Here is the next part of our story. We’ve highlighted the functional phrases in part 5. Look out for question forms in part 6.
~ My trip to Paris ~
Part 5: The train journey
I said, “I’m sorry. I don’t speak French. Do you speak English?”
“Of course,” she said. “You need to go to platform 3. The next train leaves in 5 minutes.”
I thanked her and walked quickly to platform 3. I checked my ticket for the carriage and seat reservation. My seat was in carriage D. It was a window seat but there was someone sitting in it.
“Excuse me,” I said. “I think that’s my seat.”
The man said, “Oh! I thought it was my seat.” He checked his ticket. “You’re right. I’ve got the aisle seat. Sorry about that.”
He stood up to let me sit down.
The sights along the journey were very interesting. I saw some beautiful English and French countryside. There were also some traditional buildings in the distance.
Suddenly we were travelling through the suburbs of Paris. Finally, the train arrived at the Gard du Nord. I collected my bag and jumped off the train.
As I walked out of the station, I could smell the French perfume which I love. I’d always dreamed of visiting the Eiffel Tower. I wanted to go there straightaway but first I had to drop my bag at my hotel.
I decided to walk to the hotel but after 5 minutes I realised I was lost.
Part 6: Lost!
I said to myself, “OMG! Where am I going? Should I go right or left? I don’t know.”
I stopped walking for a little bit to collect my ideas.
“OK, no problem,” I thought. “ I should ask a policeman.”
Luckily, there was a policeman standing on the corner of the street. I went over to him. “Do you know the way to L’hotel de Ville?” I was surprised he didn’t understand me. Maybe he didn’t speak English.
I tried again but I didn’t have a card with the address of the hotel. “What am I going to do?” I asked myself.
Then I had an idea. I got out my phone.
Thanks again to Shehnaz for her ideas for this part of the story.
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