A:How did your vocation go?
B:I traveled the Three Gorges.
A:What about the trip? Do you enjoy yourself?
B:Yes, we had a good time.The trip was terrific. We toured the Three Gorges by boat. It's realty exciting!
A:Did your boat float down the river?
B:Yes. There are many places where the gorge is very narrow, with steep cliffs on both sides.
B:Yes, but we have life jackets. And we got a real kick out of that.
A:What a thrilling trip!
A:Nowodays, ships and boats are no longer so important in transportation as they used tobe.
B:True. With the extension of railways and highways, and the improvement of safety andcapacity of airplanes, ships and boats have been giving place to trains, planes and automobiles.
A:I read in the newspapers that the passenger liners from Shanghai to Ningbo and Dalian havebeen out of business; and the liners up and down the Yangtze River have been reduced by70%.
B:The pace of life of people is now getting faster and faster, so the speed of ships and boatsseems to be so slow. I think it may be the reason why people don't like to travel by boat.
A:But the most of the transoceanic cargo transportation is still carried by boat.
A:I'd like to go to Hong Kong. When does the next ferry leave?
B:The ferry runs every hour on the hour. The next one is scheduled to leave at 11 sharp.
A:What's the fare?
B:The one way ticket is 35 HKD, and round-trip is 60 HKD.
A:How long will it take to Hong Kong?
B:About 2 hours.
A:Okay, I'd like to have a one way ticket.