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Do you often use a train? What is your favourite type of public transport? Why?


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aigle 18 June, 2017 - 11:56

Yes I often use trains when it's the holidays, but I don't like them becaue they give me headaches, I prefer planes, because it's faster than trains.

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ManiaG 7 June, 2017 - 15:08

I use a train sometimes, but i prefer my car, because it very fast and comfortable. Also I like a aeroplane, because I realy like to fly in the sky! Also my favourite transport is a fairy and hovercraft. They are interesting transport in the world, it can moving in the water.

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daniel91815 14 April, 2017 - 13:37

yes, i often use the train. my favorite public transportation is the train because is ecological and you talk with people or friends and is very cheap and safe.

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mikiihwang 23 February, 2017 - 11:55

I haven't been on a train yet. And I'll try it soon.
My favorite public transport is bus.
Because the price of bus ticket is cheap so it's suitable for the students, it's not as expensive as taxi and there's a bus stop near my house.

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Duc 9 February, 2017 - 03:00

when I was a child, I used train about one or two times a year but in now it is not
Maybe I choose bus when I use public transport because it is so favorable

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dieuai 29 October, 2016 - 16:12

I've never used train.I rarely use public transport.I've only used taxi and bus,but I don't like it

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taibc 13 July, 2016 - 06:43

No, I don't often go by train. Going by train is not popular in my country (Vietnam), because the trains are only suitable for far distances, and they are quite slow. Nowaday many people like going by cheap airlines, it is more quick than train. For short trips, I like to use taxi. It is easy to catch a taxi every where.

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Marukochan 12 January, 2017 - 16:27

No, It is not true! I see that there are many people in Vietnam still go by train. Althought now there are some cheap airlines, its price is high for many people. For examle, last month i still go to my province by car for passengers but somethings changed and I had to go so far to catch a car. So now I go by train. Because it is cheap, and it has priority for students, children and elderly people.

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JorgeZar 5 July, 2016 - 19:29

Well, it is depends o many factors. For example, I live in a little city so we don't have the train. The bus service works pretty well but I don't like a lot because the timetable is not the best for me.
If I to chose one choice I would say that the plane is my favorite transport, because I love airport and its enviroment.

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josca 11 June, 2016 - 04:26

Well, I am from Colombia. I live in Popayan, but I am from Ipiales. Here in Popayan, there is not train, but the city has Public transport, called Public Transport Integrated System with a bus stop in anywhere. However, I does not usually use a bus, but I go to University on foot and few times by motorcycle. Now, Why do not I use bus? Because I do not like its bus drivers, they are usually unpolite and some buses are broken and old, too. So, I prefer to go on foot to university.

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Fado23fado 22 May, 2016 - 12:01

I never use a train for traveling because there is no train in my city. My favorite transportation is bacaci. It is very fast according to another public transportation also time is very important for me.

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dchamika 1 April, 2016 - 11:10

I always use the train as my daily transportation and it is better than the other public transportation. Trains are faster than the other vehicles so i like to travel by it.

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Sarangi 28 March, 2016 - 07:01

I never go by bus, but I love to go by train because i have fun and it is very comfortable like a bed of roses...especially when going to the up countries this transportation is really useful and good too .

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prabhani 25 March, 2016 - 10:27

I use the train sometimes, but most of the time i use a car or taxi. My favorite type of public transport is the train,but I don't like travelling in a plane because it's very boring and makes me tired too.

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yenthan 8 December, 2015 - 15:28

I'm bored because I'm not good listening, I've not listened pecfectly sentences all in lesson. So, I must listen more carefully. I took 40 minutes for me to listen " Trains and travel" specially check your understanding in question and answer part. I feel that while I'm listening this lesson, I've not understood the whole of this " Trains and travel" but I've understood about 40%. Why? I agree that in this lesson has some vocabulary words. So, I need some advices listening? Can you help me?

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Tina - Coordinator 9 December, 2015 - 17:25

Hi Huyenthanh :)
Try to spend a little time each day listening to English. It can be anything - activities on our website, TV shows, radio, music, Youtube videos - everything will help! And do have a look at our Listening Skills section too ... I hope they help!
Best wishes, Tina (LearnEnglish Teen Team)

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yenthan 22 December, 2015 - 14:37

Hi Tina - Coordinator,
I want to thank you for your useful advices. I must practise more English Listening Skill by lmore istening them everyday.

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thanhtam 17 November, 2015 - 08:13

Hello everybody. I'm from Vietnam. I used to the train when I were student. My favourite type of public transport is the train. Because I don't carsick when moving by the train.

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Jonathan - Coor... 17 November, 2015 - 10:33

Hi thanhtam. As you mention 'when I were a student' I just want to check that you are the correct age. This site is for teenagers from 13 to 17 and if you are older than that, please do not post any more comments. Instead, you can join our LearnEnglish site for adults:

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Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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