The Reading / Listening - Level 0

There is a price war between taxi companies. Apps are making taxis cheaper. Some companies cut fares in half. London taxi drivers are unhappy with taxi apps. They say drivers of app taxis do not have enough knowledge of London's streets. Some taxi fares in London went down from $45 to $7.50.



A taxi app boss said the price war would mean more profits. He said companies should do things to be different. A London taxi driver said business was good. He said technology helps taxi drivers. One of New York's biggest taxi companies is unhappy with taxi apps. Singapore said it would regulate taxi app companies.

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Sources
  • http://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/uk-news/1460294/taxi-apps-price-war-sees-fares-slashed/
  • http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/11/23/taxi-app-price-battle-intensifies-get-taxi-slashes-fares
  • http://fortune.com/2014/11/21/singapore-to-license-taxi-hailing-apps/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

a price war between

a.

taxis cheaper

2.

Apps are making

b.

with taxi apps

3.

Some companies cut

c.

streets

4.

London taxi drivers are unhappy

d.

taxis

5.

drivers of app

e.

taxi companies

6.

do not have enough

f.

down

7.

London's

g.

fares in half

8.

fares in London went

h.

knowledge



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the price war would mean

a.

companies

2.

do things to

b.

was good

3.

A London

c.

be different

4.

business

d.

taxi drivers

5.

technology helps

e.

more profits

6.

One of New York's biggest taxi

f.

with taxi apps

7.

unhappy

g.

app companies

8.

regulate taxi

h.

taxi driver

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

There (1) ___________________ between taxi companies. Apps are making taxis cheaper. Some companies (2) ___________________. London taxi drivers (3) ___________________ taxi apps. They say drivers of app taxis do not have (4) ___________________ of London's streets. Some taxi fares in London (5) ___________________ $45 to $7.50.

A (6) ___________________ the price war would mean more profits. He said companies (7) ___________________ to be different. A London taxi driver said (8) ___________________. He said technology helps taxi drivers. One of New York's biggest taxi companies (9) ___________________ taxi apps. Singapore said it (10) ___________________ app companies.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Thereisapricewarbetweentaxicompanies.Appsaremakingtaxischea
per.Somecompaniescutfaresinhalf.Londontaxidriversareunhappywi
thtaxiapps.Theysaydriversofapptaxisdonothaveenoughknowledgeo
fLondon'sstreets.SometaxifaresinLondonwentdownfrom$45to$7.5
0.Ataxiappbosssaidthepricewarwouldmeanmoreprofits.Hesaidcom
paniesshoulddothingstobedifferent.ALondontaxidriversaidbusiness
wasgood.Hesaidtechnologyhelpstaxidrivers.OneofNewYork'sbigges
ttaxicompaniesisunhappywithtaxiapps.Singaporesaiditwouldregula
tetaxiappcompanies.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

Write about taxis for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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Answers

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