4. Asking the Concierge for Sightseeing Advice















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A: The front desk told me to ask you for sightseeing advice.

B: Of course. I'd be more than happy to help. I am, after all, the hotel's concierge.

A: Concierge? What exactly is that?

B: We advise you on where to visit, eat, or shop during your stay here in New York.

A: Great! So where should I start my sightseeing?

B: The Statue of Liberty is always a good place to begin.

A: I saw the Statue of Liberty on my last visit here. Can you recommend somewhere else?

B: Hmm. What type of interests do you have?

A: In my spare time, I really like to view art and go running.

B: Aha! Have you been to Central Park or the Museum of Modern Art?

A: No, but I've heard a lot about both.

B: Well, Central Park is wonderful for running. Afterwards, you should head to the Museum to enjoy the art.

A: Great! That sounds like a plan. Thanks a lot.

B: I'm sure you'll have a good time there.


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A: I was told to see you about going sightseeing.

B: It's my pleasure. I'm the hotel's concierge, at your service.

A: Concierge? Could you explain that to me?

B: We help direct hotel visitors to popular places to visit, eat, and shop.

A: Very good. So where shall I begin my sightseeing?

B: I would suggest the Statue of Liberty.

A: Gee, I've already seen the Statue of Liberty. What about another site?

B: Let me see. What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: I really like to run. And I like art.

B: Well, there you go! Have you ever visited either Central Park or the Museum of Modern Art?

A: No, but I've been meaning to.

B: Well, Central Park is fantastic for running. Then you can go to the Museum to look at the beautiful art.

A: That sounds like a great plan. I'll do that.

B: Enjoy your run and your visit!


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A: I need some sightseeing advice.

B: That's what I'm here for, sir. Every good hotel has a concierge like me.

A: I don't travel a lot. What exactly is a concierge?

B: A concierge helps visitors like you find great places to visit, shop, and eat.

A: That's great! So tell me, where should I go first?

B: I'd suggest that you start at the Statue of Liberty.

A: You know, I've already been there. Can you suggest another place?

B: Maybe. Tell me what you like to do in your spare time.

A: When I have some free time, I often spend it running or at museums.

B: Well, have you ever been to either Central Park or the Museum of Modern Art?

A: No, but I sure would like to.

B: Central Park is great for just about everything outdoors. Then you can visit the Museum of Modern Art.

A: Both places sound great. I'll try to do that today.

B: Enjoy the views at both places.


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A: I'm going sightseeing, but I'd like to get your advice first.

B: I'm only too happy to help. Tourists should always check with their concierge first.

A: Concierge? I'm not familiar with that word.

B: A concierge directs visitors to the city's great tourist, shopping, and eating places.

A: That sounds great. Now, is there any place that I should hit first?

B: Well, if you're like most people, you'll want to go to the Statue of Liberty.

A: I've already seen it, I loved it, but today I want to go somewhere else.

B: Sure! Tell me about your interests.

A: I like to run and I like to see the works of the masters.

B: You'll get along fabulously at Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art! Have you been to either?

A: No, I just haven't had the opportunity.

B: You'll love Central Park for running. Later on, you can go to the Museum of Modern Art.

A: Thank you. That's what I'll do.

B: This might be the best day of your visit.


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A: I need some sightseeing advice. I was told to come to see you.

B: As your concierge, it is my pleasure to help you, sir.

A: Concierge? Are we speaking English here?

B: A concierge helps you find all the great places for visiting, shopping, and eating.

A: What would you suggest that I visit first?

B: How about starting at the Statue of Liberty? Many people like to begin there.

A: The last time I was here, I visited the Statue. So do you have another place in mind?

B: I think so. Tell me what interests you.

A: I'm big on running, although maybe I like art even more than running.

B: Then you must go to Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art! Have you been to either one?

A: No. I haven't had a chance to go to either of them.

B: Both places are usually crowded with natives and tourists. You'll love the Park and the Museum.

A: Thank you. That's great advice.

B: This might be the best day of your visit.


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A: Can you give me some advice about going sightseeing?

B: Your concierge, sir, is the right person to ask when you need sightseeing advice.

A: What in the world is a concierge?

B: We direct visitors to all the great tourist, shopping, and eating spots in the city.

A: Then what would you recommend as a starting point for my sightseeing?

B: Definitely the Statue of Liberty. I think that that is everyone's favorite first stop.

A: Actually, I've already been there twice. Do you have another suggestion?

B: I think I can come up with something. How do you spend your spare time?

A: I keep my body healthy by running and my mind active by visiting museums.

B: Well, the Museum of Modern Art and Central Park were made for you! Have you gone to either one?

A: No, although I've heard great things about both of them.

B: You don't want to miss either place. Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art are big and beautiful.

A: Sounds great! I'll get my running gear and then I'm out of here.

B: This is a day you're going to remember for a long time.


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