【英语口语】美语情景对话 第19期:火车旅行 The Train Trip
Todd: Devon, I hear that you took the train acrossRussia.
Devon: Yes, I started in Moscow, travelled through Russia, Mongolia, and ended up in China.
Todd: Wow! That’s a long way!
Devon: Yes, it was. It took three weeks. I did it as part of a tour with ten other people.
Todd: Man, that’s a cool trip. That must of cost a lot of money.
Devon: It did cost a lot of money but not a lot of people can say they have done that, and so, I looked in, I researched the trip several months before I actually took it. A friend and I did ittogether and there was one other American and the rest of the people were from Switzerland.
Todd: OK. Cool! What was the landscape like?
Devon: A lot of it was flat and for miles around you could see absolutely nothing, and as yougot into Siberia there was scattered trees, and when we got into Mongolia you could see someCamels every once in awhile, but besides that there was a whole lot of nothing.
Todd: Wow! Just wild camels!
Devon: Wild Camels around the drinking hole. Yes, saw that more than once.
Todd: So how did you eat on this train?
Devon: We stopped several times along the way and upon every platform you could buy foodthat local people were selling. A lot of it consisted of dried fish and other types of Russiandelicacy and a lot of noodles that you heated up with hot water. Every train had hot water onit on every carraige so you were always able to make noodles if you were desperate.
Todd: So was this a luxurious train or was it a pretty basic…?
Devon: It was pretty much the most basic you could get. There were no animals on board butsometimes they were coal–heated so it was very basic.
Todd: Wow! Would you do it agian?
Devon: Great question! Would I do it again? Yes, I would do it again but I would wait severalyears to do it. One because it does cost a lot of money and two because there are many otherthings to do and see.
Todd: OK. Thanks a lot Devon.
Devon: You are very welcome!