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

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Could I use the other phrase instead of "rush hour"? And could you give me some sample? Thank you.

Hello Nancy Nguyen,

I can't think of one word or phrase which could be used instead of 'rush hour'. You could describe it by saying 'the busiest time of the day' or 'the time when everyone is driving home from work', however.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello;
Unfulutly i have never traveled by train but i hope use it one day.

Hello,
Is there any other videos? I want to see and practise more.

Hi Manahil,

We will be adding more videos in the future, but for now you can see a few others in the LearnEnglish Teens Speaking section.

Enjoy!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hallo
Can I say ‘which platform is it from ?
Instead of ‘ what platform is it from?

Thank you

Hello Hadeel.s,

Yes, you could use 'which' instead of 'what' here and it would be perfectly correct. In general, we use 'which' when we are thinking of a limited number of options (which seems to be the case here) and 'what' in other situations, but native speakers sometimes use 'what' when 'which' might be more appropriate.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi , in one travel from my city Basra to Baghdad the time was so long it was about 12 hour we did not know why because my cousin and me sleep all the night and when we waked up we found the sun shined and the train was stopped , when we looked around we found the train out the railway and we do not arrived to Baghdad but we were in Hilla city about 150 km south Baghdad

Interesting that there's price discrimination between rush-hour and normal hour. This is a logical practice and I deem as acceptable. Train is affordable and efficient mode of transportation, especially for moving a large number of people.

During rush hour tickets are more expensive.
What does it mean rush? Thanks Diego

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