Tickets

Melanie and Lizza are going on a train journey, but something has gone wrong.

Tickets

Melanie: I can’t believe you!

Lizza: What? I’m sorry. I forgot my glasses.

Melanie: Don’t make this situation worse.

Lizza: What are you on about? Look, I don’t have good eyesight. I’ve told you a hundred times! I’m sorry I booked the wrong time!

Melanie: Well, I hope you are sorry! We’ll be late to Kassandra’s birthday because of you!

Lizza: Listen! I’m sorry! It’s a train. You never know, there might be a chance that the train goes later than usual.

Melanie: (Angrily) Oh yeah… STOP DREAMING! We’re gonna be late all because of you. I wish I had a better sister!

Lizza: (Sadly) Well, I see how it is…

Melanie: (Reach out to Lizza apologetically) Look, I’m sorry I got angry. You’re right. It’s not your fault. Let’s just move on and forget about it.

Lizza: No… I’m a horrible sister.

Melanie: You’re not. I just overreacted. Come on. Let’s try to persuade the ticket people to change our tickets. It will all be fine.

Lizza: Fine. I trust you.

Melanie: Okay. Look! I see a woman over there in the ticket office.

Lizza: Okay. Let’s go!

Quiz

Were they friends in the end?
Yes
Well done!
 No
They made up in the end.
Who made the mistake?
 Lizza
Well done!
 Melanie
Incorrect. It was Lizza.

Discussion

  1. Have you ever travelled by train? Where did you go?
  2. What’s good about train travel? What are the disadvantages?
  3. What’s your preferred method of travel?
  4. What is the longest train route in the world?
  5. Is it expensive to travel by train?
  6. Can train travel be romantic?
  7. Have you ever had an argument with your friend?
  8. Is travelling with family and friends stressful?
  9. Do you prefer travelling with people or alone?
  10. Have you ever met a new friend when travelling?