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Old 03-11-2012, 12:51 AM
 
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I live in Asia, am learning English. I have a practise about conversation. I want to know the way speaking in US:

1/ "An calls the airport to make reservation on fly home to see his parents for two weeks. An wants to fly on Friday, but doesn't know when the planes leave or how much the round trip will cost"

An

2.. State need for info on flights
3.. asks for shedu departtures on Fri
4.. ask for fare info
5.. answers the question
6. makes a reservation or decline offer to make a reservation
7. give closing

Airline Representative
1.. answers phone (______ Airline)
2.. offers to help with info
3.. gives time of departure
4.. asks whether it is round-trip or one-way
5. gives the fare, offers to make reservation
6.. thanks customer for calling
7.. replies the closing


Thanks so much for helping me
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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It is not clear what exactly you want. Perhaps you should try posting your question on the Writing Forum.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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I live in Asia, am learning English. I have a practise about conversation. I want to know the way speaking in US:

1/ "An calls the airport to make reservation on fly home to see his parents for two weeks. An wants to fly on Friday, but doesn't know when the planes leave or how much the round trip will cost"

An

2.. State need for info on flights
3.. asks for shedu departtures on Fri
4.. ask for fare info
5.. answers the question
6. makes a reservation or decline offer to make a reservation
7. give closing

Airline Representative
1.. answers phone (______ Airline)
2.. offers to help with info
3.. gives time of departure
4.. asks whether it is round-trip or one-way
5. gives the fare, offers to make reservation
6.. thanks customer for calling
7.. replies the closing


Thanks so much for helping me
Are you wanting to know what the person you are calling "An" would be typically saying in colloquial English? It really could be anything. If it were my son, here's how it would go.

1. Hi, I have a question. I need to make a reservation for a plane ticket from Tokyo to DesMoines, IA. I want to leave this Friday the 23rd. Can you tell me when the flights leave and how much round trip airfare will cost?

(you answer with various flight information and various prices).

2. I'm confused. Say I pick the flight that leaves at 11 am Friday. What time do I get in to DesMoines?

(you answer)

3. OK, and how much does that cost round trip?

(you answer)

4. Ok, thanks for the info. Now I have to ask my parents for some money! I'll get back to you. Bye!
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Des Moines is two words, but yay for spelling it correctly!
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