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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.

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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 how are you

Hello everyone!

What's up?

I'm Caio from Contagem so I've lived here since 2009 and when I worked near to my home I used to walk to my job every single day, I believe that the most important advantage in this green behaviour wasn't only saving money and time but also avoiding a car on street as consequence traffic jam in my view might be more friendly than was before. Since I changed my workplace I've taken buses frequently although I'm enjoying my new commute.

See you next time

Caio Carvalho

Hello everyone,
It`s good to listen about bengy bus, how convenient it`ll be for people in wheel chair and ladies with stroller. Excellent!!
In my country, all kind of transports are available. for instances; old fashioned buses, modern metro buses, cars, rikshaw( tricycle), qinchi( bike with carrier at the back), bikes, cycles and tonga( horse cart) except double decker. It did exist a ages before, in one of the cities, Karachi. but no more now.
All the old fashioned buses, rikshaw, quinchi, cycles, runs in below average areas, because they charge less. affordable for people living in that area. SOUNDS GOOD! ISN`T IT? In other words taking care of poors. but, these transports are in pathetic condition and has driven by rash drivers/ uneducated, releasing lot of co2, ear bursting horns. always break the rules.
whilst in posh areas, there are metro buses( air conditioned, uniformed driver), mostly cars are being used, bikes are in less no. Cycles used by servants only. well maintained. NO above mentioned vehicles, NO smoke.
Tonga( horse cart) mostly has been used in villages.
First time, when i came here, i felt pity and astonished on Government. With the passage of time, i learnt. the people living in such area are same. Least bothered, about cleanliness, abusively using all the facilities provided to them.
Like unaware of " How harmful this co2 gas is".
While going through comments of other members. i think "Chercher from Taiwan and Aaron Mathew from philippines" were good enough than us, using cycles. At least playing a role to reduce "Global Warming". i suggest using cycle for small distances. If every individual starts, what possibly could be done to reduce carbon dioxide gas. May be we get protected by the natural disaster expected in future.
Hope for best

I like cycling to my college .I think it is a fast way to get there during the traffic jams in the morning.
If I can't get my school on time that let me feel anxious so I prefer cycle my bike than take a bus.
Cycling is not only a good exercise to get fit and health but also saving money.

Hello there!

Here in the Philippines, most people don't have cars, and Jeepneys are the most common mode of transportation for people. For tourists, they mostly ride trains, but in provinces, tricycle is also a common means of transporting people.
Thanks you!

Hello people! I like this podcast too. I live in a little town so it isn't necessary use any mean of transport, we can go almost everywhere by foot. Although we have to go to another town or city to bay some things that there aren't in my town, it means that we have to go by car or we can catch the bus, but this is only once a day, so there are few schedule to choose. But it is so healthy go by walking as much as you can.
See you!

how´s it going everybody! , Im mr Barrios from state of Puebla of Mexico. regards.
i wanna improve my English, mainly my speaking and listening.

see you soon

Hi, my name is Ngoc Mai, i have been listening to ur podcast from the season 1 to season 4. i love the way you are all making the podcast, i hope u will keep making it. anyway, in Vietnam, there are many ways to transport, such as bus, motorbikes, bikes,... i think that the most popular one is motorbike. But sometimes the foreign people are scared of it because it's too dangerous and too fast. we also travel by bus too, and the tickets are very cheap. But whati really like it the bicycle, it helps you to exercise and save the enviroment

Hi everyone, my name is Seng.
I live in Bangkok, Thailand. I sometime use public transportation including bus, skytrain, and MRT.
I prefer skytrain than the rest because it is not affected by traffic congestion (I can control my time) and so convenient to get my workplace.

Hi everyone ,
I am Bhagwati Prasad from India and I m going to learning English so I also want to practice English more and more , if you don't mind can you assist me that how to learn it as soon as possible .