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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Language level

Intermediate: B1


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,
The LearnEnglish Team

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.


All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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

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.



The LearnEnglish Team

Do you like travelling by train? Have you ever had any problems on your journey? Add a comment below.

Hello! Yes, I like traveling by train. When I traveling alone I hadn`t problems;)

yes, I like travel by train but in my country the train it's not good

In Brazil travelling by train isn´t so usual. We have mainly metropolitan trains. These trains are so, so crowded during rush hour. It's very difficulty to get on them.