SYLVIA: So, what do you plan to do today?
SHARON: There is a Matisse exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Larry and I will go.
SYLVIA: Did you buy tickets already?
SHARON: No. Do we need tickets?
SYLVIA: Well, probably. Probably you will have to wait in line if you don't have tickets.
SHARON: Outside or inside?
SYLVIA: Outside, on the sidewalk.
SHARON: Hmm. It's very cold today.
But I brought my jacket. Maybe it will be alright to wait.
SYLVIA: The MOMA is very popular. There will be a lot of people.
SHAROM: "MOMA"? What's that?
SYLVIA: Oh, sorry.
It stands for the Museum of Modern Art. It's an acronym. M O M A "MOMA."
SHARON: I see. Do you have any suggestions for other things we should do?
SYLVIA: I suggest you go to the Jewish Museum.
It's not far from the Guggenheim, near Central Park. It is really very interesting.
Also, there is a great museum of medieval European art further up north.
It's called the Cloisters.
SHARON: How can we get up there?
SYLVIA: You can take a bus.
SHARON: But Larry says the neighborhoods in the north are dangerous.
SYLVIA: Some places aren't good to go.
But I can show you the right bus to take. It will be no problem.
SHARON: We want to see the Statue of Liberty too.
SYLVIA: I have never done that myself. But I hear it is very interesting. You two should go.
SHARON: You have never gone to the Statue of Liberty?!
I can't believe it! But you live here!
SYLVIA: Yes, but I'm very busy with work.
And you know how it is, sometimes people don't visit the tourist sites in their own country.
SHARON: I know. Are the subway trains easy to take here?
SYLVIA: Oh, yes. I recommend the subways. They are very fast, faster than taxis.
And the maps are very clear. Just be careful you don't get off in the wrong place.
SHARON: Thank you for all this advice, Sylvia. Let me pay for our breakfast today.
SYLVIA: No, absolutely not.
You are a visitor here. When I come to Illinois, then I will let you pay.
But here, I think of you as my guest.
SHARON: You are treating us too well.
SYLVIA: I am happy you decided to come.
It gets cold here in winter, but there are many many things to do.