Multimedia Role Play for Chinese

At the station ticket office B | 车 站 售 票 处 B


A is a student from Britain who wants to go to Nanjing.

B is a Chinese ticket office assistant.

C is the station manager; and a person at the front of the queue.


Tasks for B, a ticket office worker

Make the conversation as realistic as possible by greeting each other at the beginning and by using small talk. Try to anticipate the flow of the conversation by looking at the following prompts.


  1. Tell A, the student, that you don't sell normal ‘Chinese’ tickets to a           foreigner and ask A to go to the next ticket window (隔壁售票窗口gébì shòu piào chuāngkǒu N) where tickets for foreigners are sold. Tell A that his/her Taiwanese student card is invalid in mainland China.
  2. Ask A not to be so politically correct, and that you are acting in accordance with (按照 ānzhào) the rules (规定guīdìng ). Call C, your station manager, and ask him/her to help.