Useful English Phrases
when taking a Taxi
Make sure the driver turns on the meter after you get in the taxi.
If the driver seems to be driving in circles, write down his registration number and call the taxi company later.
Most drivers are honest, so relax and talk with the driver about the city.
Add a tip equal to about 10% to 15% of the total cost. Give a higher tip only if the driver really gave you good service.
Welcome to the city. Where to?
To the Do Re Mi Hotel.
Right away. Where brings you to the city?
I'm here on business, but I hope to have some time for sightseeing, too.
You should be sure to see the big festival on Monroe Street this week.
Okay, thanks for the tip. Are there any other things I should do while I'm here?
Don't miss the new art exhibit at the Central Museum. I've heard it's very good.
Thanks, that's a big help.
Here we are, the Do Re Mi Hotel. The fare is $17.50.
Here's $20. Keep the change.
Thanks! I hope you have an enjoyable stay here.