Taking the Subway

1. Saying Hello

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2. Introduction to Tones

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3. Ordering a Coffee

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4. Airport - Arriving

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5. Taxi - Going to Hotel

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6. Hotel - Checking In

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7. Numbers 1-10

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8. Breakfast

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9. Shopping

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10. Introducing yourself

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11. Meeting a Colleague

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12. Going for Lunch

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13. Ordering Lunch

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14. Numbers 11 to 999

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15. In the Office

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16. Telling the Time

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17. Ordering Dinner

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18. Having Dinner

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19. Days of the Week

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20. Booking a Day Trip

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21. Sightseeing

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22. Taking the Subway

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23. Asking for Directions

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24. Buying a Phone

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25. At the Bar

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26. Karaoke with Friends

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27. Planning Meeting

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28. Giving a Presentation

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29. Leisure Centre

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30. Talking about Family

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31. Months of the Year

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32. Weather

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33. Visiting the Bank

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34. At the Market

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35. At the Post Office

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36. Sightseeing

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37. Contract Extension

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38. Café Lunch

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39. Apartment Search

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40. Hotel Checking Out

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Here you'll learn words and phrases that will be useful when taking the subway in China. Soon you'll be able to ask how to get to a particular subway station, and how to find subway line you need. When using the subway, you'll also need to understand what the train announcer might say to ensure you get off at the correct stop.

Dani offers to accompany Leo to go shopping on Sunday. Using the subway in China can be faster and a lot cheaper than taking taxis. The subway systems are very modern and efficient and have expanded rapidly in recent years. Leo also learns that its worth taking the time to find the closest exit to where you want to go when leaving the subway system

The subway systems in China's cities are for the most part relatively newly built. The government has put rail transport high on its priorities under its stimulus spending plan. Shanghai's Metro is now the longest Metro system in the world, with Beijing placing fourth after London and New York. Many Chinese cities now have modern cheap subway systems which are popular with both the locals and tourists.



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