It’s a lovely city!
Customs: Do you have any prohibited items?
Mary: No, I don’t.
Customs: OK. Enjoy your state here.
Mary: Thank you.
Baggage in hall.
The Baggage hall at Vancouver International Airport. Mary is waiting at the carousel. So is Hiroshi.
Mary: Pardon me.
Mary: That’s my bag over there, and I can’t reach it.
Hiroshi: Which one? This one?
Mary: No, not that one. The red one.
Hiroshi: Phew! Here you are. That’s heavy!
Mary: Oh, and those are my suitcases too.
Hiroshi: Which ones?
Mary: Those two blue ones and that aluminum one.
Hiroshi: I can’t reach them… Just a minute.
Mary: Please be careful! Don’t stand on the carousel.
Hiroshi: Don’t worry, ma’am. I am OK. I can get them.
Mary: Oh, dear. Are you all right?
Hiroshi: Uh, sure. Are these your suitcases?
Mary: Well…No… They aren’t. Sorry!
Words to know:
This red bag
That blue hard case
These green soft case
Those yellow metal case
black backpack (рюкзак)
brown vanity box (косметичка)