# Problems at the train station

Makayla needs a bit of help from the station manager at the train station.

### Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and follow the instructions to practise your speaking.

### Transcript

Makayla: Hello … Erm … yes. I’ve just missed my train!
Station manager: Ah. Where are you going?
Makayla: To Manchester.
Station manager: Ah yes. That was the 16:20.
Makayla: What time’s the next one?
Station manager: Let’s see. The next train to Manchester leaves at 17:15 from platform 2.
Makayla: 17:15 … so that’s quarter past five … platform 2. What time does it get to Manchester?
Station manager: At 18:30.
Makayla: Half past six … erm … Can I use the same ticket?
Makayla: Yes, here you are.
Station manager: Ah, sorry, no ... You can’t use this ticket on the 17:15 train.
Makayla: Really? Why not?
Station manager: This ticket is valid on trains before 5 and after 7 o’clock. During rush hour tickets are more expensive.
Makayla: Oh … do I have to buy another ticket?
Station manager: Yes, well, I can change your old ticket for a new ticket. Your ticket cost £7.50 and the new ticket is £11.00. So you just pay the difference, which is £3.50.
Makayla: Ah, OK, erm ... What platform is it from?
Station manager: Platform 2. Just over there, on the other side.
Makayla: OK, thanks. Bye.
Station manager: All right. Bye bye!

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Makayla: Hello … Erm … yes. I’ve just m_____ my train!
Station manager: Ah. Where are you going?
Makayla: T__ Manchester.
Station manager: Yes. That was the 16:20.
Makayla: W___ time’s the n___ one?
Station manager: Let’s see. The next train to Manchester leaves at 17:15 from platform 2.
Makayla: 17:15 … so that’s q______ past f___ … platform 2. W___ time d___ it g__ t__ Manchester?
Station manager: 18:30.
Makayla: H___ p___ six … erm … Can I use the same t_____?
Makayla: Yes, h___ you are.
Station manager: Ah, I’m sorry, no ... You can’t use this ticket on the 17:15 train.
Makayla: Really? W__ not?
Station manager: Because this ticket is only valid before 5 or after 7 o’clock. During rush hour tickets are more expensive.
Makayla: Oh … do I have to buy a______ t_____?
Station manager: Yes, well, I can change your old ticket for a new ticket. The old ticket cost £7.50 and the new ticket is £11.00, so you just need to pay the difference, which is £3.50.
Makayla: OK, erm ... What p_______ is it from?
Station manager: Platform 2. Over there.
Makayla: OK, thanks. Bye.
Station manager: You’re welcome.

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Discussion

Do you like travelling by train? Have you ever had any problems on your journey?

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