Read and translate the dialogues. Play out one dialogue in pairs.
Your passport, please. How long are you planning to stay in the country?
Three weeks. Could I prolong my entrance visa in case of necessity?
Sure. The receiving party shall take care of it.
Can you put your bags on the table? And your customs form, please?
How much do they weight?
23 kilos. I’m sorry, but you’ll have to pay excess luggage charge.
Oh, it’s only three kilos overweight.
Yes, sir. It’s £6. Thank you. Have you go anything to declare?
Alcohol, cigarettes, fresh fruit, plants…?
Open your suitcase, please. Any gifts?
Only one bottle of vodka.
All right. It’s duty free. As you probably know, it’s forbidden to bring in more than two bottles of alcohol and two blocks of cigarettes to England. And no limitations as to currency. Here’s your form.
Not at all. Next, please.
Are you from France?
No. I am from Russia.
Have you got a civil passport?
No. I’ve got the business one.
Can you show it to me?
Yes, of course. Here it is.
Oh, yes, I see. Open your bag, please.
Here you are.
Do you come to work?
Yes, I’ve got an invitation from an engineering company here in Toronto.
Are you alone here?
No, I’m with my wife. She comes on a personal visit.
OK. You may go.
Excuse me! Where can I get a declaration form?
You can get it at the information desk.
I see. What do I write there?
Have you got anything to declare?
Oh, I’m afraid, I’ve got something. I’ve got a lot of cigarettes and five bottles of spirits.
I think you must pay duty on everything.
I don’t have American cash. Where can I change money?
There’s an exchange office near the information desk. Anybody can change cash there.