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Episode 03

Tess and Ravi talk about one of the most emblematic forms of transport in London. You guessed it! The big, red double-decker buses! Jo and Adam join them in speaking about transport.

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • What is your favourite transport?
  • How do you get to work or school or university?
  • Is there a special form of transport that tourists use in your country, like the Routemaster buses in London?
  • Have you ever ridden on the big red buses in London?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi..I use my car daily . For a period of three years I drove my car to my work for about 250 kilometers every day.I spent a lot of time in my car and in this time I listened ,,elementary podcasts ,, series 1,2 and 3 several times.
I liked.

Hi i'm juhat
I listenned series 4 episode 3. It's great but i'm waitting a long time for the next episode
For the all episodes when they will are available ?

Now i'm talking about bus in my contrie in Paris. They are a lot of bus it's very good beacause you can see Paris. They are a lot of transports but every time they are problem in line. I'ts very sad.
Me i like bus but some time you have to stay to much.
You have also in Pais the doublestairs in bus for the tourits, for visiting the town. I never take it.
Me i like this tradition in LONDON the red bus and the double bus it's look nice and confortable
I already taken.

Thanks and i'm waiting episode 4

Hello Juhat,

We'll be releasing a new episode every two weeks – the next is one is to be published on 30 June – until 15 December. There will then be a four week break until 12 January, when Episode 17 will be released. The last four episodes will be released every two weeks again – Episode 20 is due out on 23 February 2016.

If you haven't already listened to it, you might want to listen to Series 3 if you want to listen to Elementary Podcasts more often!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

i use my private car to go my work in dubai
everyday i spend two to three hours on the road because of the traffic jam between Dubai and Sharjah
all people like me they use them self cars.
it is the favorite transportation way in united arab emirates.

I think it is because of the good price of petrol

My name is Luiz Carlos, from Brazil. I visited London in April 2013, and did a small course of English in Central London. Every day I traveled by Tube. Some times I took a bus and twice I took a Cab. All of than are very good, I enjoyed a lot. It works perfectly, and the people are serious but polite.
It was a wonderful time.

My name is Luiz Carlos from Jundiai, near the capital of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The traffic in Sao Paulo is chaotic. I live in Jundiai and work in Sao Paulo. From my house to my work are 70 Km and, everyday, I get there by motorcycle. It's dangerous but faster than by car. In 2013, in average, 1,1 motorcyclist and 1,4 pedestrian died per day.
By the way, congratulations for this serie and for the other three series that I enjoyed a lot.
Thank you.

Thank you all.

Nice! I took once in south africa a touristic bus like that. Nice to be upstairs. Usually i use bus as means of transportation but i still prefer by walking if i can

I have driving licence since I was 18 :). Now i'm 24 and I don't remebere If I have ever loved traveling by something else expect the car. I do really hate taking the bus. It is always late and stressful. I enjoy being on my own, listening to the music I like, without having to listen others' conversations.

I prefer taking trains when I travel around or return back to my home town. Because it is cheapest way to travel, safe and comfortable if you get the berth ticket. As you know, China is a big country. My home twon is far away from where I work now. 20 year ago, I only needed to pay under 5 British Pounds to get a seat by student card but I would spend 7 days on the whole journey. Now, it take me only 50 hours to sleep on the train by paying roughly 60 British Pounds. Recently, a good news is coming, which I can get home in a day by taking high-speed train next year.