GLORIA: I’m glad we took the train. I don’t like to ride in buses.
KAREN: Yes, I agree. We can see the scenery better. In a bus, all you see are the roads.
GLORIA: Even in Taiwan, I always liked to take the train. It is more comfortable.
KAREN: I agree. Buses bounce too much. After two or three hours, you feel too tired.
GLORIA: Look at that village!
GLORIA: Do you think I can take a picture through this window?
KAREN: I don’t know if it will turn out good.The window might cause the picture to be blurry.
GLORIA: I will try.
KAREN: Who is that man in the aisle?
GLORIA: Oh, he is coming to check tickets. We have to show him our tickets.
MAN: Tickets, please. You are on the wrong train, ladies.These tickets are for the express train.
KAREN: The express train?
MAN: Yes. The train you are on is the local train. The local train stops at every station.
KAREN: Oh, no! We want to get to Dorsett. Where are we going on this train?
MAN: You are going to Dorsett on this train too. But it will take longer.The express train goes straight to Dorsett without stopping.This train is the local train. It stops at every station.
GLORIA: When will we get to Dorsett then?
MAN: In about two hours.
GLORIA: That isn’t bad. I don’t mind at all. We are enjoying the view of the countryside.
MAN: It’s alright this time. I won’t make you buy two new tickets.But next time, please be sure you are on the right train.
KAREN: We will read the signs more carefully next time. Thank you.