Conversation Topics for English Learners: Arrival Time

Hello, English Learners. In American culture, time is considered very important. Most Americans pay close attention to schedules and due-dates. Today’s conversation topic is “Arrival Time”. Imagine you’re having a conversation about time with others. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions.
— You’re at an airport, waiting for a friend to land. You don’t know the exact time the plane will land so you ask an airport attendant for help. What would you ask? What would the airport attendant say?
— You’re at home, organizing for a party. You’ve invited your guests to come at 8PM, and you’re waiting for them to arrive. What would you tell your guests when they arrive? What would your guests tell you?
— You’ve called a taxi service to come pick you up from your house. The taxi is late, and the taxi driver rings your door bell. What would you tell the taxi driver? What would the taxi driver tell you?
Whenever you talk with others about being late, please remember to show courtesy, as there are many valid reasons that can keep one from being on time.

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