How to talk about Travel Time
Key phrases for practice:
It takes 30 minutes.
It takes 3 hours.
It takes 13 minutes by bus.
It takes 2 days by car.
About 50 minutes.
About 15 hours.
How long does it take to fly to Paris?
How long does it take to walk to the park?
How long does it take to get to Roppongi Hills?
How long does it take to get to the station?
What’s the best way to get to Osaka?
What’s the best way to get to the bookstore?
Click here for the Dialogue SCRIPT:
Al: Man, I need a vacation!
Steph: Hmm…Where’re you thinking of going?
Al: Well, one place I really want to go to is Hawaii.
Steph: Hawaii! Yeah, you should go! I recommend it!
Al: Oh, have you been there?
Steph: Yes, once.
Al: Really! I was always wondering…How long does it take to fly to Honolulu?
Steph: About seven hours.
Al: Seven hours?
Al: Hmm, that’s not so bad. And, uh, you know, I’ve seen a lot of movies and things and I always wanted to visit the North Shore. So from Waikiki, how long does it take to get to the North Shore?
Steph: Ah, it takes about two hours by car.
Al: I see. Again, not so bad. That’s very reasonable.
Steph: It depends on how many times you stop.
Al: I see, I see. Wow, that sounds fantastic! By the way, do you recommend any other places in Hawaii?
Steph: Ah! You should go to Kauai Island!
Steph: It’s magnificent!
Al: Really! Wow! What’s the best way to get to Kauai Island?
Steph: Well, if you’re short on time, you should fly. It takes about one hour.
Al: Oh! One hour!
Steph: By plane, yeah.
Al: Fantastic! Well, I’d love to go. Thanks for your advice.
Steph: No problem! Anytime!