【英语学习】每日对话:办旅游签证[声频]

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这套英语每日对话围绕一家人在美国旅行的经历展开——从开始办签证,到逐一游历50个州 。他们在旅途中了解美国文化历史,学习英语,体验各州风情 。这个对话系列适于中级或中级以上英语水平的学生使用

在以下对话中,一家人谈申请美国旅游签证所需手续。

Sam: Did we book our flights yet for our trip to the U.S.?

Claudine: Sam, first we need to get our visas. When do we go to the U.S. Embassy for ourtourist visa interviews?

Gina: We have a lot to do before going to the interviews. First, we need individual pictures of each of us. There are photo requirements, so we probably should go to a photography studio that takes passport photos.

Sam: What else do we need to do?

Paul: There’s a form to fill out. After we complete the form, we must print the confirmation page. We need to bring that page to our interviews.

Gina: And we have to schedule our interviews at the U.S. Embassy.

Paul: And I’ve checked our passports. All of our passports are valid for at least six months after our trip.

让我们复习一些词语:

To book (something)的意思是预订(某事)。在这个对话中,to book a flight的意思是订机票 。

tourist visa :旅游签证

An interview :面谈;面试

Photo requirements :有关照片的规定和要求,通常包括照片尺寸,头像位置以及背景色调等

To fill something out :填某些东西(如表格)

confirmation page :确认页,用以表明所提供的信息已经被接收。在这个对话中, the confirmation page显示表格填写完整并被接收。

Valid :按法律或规定有效的

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“日常对话”由美国国务院教育与文化事务局英语语言项目处(Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)资深项目官员海蒂•豪兰(Heidi Howland)编写。

点击了解有关美国旅行计划 的更多信息及 旅行签证申请步骤


This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family and their experiences during a trip to the U.S. Join them as they get visas and then travel to each of the 50 states. During their trip, they learn about U.S. culture and history, learn more English, and learn about some of the uniqueness of each state. These conversations are for intermediate-level English-language learners or higher.

In this conversation, the family discusses the steps needed to apply for a U.S. tourist visa.

Sam: Did we book our flights yet for our trip to the U.S.?

Claudine: Sam, first we need to get our visas. When do we go to the U.S. Embassy for ourtourist visa interviews?

Gina: We have a lot to do before going to the interviews. First, we need individual pictures of each of us. There are photo requirements, so we probably should go to a photography studio that takes passport photos.

Sam: What else do we need to do?

Paul: There’s a form to fill out. After we complete the form, we must print the confirmation page. We need to bring that page to our interviews.

Gina: And we have to schedule our interviews at the U.S. Embassy.

Paul: And I’ve checked our passports. All of our passports are valid for at least six months after our trip.

Now let’s review the vocabulary.

To book something means to make arrangements to have or use something at a date in the future. In the conversation, to book a flight means to buy airline tickets in advance.

tourist visa is an official stamp or mark put in your passport by officials that gives you permission to enter a country as a tourist (someone traveling for pleasure).

An interview is a formal meeting at which a person is asked questions.

Photo requirements are the detailed rules about how the photo must be taken. These requirements often include the size of the photo, the position of the person’s face in the photo, the background in the photo, etc.

To fill something out means to complete something (such as a form) by providing information.

confirmation page is a response that shows information was received. In the conversation, the confirmation page shows that the form was completed and received.

Valid means legally or officially acceptable.

The American English website offers a variety of free resources for learners and teachers of English. The American English Facebook page posts learning materials for English-language learners daily. The American English for Educators Facebook page posts teaching materials for English-language teachers daily.

Everyday Conversations are developed by the State Department’s Heidi Howland, a senior program officer in the Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Learn more about planning a trip to the U.S. and applying for a tourist visa.

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