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

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


I'm not used to take the train for short distances, because in this case I prefer to travel by car. But when I have to go to a distant city in my country, I prefer to take the train instead of the flight, because it takes less time to arrive at railway station, and I don't have to spend time for check-in, boarding, and so on...

Yes, I like to travel by train, especially when they are on time!
It's less stressing than taking your car and you can take your time to read, watch videos, talk with a friend, enjoy the landskapes you're going through ... whatever you want.

i like traveling and i am interested in this video, but where is video?

Hello Liana

The video is near the top of the page, between the Preparation task and the Transcript. If you can't see it, I would recommend trying a different web browser or different device to see if you can see it there. I have checked it and there doesn't appear to be any problem on our end.

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Where is the video?

Hello Pakbert

Please see my response to Lianna above.

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On the platform

Yes, I do love to ride train transportation. But here in our country train are so crowded especially during the rush hour.

Yes I like travelling by train. I have had a problem once the train arrived with 2 hours late. It was awful. My parents were afraid that something wrong happened.

I often travel by train because it's less tiring ; I can read in the train or listen to the radio
I think it's more ecological but it's quiet expansive
In France the train are often late and it could be a problem when we have a date