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B1 intermediate: Problems at the train station

In this video Makayla needs a bit of help from the station manager at the train station. Will she catch her train?

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Intermediate: B1


Hi everyone! Yes! I love to use the train as my favorite transport. Once traveling from Amsterdam to Germany, the dutch train was too late so I couldn't reach my connection to the next train...and was the last one at night. So, I spent the whole night until the first train at early morning. Now, here in México, the train is not a common mean of transport. Regards!

I like travelling. I have travelled by train only one time till now. It took me 8 hours on the train to go to Nha Trang from Ho Chi Minh city. I couldn't sleep all night because it's noise. I recommend travelling by flight. It's more convenient.

I love travelling by train. I travelled once using the train from Paris to Interlaken. It was a very enjoyable trip and I didn't face any problem. The train was clean, the seats were comfortable. Everything was organised.

I love traveling by trein when i go on holiday, bat i don’t like whenw i have to take trein to go to work at rush our. Ne cause it is too full so it is very stressful.

I take the Thameslink train whenever I arrive at Gatwick airport.
It takes me to St Pancras station in 50 minutes. It is cheap in comparison with others trains. In Italy there's Frecciarossa train it takes 3 hours and a half from Milan to Rome.

good english level

No, I rarely travel by train and I don't like it either. I do like the crowd and the noise made by them. If you happen to get on the same train with poor-behaved child, it's like hell!

Yes, I like travelling by train when I have a free time. It is slower than flight but It allows us to see a view. However, I am in Vietnam and my country railway system is very old now. There are too many accidents and it is risky for travelling by train

I visited London and I always traveled by train. It's very easy but too expansive. Fortunately I bought a special tourist ticket and I saved a lot

i really like travelling by train. There are very comfortable trains in a city of mine and i can relax and sleep during my joerney.