Dialogue售票员：jǐzhāng?旅客： yī zhāng. duōshǎoqián?售票员：135 yuán.（The passenger has paid.）售票员： n|njīng dào shànghǎi, 9 yuè 7 rì, xiàwǔ, yī zhāng piào, 135 yuán, shoū nín 200, zhǎo nín 65.（票给旅客 The clerk gives the ticket to passenger.）旅客： xièxiè.售票员： xiàyigè.
售票员：上午还是下午？ shàng wǔ háishì xiàwǔ？ Morning or afternoon?When 还是 links up two words or phrasesthat indicate different alternatives, itusually appears in questions. When youanswer it, simply select one of the choices.
Cultural Note 1In China, therailroad system haslong constituted Cultural Notesthe principalmeans of travel. Itis generally themost economicone, thereforeduring peakseasons, a trainmay be extremelycrowded.
Cultural Note 2 The distance between Nanjing and Shanghai is approx 200 miles, about the same between San Diego and Santa Barbara. The train ticket between these two Southern Californian cities costs $41, compared to the ￥135 （$21) . But please remember, the ￥135-train ticket is one of the expensive type, and the cheaper one may only cost ￥ 45, that is $7!
ReviewVocabulary 一张(張)火车(車)票 yìzhāng huǒchēn piào n. one train ticket 还(還)是 háishì conj. or收 shōu v. receive, get找 zhǎo v. give the change
ReviewGrammar还是 When 还是 links up two words or phrases that indicate different alternatives, it usually appears in questions. When you answer it, simply select one of the choices.Ex。 老高是10年级的学生，还是11年级的学生？