Trains and travel

Trains and travel

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Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

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Listen to five different conversations at a train station and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

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

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taibc's picture
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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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JorgeZar's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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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KingWolf99's picture
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I rarely travel by train, because I don't like it very much. I prefere travelling by bus, car or plane. I love planes. When I was a child, I'm used to be scared of them! I overcame this fear when I went to London!

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mike95rob's picture
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I never go by train anywhere because in my country we do not train because they are building new and my favourite transport is taxi or car because it is comfortable

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